Straphangers Face Month of Chaos as 2 and 3 Lines Shut Down

By Ben Fractenberg on August 14, 2010 10:57am | Updated on August 15, 2010 10:41am

The 2 and 3 lines will have service disruptions every weekend through September 13.
The 2 and 3 lines will have service disruptions every weekend through September 13.
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DNAinfo/Jennifer Glickel

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Straphangers using the 2 and 3 lines are in for a frustrating month.

The MTA will suspend service on the 2 line between Manhattan and the Bronx, and completely shut down the 3 line every weekend until September 13, according to the New York Post.

Although the MTA will add shuttle bus service to the bypassed stations and will deploy staff to direct confused riders, the closures are expected to cause major unheaval.

"I live in Bed-Stuy, I take care of my elderly parents in The Bronx, and I go to church in The Bronx," Ernestine Ortiz, 51, told The Post.

"The shuttle buses are all right, but the train is way more convenient - when it's running. It just gets you where you need to go faster."

MTA officials told The Post the work is being done to repair a switch at the 142nd Street junction, just north of the 135th Street station.

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