B, D, F, M Subway Lines Closed Overnight This Week

By Caroline Jumpertz on February 27, 2012 12:10pm 

F trains will have service changes from Monday February 27 through to Friday March 2.
F trains will have service changes from Monday February 27 through to Friday March 2.
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MANHATTAN — Straphangers on the Sixth Avenue subway lines need to plan ahead for overnight service disruptions beginning Monday night.

The B, D, F and M lines will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday, Feb. 27, through to Friday, March 2, at the following 6th Avenue stations: 14th St, 23rd St, 34th St-Herald Square, 42nd St-Bryant Park, 47-50th Sts and 57th St, according to the MTA website.

B and M trains will shut down starting at 9:30 p.m., the MTA said.

D and F trains will be rerouted.

The D train will run in two sections: In one, it will run between 205th Street and the Second Avenue F train stop on the C line between Columbus Circle and West 4th Street and then along the F line from West 4th to Second Avenue, which will be the last stop, according to the MTA. 

In second section, the D will travel from Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn to Whitehall Street in Manhattan along the R line.

The F train will run along the E line between West 4th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens in both directions.

Roosevelt Island residents can take the Q train.

As an alternative to the B, F, D, M lines, the MTA suggests riders use the Eighth Avenue A, C, E trains to connect with the D train service in the Bronx and to connect with F trains in Queens and Brooklyn.

Commuters who use the D train to get to Brooklyn can also take the 2, 3, 4, or N, Q, R to connect with D services at Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street.

Free shuttle buses will connect the Grand Street station and the Uptown/Bronx-bound D services at Broadway-Lafayette street.

This current scheduled closure is the latest in a series of the MTA's "Fastrack" maintenance and inspection program. According to the MTA, they are undertaking work that includes repairing platforms, removing peeling paint, installing new lighting and doing critical inspections of signals and switches.

The next planned overnight service change in the current Fastrack maintenance schedule will be the A, C, E line from March 12 to 16.

For more details and a full list of alternative services to use during the closure, visit the MTA website.

The B/D/F line will be the next to close for the MTA's FASTRACK program.
The B/D/F line will be the next to close for the MTA's FASTRACK program.
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