Weekend subway service changes


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Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on most of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

1
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.  Customers may take the 2 or 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 trains operate express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street.
  • 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street

Overnight Note:  Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street.

1
From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown 1 trains run express from 96th Street to 145th Street due to switch repairs south of 137th Street.

2
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

3
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

4
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

4
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Manhattan-bound) 4 trains skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

5
From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  5 trains operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street all weekend.  For service between:

  • East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2.
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4.

6
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

7
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no 7 train service between Flushing-Main Street and Mets-Willets Point due to Flushing Line CBTC work.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

A
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no A train service between 168th Street and 207th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  A service operates between 168th Street and Lefferts Blvd and between 168th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between 168th Street and 207th Street, making stops on Broadway at 175th, 181st , 190th and Dyckman Street
  • Between 168th Street and 190th Street, making stops on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street and 181st Street only

C
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there are no C trains between 145th Street and 168th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  Customers should take the A instead.  A trains run local between 145th Street and 168th Street.

E
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13 and from 11:15 p.m., Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:15 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

E
From 12:15 am to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday April 15, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

F
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Coney Island-bound) F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway Project.

F, G
At all times until the week of April 22, 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use theB61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available.  Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

J
From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there is no J train service between Hewes Street and Essex Street due to Williamsburg Bridge maintenance.  J Service operates in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every 15 minutes

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes Street and Essex Street, making a station stop at Marcy Avenue.

M
Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

N
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, and from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown (Queens-bound) N trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electrical work at DeKalb Avenue.

N
From 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Coney Island-bound) N trains are rerouted via the D from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to pier repair at 15th and 17th Avenue bridges.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown (Queens-bound) R trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electrical work at DeKalb Avenue.

  • No Manhattan-bound N or R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Customers should use the 4 or A trains at nearby stations.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, downtown (Manhattan-bound) R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown (Queens-bound) R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

  • To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.
  • From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.

S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle is suspended due to track work between Park Place and Franklin Avenue.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service making station stops at Franklin Avenue, Park Place, Botanic Garden and Prospect Park.