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Press Release
May 23, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory, Including Changes on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
For Changes Affecting 2 4 5 A C D E F L M N

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  In addition, TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account. 

 

The Weekender for Mobile in the Apple app store is available now for iPhone; this free-to-download app shares the same features as the desktop version, including a subway diagram that displays the service to be provided each weekend, and all service changes.  Using the most-popular features of the iOS system, users can pinch or expand the map to multiple zoom levels, and tap to choose one of three ways to view service diversions: Service by Line, Service by Borough and Service by Station at http://mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html

 

These weekend changes are necessary because of capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  This work is part of NYC Transit’s ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2010-2014 Capital Program log on to www.mta.info/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

 

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 25 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road:

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

*2 trains from Flatbush Avenue are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.

 

4

From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 26, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) 4 trains skip 176th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 170th Street, 167th Street and 161st Street due to rail and tie renewal south of 170th Street.

 

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 25 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 27, 5 service is suspended due to

track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road.  Customers may take the 2 and/or 4 instead.  For service between:

  • Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2 instead (the 2 operates between Dyre Avenue ad Flatbush Avenue during this time.)
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4 instead.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 25 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26, from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 26 to 6:30  a.m. Monday, May 27, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, downtown (Queens-bound) A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 27, 205th Street-bound D trains run express from 145th Street to Tremont Avenue due to prep work on the Concourse line for upcoming Fastrack maintenance.

 

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34th Street to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.

 

L

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, there is no L train service between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street due to pump plant replacement south of 3rd Avenue.  L service operates between Rockaway Parkway and Lorimer Street.  The F, J, M, M14 bus and free shuttle bus provide alternate service.  For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers may use the J or M.  For service between 8th Avenue and 1st Avenue, use the M14 bus.

 

M

From 6 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 25 and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 26 and Monday May 27, M trains run to and from 57th Street-6th Avenue F station to augment service between Manhattan and Brooklyn due to L suspension.  (Note:  At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.)

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 24 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25,

from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 25 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26

from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 26 to 6:30  a.m. Monday, May 27, and

from 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, Brooklyn-bound N trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station painting at Jay Street-MetroTech and work in the Montague tube.  (See R entry.)

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, Brooklyn-bound R trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station painting at Jay Street-MetroTech and work in the Montague tube.  There are no Brooklyn-bound N or R trains at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street or Jay Street-MetroTech.  Customers may use the 4, A or F trains at nearby stations.

 

 DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, THE ( A) OPERATES AS FOLLOWS UNTIL MAY 30, 2013:

 

A

Between 207th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 207th Street and Howard Beach.  (There is no train service between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway; free shuttle buses operate non-stop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway.  Free H shuttle trains operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Beach 90th Street.)