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Press Release
November 17, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory November 17 to November 20
Changes Part of Subway Action Plan, Train Dispatching System Upgrade, Station Rehabilitations & Other Ongoing Maintenance, Repair and Capital Construction Work For Improvements on the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A C D E F G J M N Q W

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative in Brooklyn and Queens and other on-going maintenance, repair and construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  These programs maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to continue to provide MTA customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2015-2019 Capital Program, click 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 of 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, strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.    

“The Weekender” is your digital guide to understanding planned service changes in effect for system maintenance and construction, and makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  Customers may visit www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking the  “Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu.

The “Weekender for Mobile App” includes MTA Subway Time data and is available for iPhone in the Apple app store, and in the Google Play store for Android devices.  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.  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. 

Customers can also download the apps at http://web.mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html.

TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion e-mails delivered to their inbox by signing up for the E-mail Subscription Program by clicking here.   Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

Numbered Lines and s — Countdown Clocks/Arrival Info

Train arrival information will not be available on smartphone applications, On The Go Travel Station Kiosks, and station countdown clocks on the 123456 and 42 St s Shuttle on Saturday, Nov. 18 from about 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The temporary suspension is due to a system upgrade on the Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system, a train routing and dispatching system.  Although no work is being done on countdown clocks themselves, the clocks use information from the ATS system in order to calculate the trains' positions and the time of arrival at the station.  There will be no effect to the countdown clocks or train arrival information on the bceglmnqrw and Staten Island Railway.

12

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, uptown trains run express from Times Sq-42 St to 72 St due to continuous welded rail and track replacement.

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, service will be suspended in Brooklyn due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  This project is part of MTA’s ongoing efforts to fix assets damaged during Sandy, and include repairs and rehabilitation of tracks, signals, pump rooms, fire protection system, and power and communication cables.

  • In Brooklyn, 4 service will be extended to New Lots Av to replace the 3. 5 service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2. Service will not be available at the Clark St and Hoyt St stations.  As an alternative, use the nearby Borough Hall and Nevins St 45 stations.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr for nqr trains for service to Manhattan.
  • In Manhattan, downtown 23 trains will be rerouted. 2 trains will run between the Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry.  3 service will run between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.  Service will not be available at the Park Place and Wall St stations.  Use the nearby Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Wall St 45 stations instead.
  • A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 Transfer between South Ferry 12 and r at South Ferry-Whitehall St.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for nqr trains to Brooklyn. 

4

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, trains are suspended in both directions between Woodlawn and Kingsbridge Rd due to electrical improvements for the Subway Action Plan.  4 service will operate between Kingsbridge Rd and New Lots Av.  Free shuttle buses will run between Woodlawn and Kingsbridge Rd. 

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Kingsbridge Rd-bound trains skip 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av and 176 St due to track panel replacement.  Use a Manhattan-bound 4 train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Burnside Av or 149 St-Grand Concourse. 

4

From 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track panel replacement.  The last stop for some Bronx-bound 4 trains is 125 St.  

4

From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, New Lots Av-bound trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Crown Hts-Utica Av due to electrical improvements for the Subway Action Plan.  Use a Brooklyn-bound 5 train for service to Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy.  Use a Manhattan-bound 4 train for service to Nostrand Av and Kingston Av via transfer at Crown Hts-Utica Av. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av and 5 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel. A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 stations.   

45

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St, downtown 4 trains run local from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, and 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St to 125 St due to track replacement. 

45

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, New Lots Av/Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College-bound 45 trains skip Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy due to electrical improvements for the Subway Action Plan. 

46

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, uptown 46 trains run express between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Grand Central-42 St due to the Subway Action Plan drain work.  Use a downtown 4 or 6 train to complete your trip.   

6

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound trains run express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St due to the Subway Action Plan drain work.  

7

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are suspended in both directions between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza due to signal modernization.  efnws and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  7 service will run between Flushing-Main St and Queensboro Plaza. 

  • Use efn and w trains for service between Manhattan and Queens. Transfer between 7nw trains at Queensboro Plaza, or 74 St-Roosevelt Av 7ef
  • Free shuttle buses run in two segments: between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Times Sq-42 St, and between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. 
  • The 42 Street s shuttle operates overnight.
  • w service operates between Whitehall St and Ditmars Blvd from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

7

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Flushing-Main St bound trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Mets-Willets Point due to track panel installation. 

a

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are suspended in both directions between Inwood-207 St and 168 St due to signal maintenance for the Subway Action Plan.  a service will operate normal between 168 St and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd.  1 trains make nearby stops between 168 St and 207 St.  Free shuttle buses run along two routes: on Broadway, between 168 St and 207 St, and on Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St. 

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, uptown trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St due to track maintenance.    

c

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, trains are suspended in both directions between, 145 St and 168 St due to signal maintenance for the Subway Action Plan.   Take the a instead.  c service will operate between Euclid Av and 145 St.        

c

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, trains run express in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Canal St due to electrical improvements. 

d

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to electrical improvements.  d service operates between Norwood-205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, and runs local in both directions via the c to W 4 St-Wash Sq, and via the f to/from 2 Av, the last stop.  n trains replace the d in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.     

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Norwood-205 St bound d trains skip 170 St, 174-175 Sts, and 182-183 Sts due to the Subway Action Plan drain work.  Use a Manhattan-bound d to complete your trip. 

ef

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, ef trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and 71 Av due to the Subway Action Plan drain work.    

f

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound trains skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy and Avenue I due to station renewal work on the Culver Line .  When finished, more than 27,000 daily customers will benefit from repaired staircases, fare control areas, walls, floors, platform girders, new platform windscreens, rubbing boards, tactile warning strips, improved lighting and artwork. 

  • For service to these stations, take a Manhattan-bound f train to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f train.
  • For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f train to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound f.

f

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are rerouted via the e line in both directions from 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av due to electrical improvements for the Subway Action Plan.  Free shuttle buses operate between Roosevelt Island and Queens Plaza e, stopping at 21 St-Queensbridge. 

fg

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Queens-bound fg trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15 St-Prospect Park and 4 Av-9 St due to track maintenance. 

j

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St due to track maintenance, as well as electrical work between Essex St and Broad St as part of the Subway Action Plan.  j service will operate normal between Hewes St and Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer. 

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Hewes St and Essex St stopping at Marcy Av. Transfer between trains and buses at Hewes St and or Essex St.
  • For service between Delancey-Essex Sts and Broad St, use the 46 to nearby stations via transfer at the Bleecker St f station.
  • For service to/from Manhattan, use the ac or l via transfer at Broadway Junction.

j

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound trains skip 121 St and 104 St due to station rehabilitation work.

  • For service to these stations, use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead. Or, take the Manhattan-bound j to 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j.
  • For service from these stations, use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead. Or, take the Q56 bus and transfer to/from j service at nearby 111 St.

m

At all times until April 2018, service is suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to the Myrtle Viaduct Reconstruction project.   m service will operate in two sections:

  • Between Delancey-Essex St and Myrtle Av, and via the j to/from Broadway Junction, days/evenings.
  • Between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Myrtle Av (Broadway) and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

m

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, trains are suspended in both directions between Essex St and Broadway Junction due to track maintenance.  m shuttle service will operate between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Av.

  • For service between Essex St and Hewes St, take free shuttle buses.
  • For service between Hewes St and Broadway Junction, use the j train instead. Transfer between j trains and free shuttles buses at Hewes St. 

n

At all times until fall 2018, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St due to station rehabilitation work at nine stations on the Sea Beach Line.  When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for our customers including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing our 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, take the Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n to Bay Pkwy or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound n.
  • For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound n to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n.
  • For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St or Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

n

At all times until spring 2018, trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this extensive overhaul is completed at the 30 Av and 36 Av stations, customers will benefit from improved features, such as enhanced signage for easier navigation, including digital, real-time train arrival information at subway entrances, glass and wire mesh platform windscreens, new security cameras and railings, artwork, new glass barriers and LED lighting throughout for increased light and transparency and a new staircase for exiting from the 30 Av Astoria-bound platform to the street-level intersection of 30th Avenue and Newtown Avenue.  For alternate service during this closure, use the nearby open Astoria line stations for nw service at Astoria Blvd, Broadway, and 39 Av, or go to the Steinway St or 36 St mr stations.  Or, use the following convenient bus route(s):

  • Q102 to open Astoria line stations, Queensboro Plaza 7nw or Queens Plaza emr
  • Q18 to Northern Blvd mr.
  • Q66 to Steinway St mr, Northern Blvd mr, 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queensboro Plaza 7nw, and Queens Plaza emr.
  • Q69 and Q100 Ltd to 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queens Plaza emr, Queensboro Plaza 7nw.

n

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, trains are rerouted via the d line in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St due to station improvements for the Sea Beach station rehabilitation project.  For service to 86 St, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, Bay Pkwy, 20 Av and 18 Av, transfer to shuttle buses at Stillwell Av and/or 62 St-New Utrecht Av.  For service to 59 St, Brooklyn, take the r or free shuttle buses. 

nw

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Brooklyn-bound nw trains skip Broadway and 39 Av due to station enhancements for the Enhanced Station Initiative.  Use a Queens-bound n or w to complete your trip. 

q

From 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, service is suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach due to track replacement.  Free shuttle buses will operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach stopping at West 8 St and Ocean Pkwy.  Transfer between q trains and shuttle buses at Brighton Beach.  For direct service to/from Coney Island-Stillwell Av, use the df or n via transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

q

From 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay due to electrical improvements as part of the Subway Action Plan.  Use a Brighton Beach bound train to complete your trip. 

w

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, special weekend service will run on the w line between Whitehall St and Ditmars Blvd due to signal improvements on the 7 line.  Astoria-bound w trains will skip 39 Av and Broadway.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n or Whitehall St-bound w to complete your trip.  Transfer at Astoria Blvd or Queensboro Plaza.