Straphangers Face Month of Chaos as 2 and 3 Lines Shut Down
By Ben Fractenberg
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.