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Weekend work on 14 subway lines, Staten Island Rail

November 8, 2013 3:08:23 AM PST
Expect delays this weekend several mass transit lines because of MTA construction and maintenance.

There will be significant service disruptions as work takes place on the 4, 6, 7, A, C, D, F, J, L, M, N, Q, R and S lines, as well as the Staten Island Railway.

Customers are advised to visit the MTA website and check out The Weekender section, which takes over the front page of site each weekend.

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.

Here are the details of the affected lines, as well as alternatives.

4 line

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.
Customers may take the D train and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • Transfer between 4 and D trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • For service to and from 167th Street, 170th Street, Mt Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, use nearby D stations instead. Walk or take a crosstown bus between 4 and D stations.

    Take free shuttle buses to and from Bedford Park Blvd, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn. Free shuttle buses connect with Bedford Park Blvd D station.

    6 line

    At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

    6 line

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to ADA upgrades at Hunts Point Avenue.

    7 line

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.

  • Customers should use E, F, N, and Q service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight.
  • Q service is extended to Ditmars Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

    A line

    From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there is no A train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. A trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd. Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:
    1. Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.
    2. Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.

    Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach-JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park.

    A line (Nights)

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

    A line

    From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

    C line

    From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, C trains run express in both directions between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and Canal Street due to a Sandy-related structural survey.

    C line

    From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, Euclid Avenue-bound C trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

    D line

    From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

    F line

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to a Sandy-related structural survey.

    F line

    From 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, 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 the Second Avenue Subway Project.

    J line

    From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, there are no J trains between Hewes Street and Essex Street due to Williamsburg Bridge maintenance and rail renewal and track inspection between Essex Street and Marcy Avenue. J service operates in two sections:
    1. Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street
    2. Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every, 15 minutes.

    Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes Street and Essex Street, stopping at Marcy Avenue.

    L line

    From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, L trains run every 12 minutes between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to CBTC work south of Broadway Junction. The last stop for some L trains headed toward Rockaway Parkway is Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Customers should transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs to a Rockaway Parkway-bound L train in order to continue their trip.

    M line

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, M trains skip Forest Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work. Free loop shuttle buses provide alternate service between Forest Avenue and Fresh Pond Road.

    FIX & FORTIFY
    Sandy Recovery Work

    N, R lines (Montague Tubes Closed)

    At all times 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.

    Q line

    From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 10, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd due to the 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

    S line (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

    From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there is no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. (See A entry.)

    S line (42nd Street Shuttle)

    From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, November 9, Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, the 42nd Street Shuttle operates overnight due to the 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

    Staten Island Railway (SIR)

    From 9 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 11, all trains will operate on the St. George-bound (westbound) track between the Old Town Road Station and the Jefferson Avenue Station due to maintenance and repairs on the Tottenville-bound (eastbound) platform of the Dongan Hills Station. All trains will be required to leave the St. George Terminal on time with or without the ferry connection. Customers should allow extra travel time to avoid missed connections.


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