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Press Release
November 22, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory November 23 to November 27

Sunday Schedule on Thanksgiving Day
Scheduled Work as Part of Subway Action Plan, Station Rehabilitation
& Other Ongoing Maintenance, Repair and Capital Construction Work
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These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative to rehabilitate stations in Brooklyn and Queens and on-going capital 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 customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program, click here.  

This weekend, work crews will be dispersed throughout the 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.  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 the digital guide to understanding planned service changes during system maintenance and construction, and makes it easy for subway customers to visualize how weekend work will affect service.  Customers may visit www.mta.info and check out the Weekender, accessible by clicking the Weekender tab in the Service Status Menu.

The Weekender for mobile apps 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 app shares the same features as the desktop version, including a subway diagram that displays the service 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 download the apps at http://web.mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html.

TripPlanner+ also provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion e-mails by signing up for the E-mail Subscription Program here.

REMINDER: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23

The New York City Subway will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The 57 f St station will be closed for entry and exit from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. To prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms, some subway entrances at 34 St-Herald Sq bdfmnqrw, 34 St-Penn Station 123, 59 St-Columbus Circle 1abcd and 72 St bc may be closed or designated as exit-only.

SUNDAY, NOV. 26: Holiday Vintage Trains Return

The Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of MTA New York City Transit’s longstanding annual tradition of offering holiday vintage rides on subways between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. On Sunday afternoons from November 26 to December 24, New York City Transit will run its “Shoppers Special” train consisting of eight cars from the 1930s that operated on the lettered lines until the late 1970s. The “Shoppers Special” will run on the Second Avenue Subway line from 96 St q to Lexington Av/63 St fq, then make local stops along the Sixth Avenue bdfm line to 2 Av f. The first run of each Sunday departs at 10 a.m. from 2 Av and the last run of the day departs at 5 p.m. from 96 St.

Customers who rely on the following lines should allow for additional travel time:

1

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, downtown trains skip 125 St, 116 St, 110 St, and 103 St due to track maintenance. Use an uptown 1 train to complete your trip. Transfer at 96 St, 137 St (with Unlimited Ride MetroCard), or 168 St. 

12

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, uptown trains skip 50 St, 59 St, and 66 St due to track replacement. Use a downtown 12 local train to complete your trip. Transfer at 72 St or Times Sq-42 St.

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, service is 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 Superstorm Sandy, and include repairs and rehabilitation of tracks, signals, pump rooms, fire protection system, and power and communication cables.

  • In Brooklyn, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av to replace the 3. 5 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2. Service is not 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 are rerouted. 2 trains run between the Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry.  3 service runs between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.  Service is not available at the Park Place and Wall St stations.  Use the nearby Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Wall St 45 stations.
  • A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 stations. Transfer between South Ferry 12 and r at South Ferry-Whitehall St.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for nqr trains to Brooklyn. 

23

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, downtown trains run local from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St due to track maintenance.

4

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Utica Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to electrical improvements. Use a New Lots Av-bound train to complete your trip. Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, Franklin Av, or Utica Av. 5 service stops at Eastern Pkwy, Grand Army Plaza, and Bergen St on Saturday, Nov. 25.

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, Woodlawn-bound trains skip 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av, and 176 St due to track replacement.  Use a Manhattan-bound train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Burnside Av or 149 St-Grand Concourse. 

4

From 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, and from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some Woodlawn-bound 4 trains is 125 St. Transfer to a Woodlawn-bound 4 train at 125 St to complete your trip.

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 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. 45 trains replace the 23 in Brooklyn. A free out-of-system transfer is available between the Bowling Green 45 and South Ferry 12 stations.  

45  

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, downtown trains run local from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall due to track maintenance.

46

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, uptown trains run express between Grand Central-42 St to 125 St due to track replacement. Use a downtown 4 local or 6 train to complete your trip. Transfer at 125 St, 86 St (with Unlimited Ride MetroCard), 59 St, or Grand Central-42 St.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 241 St-bound trains run express from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to electrical improvements. Use a Flatbush Av-bound 5 or New Lots Av-bound 4 train to complete your trip. Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Franklin Av.

7

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, Flushing-bound trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Willets Point due to track replacement. Use a Manhattan-bound train to complete your trip. Transfer at Willets Point, Junction Blvd, or 74 St-Broadway.

a

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, service is suspended in both directions between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway due to track replacement.  a service operates between 207 St and Broad Channel, and via the s between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park.  Free shuttle buses make all stops between Beach 90 St and Far Rockaway. Transfer between a trains and buses at Beach 90 St. Rockaway Park s is replaced by the a during this time.

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, uptown trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St due to track replacement. Use a downtown ac to complete your trip. Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle, 42 St/Port Authority, 34 St-Penn Station, 14 St, W 4 St-Wash Sq, or Canal St. c trains do not run overnight.

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, downtown trains run express from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to signal maintenance. Use an uptown ac to complete your trip. Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle, 125 St, 145 St, or 168 St. c trains do not run overnight.

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Norwood-205 St bound trains skip 170 St, 174-175 Sts, and 182-183 Sts due track maintenance.  Use a Brooklyn-bound train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Fordham Rd, Tremont Av, or 167 St.

d

From 4:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 26, service is suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Bay Pkwy due to signal maintenance. Service operates between Bay Pkwy and Norwood-205 St. Free shuttle buses make all d stops between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Bay Pkwy. Transfer between d trains and shuttle buses at Bay Pkwy.

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, service is suspended in both directions between World Trade Center and W 4 St-Wash Sq due to track replacement. Service operates between Jamaica Center and W 4 St-Wash Sq, and is rerouted via the f to/from 2 Av. Take the ac via transfer at W 4 St-Wash Sq. Uptown ac trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

ef

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Queens-bound trains stop at 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St due to signal modernization.

er

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av due to track replacement. Use a Jamaica Center-bound e local or Forest Hills-bound r to complete your trip. Transfer at Roosevelt Av or Forest Hills-71 Av. Late-night r service does not operate in Queens.

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

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, downtown trains skip 23 St and 14 St due to electrical improvements. Use an uptown train to complete your trip. Transfer at W 4 St-Wash Sq or 34 St-Herald Sq.

g

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, service is suspended in both directions between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av due to track replacement. Use af service as an alternative. g service operates in two sections:

  • Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Av
  • Between Bedford-Nostrand Av and Hoyt-Schermhorn Sts every 20 minutes.
  • To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Av g, Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts ag, and Jay St-MetroTech af.

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 a Manhattan-bound train to 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound train.
  • 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 operates in two sections:

  • Between Delancey-Essex Sts 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.

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, customers will benefit from improvements including new elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations that will provide 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 new artwork.

  • For service to these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train to Bay Pkwy or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.
  • For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound train to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train.
  • 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 improvements such as enhanced signage for easier navigation, including digital real-time train arrival information at entrances, glass and wire mesh platform windscreens, new security cameras and railings, artwork, new glass barriers and LED lighting 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 Astoria Blvd, Broadway, and 39 Av stations for nw service, or 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. 24 to 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov 26, trains are rerouted via the d in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St due to signal maintenance.  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 at Fort Hamilton Pkwy and 8 Av, transfer to shuttle buses at 62 St-New Utrecht Av and/or 59 St (Brooklyn). For service to 59 St (Brooklyn), take the r or shuttle buses. Transfer between nr trains at 36 St, or between buses and r trains at 59 St (Brooklyn). 

n

From 4:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 26, service is suspended in both directions between 36 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. Service operates between Ditmars Blvd and 36 St and is rerouted via the d to 9 Av, the last stop. For service between 36 St and 59 St (Brooklyn), take the r via transfer at 36 St. Free shuttle buses make n stops between 59 St (Brooklyn) and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. Transfer between shuttle buses and r at 59 St (Brooklyn).

s

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, a trains replace s trains between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park due to track replacement. a service operates between 207 St and Broad Channel, and via the s to/from Rockaway Park.