MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 25, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory January 25 to 28

Service Changes are Part of Subway Action Plan, Station Repairs and Other Ongoing Maintenance, and Upgrade Work for Improvements on Multiple Lines

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, station improvements in Queens and Manhattan, and ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade work throughout the MTA New York City Transit subway system to maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to provide customers with safe and reliable service.  More information on the 2015-2019 MTA Capital Program is available here

This weekend, work crews will be dispersed throughout the entire subway system to perform a variety of critical tasks in the areas of track replacement and maintenance, signal modernization, station enhancements, electrical upgrades and communication improvements.  All this work is aligned with the MTA Subway Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to stabilize and modernize the subway system by attacking the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents and strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.   

For a simple, graphical guide that makes it easy to visualize how this weekend maintenance, upgrade and repair work will affect subway service – and what alternative travel options are recommended – consult The Weekender at web.mta.info/weekender.html.  The Weekender is accessible through the MTA website by clicking the “Weekender” tab within the Service Status Menu, and is also available as a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

TripPlanner+ is an online tool that provides customized travel guidance based on available service and takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway status emails or texts by signing up at www.MyMTAalerts.com.

1

At all times until early 2020, 1 trains skip 168 St in both directions due to elevator replacement work.  For alternate service take the ac at/to this station.  Transfer between 1 and a trains at 59 St-Columbus Circle.  A free out-of-system transfer with a MetroCard is available between the 207 St or 215 St 1 stations and 207 St a.  Take the M5 to/from 157 St 1.  Late nights, the M5 will run between 168 St and 157 St.

This work is part of a major elevator replacement project at five separate “deep” stations in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.  The 1 line part of the 168 St station is 112 years old.  Some of the oldest components in these elevators and the accompanying machine rooms are more than 90 years old.  When completed, the elevator doors at 168 St 1 will open at both the front and rear sides at the lower mezzanine level.  The rear passageway behind the elevators at the lower mezzanine level will be reopened in order to improve customer flow.  Other improvements include lighting and staircase upgrades, concrete repair and the installation of new handrails.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions click here.

1

From 9:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday to Monday, Jan. 25, to Jan. 28, downtown trains will skip 137 St, 125 St, 116 St, 110 St, and 103 St due to station maintenance.  As an alternative, use an uptown 1 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 96 St, 145 St (with Unlimited Ride MetroCard), or 181 St.

2

From 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27, Wakefield-241 St bound trains will skip 219 St, 225 St, 233 St, and Nereid Av due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Brooklyn-bound 2 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Wakefield-241 St or Gun Hill Rd.  Or, take the Bx39 bus.

23

From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, trains run local in both directions between 14 St and 72 St due to track replacement. 

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 3 service will run to/from New Lots Av all weekend. 

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 4 trains will not run between New Lots Av and Bowling Green due to track maintenance.  Take the 2 or 3.  4 trains will run between Woodlawn and Bowling Green.  3 train will run between Harlem-148 St and New Lots Av all weekend.  For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the 2 or 3 via transfer at Fulton St. 

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, downtown trains will skip 176 St, Mt Eden, 170 St, 167 St and 161 St-Yankee Stadium, due to track replacement.  As an alternative, use an uptown 4 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 149 St-Grand Concourse or Burnside Av.    

4

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, trains run every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some uptown 4 trains will be 125 St.  Transfer at 125 St to continue your trip. 

6

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Pelham Bay Park-bound trains will run express from 3 Av-138 St to Parkchester due to track replacement.  As an alternative, use a downtown 6 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Parkchester, Hunts Point Av, or 3 Av-138 St. 

7

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, free shuttle buses and efns trains replace 7 trains between 34 St-Hudson Yards and 74 St-Roosevelt Av.  7 trains will run between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Roosevelt Av.  Use the ef or n for service between Manhattan and Queens.  Transfer at 74 St-Roosevelt Av 7ef.  Free shuttle buses run along three routes: between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Times Sq-42 St; between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av; and between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St-Roosevelt.  The 42 St s Shuttle will run overnight.     

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, trains will stop at 135 St, 155 St, and 163 St in both directions due to track maintenance. 

b

Beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, b service will end early due to station improvements.  As an alternative, use cd and/or q trains.  As a reminder, b service does not run overnight. 

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, trains will not run between 145 St and 168 St due to track maintenance.  c trains will run between Euclid Av and 145 St.  Uptown a trains will stop at 135 St, 155 St and 168 St.  Transfer at 125 St or 145 St. 

d

From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, uptown trains will stop at 135 St.

e

From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and from 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Manhattan-bound trains will stop at 67 Av, 63 Dr-Rego Park, Woodhaven Blvd, Grand Av-Newtown, and Elmhurst Av due to electrical improvements. 

f

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Brooklyn-bound trains are rerouted via the e line after 36 St to 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Ctr due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Jamaica-bound f train to complete your trip via transfer at 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Ctr or Roosevelt Av.  For Lexington Av/63 St, take the q or transfer to a Jamaica-bound f train at 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Ctr. 

f

From 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 28, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains will skip Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, and Avenue U due to signal improvements.  As an alternative, use a Queens-bound f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Avenue X, Kings Hwy or 18 Av. 

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, downtown trains skip 23 St and 14 St due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use an uptown f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at W 4 St or 34 St-Herald Sq. 

f

From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and from 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Brooklyn-bound trains will stop at 67 Av, 63 Dr-Rego Park, Woodhaven Blvd, Grand Av-Newtown, and Elmhurst Av due to electrical improvements. 

j

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, free shuttle buses and/or 46f trains replace j trains between Myrtle Av and Broad St due to structural improvements.  j trains will run between Jamaica Ctr Parsons/Archer and Myrtle Av.  Free shuttle buses will run between Myrtle Av and Delancey-Essex Sts.  Transfer between trains and buses at Myrtle Av j and/or Delancey-Essex Sts f.  For service between Delancey-Essex Sts and Broad St, use the 4 local or 6 to/from nearby stations via transfer at Bleeker St/B’way-Lafayette St 6f.  For service to/from Manhattan, use the ac or l via transfer at Broadway Junction. 

j

At all times until summer 2019, trains skip 111 St in both directions due to station rehabilitation work.  The elevated 111 St station opened for service in 1917, and its structure has not been replaced since the station was built.  The platform girders at 111 St will be replaced as part of structural improvements at several j stations that will benefit thousands of customers who rely on the line between Manhattan and Queens, and provide a safe station environment for many more decades to come.  For more details about this critical structural repair project, refer to this prior press release.  As an alternative, use nearby stations at 104 St or 121 St to complete your trip.  Take the Q56 bus to/from 104 St and 121 St jz stations; free transfer with MetroCard.  Additional free transfers with MetroCard will be available between Q37, Q56 and the subway at 104 St, 121 St, or Woodhaven Blvd stations.  The Q56 will run with enhanced service between 111 St and 121 St.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions click here.

m

Beginning 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, service will end early between Forest Hills-71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to structural improvements.

m

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, free shuttle buses replace m trains due to structural improvements.  m service is suspended.  Free shuttle buses will run between Delancey-Essex St and Middle Village-Metropolitan Av. 

n

At all times until spring 2019, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, and 20 Av, due to station rehabilitation work on the Sea Beach Line.  When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for customers, including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing mobility impaired customers with better accessibility, upgraded communication systems, installation of Help Point intercoms, new stairways and handrails, reconstructed platforms and overpasses, repairs to canopies and columns, and artwork.  For service to these stations, use a Manhattan-bound n train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Bay Pkwy or 8 Av.  For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d instead.  Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St.   

n

At all times until July 2019, trains run local in both directions between 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn due to structural rehabilitation work to repair and replace steel columns, lighting, ventilators, and deteriorated concrete, and perform water mitigation work to address water seepage in the express tunnel between the 59 St and 36 St stations.  n trains stop at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

r

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, free buses and the n will replace r trains between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St due to elevator installation work.  Late night r service will not run.  r service will run days/evenings between Forest Hills-71 Av and 36 St in Brooklyn, and via the d to/from 9 Av, the last stop.  Buses will make all r line station stops between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, all weekend.  Transfer between n trains and buses at 59 St, and between n r trains at 36 St in Brooklyn.  Late night service between Brooklyn and Whitehall St will be suspended – Take the n and/or free shuttle buses. 

s (42 St Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday to Monday, Jan. 26, to Jan. 28, the 42 St Shuttle will operate overnight to provide alternate service due to track replacement on the Flushing 7 Line.