Weekend Service Changes Disrupt 16 Lines, MTA Says

By Nigel Chiwaya on February 21, 2013 3:39pm 

 3 train service will be suspended all weekend, the MTA announced.
3 train service will be suspended all weekend, the MTA announced.
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NEW YORK CITY — Commuters can enjoy another hectic weekend on the subway, as service changes will disrupt 16 train lines across the city, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday.

The temporary changes will begin Friday at 11:30 p.m. and run through Monday at 5:00 a.m. The following lines will be affected: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, E, F, G, J, N, Q, R and S.

The No. 2 and 3 train riders will be among the most disrupted over the weekend, as work at the 96th Street Subway station and Harlem River tunnel will cause major changes to the lines.

The 2 train will not make stops between 96th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse in The Bronx. The 3 train will be completely suspended.

In addition, 2 trains will make all local stops between 96th Street and Times Square 42nd Street.

Riders in Manhattan and the Bronx can take shuttle buses from the skipped stations. In Brooklyn, the 4 train be extended to New Lots Avenue.

Other changes will include:

► 1 Train — From 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday, uptown 1 trains skip 225th, 231st and 238th streets. In addition, between 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains will be 137th Street.

► 4 Train —  Downtown 4 trains run express late nights from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street.

► 5 Train — From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, there are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Free shuttle buses operate across 149th Street between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

► 5 train service operates in two sections: Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green (every 20 minutes)

► 6 Train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown 6 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street.

► 7 Train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, 7 trains will not make stops between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza. Customers may take the E, N, Q, 42nd Street Shuttle and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

► A Train — From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Queens-bound A trains run local from Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets to Utica Avenue due to platform edge and tile work at Utica Avenue.

► E Train — E trains will run express between Forest Hills - 71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue late nights.

► N Train — From 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Queens-bound N trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square.

► R Train — From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Queens-bound R trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square. Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue.

► Q Train — From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd.

In addition, subway repair work will knock out A train service to most of Washington Heights and Inwood for four consecutive nights starting Feb. 25.

The disruptions are part of the authority's FASTRACK program, which aims to speed through construction and subway maintenance by shuttering scores of stations at once.

A trains will terminate at 168th Street between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. during the weeknights. Commuters looking to travel beyond 168th Street are advised to take the 1 train. Residents can also take the M4 bus, which will make stops at 175th, 181st, and 190th Streets.

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