Nearly Every Subway Line to Undergo Maintenance Work This Weekend

By Alan Neuhauser on April 12, 2013 8:15am | Updated on April 12, 2013 10:31am

 Nearly every city subway line will undergo service changes this weekend due to the MTA's ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program, the transit agency announced Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Nearly every city subway line will undergo service changes this weekend due to the MTA's ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program, the transit agency announced Thursday, April 11, 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — Brace yourselves, New Yorkers.

Nearly every subway line will undergo service changes this weekend because of the MTA's ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program, the authority announced.

From Friday night through early Monday morning, straphangers should anticipate longer travel times, the MTA warned.

Read on for the details. Be sure to visit the MTA website for the latest updates:

1 Line
From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction. Riders can take the 2 or 3 trains or free shuttle buses instead. Shuttle buses will operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.

In addition, 1 trains will run express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street. Trains on the 2 and 3 lines will run local between those two stops.

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

2 and 3 Lines
Trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street.

4 Line
From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, uptown 4 trains will run express from 14th Street-Union quire to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

Also, from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound 4 trains will skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

5 Line
From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there will be no 5 train service between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Trains on the 5 line will instead run between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street all weekend.

For service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, riders should take the 2 train, the MTA said. For service between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, straphangers should take the 4 train.

6 Line
From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, uptown 6 trains will run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

7 Line
From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there will be no train service between Flushing-Main Street and Mets-Willets Point due to work on the Flushing Line. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

A Line
From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there will be no A train service between 168th and 207th streets due to station painting at 175th Street. A trains will run between 168th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 168th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport. Free shuttle buses will operate in two segments: between 168th and 207th streets, making stops along Broadway; and between 168th and 190th streets, making stops along Fort Washington Avenue.

C Line
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there will be no C train service between 145th and 168th streets due to station painting at 175th Street. Customers should take the A train instead, which will be running local between 145th and 168th streets, the MTA said.

E Line
From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, from 11:15 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and from 11:!5 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound E trains will run Express between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue due to work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

Also, 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 will run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

F Line
From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn-bound F trains will be rerouted via the M line between 36th Street in Queens and 47th-50th Streets in Manhattan due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway project.

Also, at all times until April 22, F trains will skip Smith-9th streets in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers can use the B61 or B57 buses.

G Line
At all times until April 22, G trains will skip Smith-9th streets in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers can use the B61 or B57 buses.

J Line
From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there will be no J train service between Hewes and Essex streets due to maintenance work on the Williamsburg Bridge. J trains will instead operate in two sections: between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street, and every 15 minutes between Essex Street and Chambers Street.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Hewes and Essex streets, making a station stop at Marcy Avenue.

M Line
Through August, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work there.

N Line
From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and 11:30 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, Queens-bound N trains will be rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electrical work at DeKalb Avenue.

Also, from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn-bound N trains will be rerouted via the D line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to pier repair at the 15th Avenue and 17th Avenue bridges.

R Line
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Queens-bound R trains will be rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electoral work at DeKalb Avenue.

There will be no Manhattan-bound N or R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street, and City Hall. Customers should instead use 4 or A trains, the MTA said.

Also, from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Manhattan-bound R trains will run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to work at Forest-Hills 71st Avenue.

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

To reach 36th Street, Steinway Street, Northern Boulevard or 65th Street, the MTA suggests that riders take a Jamaica Center-bound E train or the 71st Avenue-bound R train to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R train.

S Line
From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle is suspended due to track work between Park Place and Franklin Avenue. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service making station stops at Franklin Avenue, Park Place, Botanic Garden and Prospect Park.

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