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Subway service returns to normal in Queens as derailment investigation continues


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Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Updated Monday, May 5, 5:20 p.m.

As transit service returns to normal following a subway derailment in Woodside Friday, the MTA continues to investigate the derailment and why a section of rail at the accident site broke.

A preliminary investigation has found that the broken rail that was discovered where the train derailed was manufactured last November and installed this March, the MTA said.

“The MTA has not determined how or why the rail broke. Speed or human error do not appear to be a factor [in the derailment],” MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said.

The broken rail section will be sent for testing as the investigation into the derailment’s cause continues.

In a release Saturday, the transit agency emphasized its safety record, and track and other maintenance efforts, and said the city’s subway system has experienced only 17 mainline derailments in the last decade.

Crews spent the weekend removing the subway train that derailed about 10:25 a.m. Friday just south of the 65th and Broadway R and M local stop. By 5 a.m. Monday E, F, M and R service, which had been affected by the accident, had returned to normal along the Queens Boulevard line.

The Brooklyn-bound F train was on the express track when the six center cars of the eight-car train derailed, injuring 19 and forcing about a 1,000 riders to evacuate, officials said. Of those hurt, 15 suffered minor injuries and four were taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.

 

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Weekend subway service changes


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Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several 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.

5

At all times, beginning 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 9 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 5 trains will bypass Pelham Parkway station in both directions due to asbestos abatement work.   Free shuttle buses operate between Pelham Parkway and Morris Park stations.

6

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

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 4 a.m. Monday, December 9, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to platform demolition and thru span work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, A trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel replacement. Far Rockaway-bound A trains are rerouted to Rockaway Park.  Free shuttle buses operate between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, D trains operate in two sections between Stillwell Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard, and between Bedford Park Blvd and 205th Street due to track maintenance north of Bedford Park Boulevard.

F

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, F trains are suspended between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Avenue and Avenue X, stopping at West 8th Street and Neptune Avenue.

G   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, G trains are suspended between Court Square and Nassau Avenue due to Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  Free shuttle buses operate in two sections between Nassau Avenue and Court Square on the G Line, and between Lorimer Street and Court Square.

J

From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 8, northbound J trains run express from Myrtle Avenue to Broadway Junction due to track panel instillation north of Myrtle Avenue.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, M trains are suspended between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue due to station rehabilitation work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free Shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue making all station stops.

Q

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, Q trains are suspended between Stillwell Avenue and Brighton Beach due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.  Free Shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Avenue and Brighton Beach stopping at West 8 Street and Ocean Parkway.

S (Rockaway Shuttle)

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, Rockaway Park Shuttle trains are suspended and replaced by A train service due to panel installation.

S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)

From 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, Franklin Avenue Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes due to circuit breaker house work at Prospect Park.

N R

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.

Changes on 14 subway lines this weekend


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Over a dozen subway lines will be affected this weekend because of system work.

In addition to service suspension between Queens and Manhattan on the No. 7 train, there will be changes to the “1,” “2,” “3,” “4,” “5,” “A,” “C,” “F,” “G,” “J,” “M,” “Q” and “S” (42nd Street Shuttle) lines.

If you are taking any of these trains this weekend, allow for extra travel time.

Customers can visit the MTA website and check out “The Weekender,” for a map of how weekend work will affect subway service or use the MTA’s  TripPlanner+, which gives online travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.

1

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 13, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, 242nd Street-bound 1 trains skip Dyckman Street due to floor tile installation at Dyckman Street.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Bronx Park East:

Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*

Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

Customers may transfer between trains at East 180th Street.

*2 trains are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no 3 trains between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

3 service operates between 148th Street and Franklin Avenue and via the 2 line between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.

Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:

Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.

Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Avenue.

Note:  From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., the 3 operates between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street only.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no 4 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

4 service operates between Woodlawn and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.  Take 2 or 3 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue.

Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:

Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.

Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, 4 trains operate local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street stations due to signal work between 42nd Street-Grand Central and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 5 service is suspended due to signal work between 42nd Street and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.  Customers should take the 2 and/or 4 train instead.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14 (and the next 10 weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC.  Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens

Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza

In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

*Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 12, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, January 12 to 6 a.m. Sunday, January 13 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, Manhattan-bound A trains skip Rockaway Avenue and Ralph Avenue due to platform area rehab at Utica Avenue.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, Manhattan-bound C trains skip Rockaway Avenue and Ralph Avenue due to platform area rehab at Utica Avenue.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14 , Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to work on the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation and the Church Avenue Interlocking.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, Brooklyn-bound F trains skip Avenue U and Avenue X due to platform edge survey south of Kings Highway.

F, G

At all times through first quarter of 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the B61 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.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no G trains between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to  work on the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation and the Church Avenue Interlocking. Customers should take the F instead.

For F service, customers may take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Jay Street-MetroTech.

G service operates in two sections:  1. Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Aves and 2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. (every 20 minutes).

J

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, J service operates in two sections due to escalator replacement at Bowery station:

Between Jamaica Center and Delancey-Essex Sts.

Between Delancey-Essex Sts and Chambers Street, (every 20 minutes).

M

Until early 2013, Knickerbocker Avenue will be closed in both directions for station rehabilitation.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 13, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

From 11 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, Brooklyn-bound Q trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 12, Sunday, January 13 and Monday, January 14, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.

 

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