Subway Maintenance to Affect 16 Train Lines Over Weekend, MTA Says

By Joe Parziale on March 28, 2013 1:33pm 

 The 4 Train is among 16 subway lines afected this weekend beginning March 29, 2013.
The 4 Train is among 16 subway lines afected this weekend beginning March 29, 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — Construction that has messed up weekend rides on the 7 train for months has ended, but weekend disruptions along other routes continues this weekend with service changes on 16 lines.

This will be the first weekend the 7 train returns to its normal schedule, but temporary changes — to upgrade and provide maintenance to the authority's system — will cause a slew of changes to other trains.  From Friday evening through Monday morning, the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E F, G, J, M, N, and R will be affected.

Here’s what straphangers should look out for:

♦ 1 train — From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and Rector Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal.  Customers can take 2 or 3 trains and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

·Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.

·1 trains run express in both directions between 34th Street and 14th Street

·2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street

·Overnight:  Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street

Also, from 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, uptown 1 trains run express from 96th Street to 145th Street due to switch repairs south of 137th Street.

♦ 2 train — From 7:45 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday, uptown 2 trains skip Bronx Park East, Pelham Parkway, Allerton Avenue and Burke Avenue due to track repairs south of Gun Hill Road. 

And from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal.

♦ 3 train — From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal.

♦ 4 train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m., uptown 4 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to rail work at Astor Place.  Straphangers should note that 5 trains run every 20 minutes.

Also, from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, downtown 4 trains skip 176th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 170th Street, 167th Street and 161st Street due to rail repairs south of 170th Street.

And from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Saturday, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street and uptown 4 trains run local from 14th Street-Union Square to 125th Street due to signal work south of 59th Street.

♦ 5 train — From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, downtown 5 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street and uptown 5 trains run local from 14th Street-Union Square to 125th Street due to signal work south of 59th Street.

♦ 6 train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, uptown 6 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to rail work at Astor Place. 

Also, from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown 6 trains run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to ADA work at Hunts Point Avenue.

♦ A train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown A trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets. 

♦ C train — From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, downtown C trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th - 50th Streets.

♦ D train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no downtown D trains at 7th Avenue, 47th-50th Sts, 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 34th Street-Herald Square due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Sts.  Downtown D trains are rerouted via the C from 145th Street to West 4th Street.  D service operates in two sections:

·Between 205th Street and the 2nd Avenue F station

·Between West 4th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue

♦ E train — From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street. 

♦ F and G trains — At all times until April 26, 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.

♦ J train –  From 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center due to track panel installation at Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck.

· J trains operate between Chambers Street and Broadway Junction

· Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.

♦ M train — Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.  

♦ N train — From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

♦ R train – From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, downtown R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

And from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street. 

· To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.

From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.

There will be no 1 train service between Rector Street and South Ferry, and no A train service between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway. Free shuttle buses will operate non-stop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway, and free H shuttle trains will operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Beach 90th Street.

For the latest updates, rider can log onto www.mta.info. For more on the 2010-2014 Capital Program, riders should log on to www.mta.info/capital.

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