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Weekend work on 17 subway lines

August 16, 2013 5:38:28 PM PDT
Many commuters will need alternate ways to get around this weekend due to work being done on subway lines.

17 subway lines will have service changes due to construction and repair work.

The affected lines are the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, Q, and the R.

The work is part of NYC Transit's ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining the tracks, stations and signals.

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, there is no 1 train service between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th Street and 181st Street and station work at Dyckman Street.

Customers may take the A train, M3 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate:

Between 137th Street and 168th Street
Between 168th Street and 191st Street
Between 207th Street and 242nd Street

Customers may transfer between trains and shuttle buses at 137th Street, 168th Street and 207th Street. Instead of Dyckman Street 1 and 207th Street 1 stations, use nearby A stations. Transfer between 1 and A trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


2

At all times, until 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no 2 train service at 241st Street in either direction due to switch renewal north of 238th Street and track work south of 241st Street. Customers may take free shuttle buses between 238th Street and 241st Street during morning and evening rush and during the overnight hours when the Bx39 does not run.


4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.


5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 17 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue. Uptown 5 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street.


6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, 6 service operates in two sections due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

Between Pelham Bay Park and 125th Street

Between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge


7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m., Monday, August 19, Main Street-bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue due to cable work between 33rd Street and 69th Street for Flushing CBTC.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, uptown A trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, there is no A train service at Fulton Street due to paint and lead abatement at Fulton Street. There are no transfers between 2 3, and 4, 5 service at Fulton street. Customers should use nearby Chambers Street A, C station instead.


C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, there is no C train service at Fulton Street due to paint and lead abatement at Fulton Street.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.


D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Coney Island-bound D trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to rail renewal at Union Street.


E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Jamaica Center-bound E trains are rerouted via the F line from 2nd Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to installation of temporary subway barriers in preparation for the Queens Boulevard interlocking project, replacing and modernizing signals at Union Turnpike, 71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Jamaica Center-bound E trains skip 75th Avenue and Van Wyck Blvd due to installation of temporary subway barriers in preparation for the Queens Boulevard interlocking project, replacing and modernizing signals at Union Turnpike, 71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.


F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Streets due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Jamaica-bound F trains skip 75th Avenue, Van Wyck Blvd and Sutphin Blvd due to installation of temporary subway barriers in preparation for the Queens Boulevard interlocking project, replacing and modernizing signals at Union Turnpike, 71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.


FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy recovery work for 12 non-consecutive weekends beginning July 8 until the end of 2013:

Fix & Fortify work will repair the under river Greenpoint tube and the delicate equipment that was submerged, while reinforcing the system to make it less vulnerable to future severe weather events.


G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, there is no G train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue. G trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue. There is no G service at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square.

Free shuttle buses operate on two routes:

Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square

Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

G trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Avenue

L trains and shuttle buses at Lorimer Street

E and 7 trains and shuttle buses at Court Square


J

From 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to switch renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street. J trains operate in two sections:

Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction

Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M line to/from Metropolitan Avenue.

L trains provide connecting service via Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Broadway Junction. Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue, making stations stops at Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciusko Street.

Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.


M

From 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, M service is suspended due to station renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street. Customers should take the J train making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue. (See J entry.)

Note: The Central Avenue M station will reopen at 4 p.m. Friday, August 16.


N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 16 until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.

Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.


N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Coney Island-bound N trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.


Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Highway track due to track panel work at Sheepshead Bay.

Note: At all times until December 2013, Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.


R

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, Forest Hills-71st Avenue-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to installation of temporary subway barriers in preparation for the Queens Boulevard interlocking project, replacing and modernizing signals at Union Turnpike, 71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, Bay Ridge-bound R trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

For more information please visit: http://www.mta.info


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