Subway Maintenance on 4 and 5 Lines to Disrupt Service Next Week, MTA Says

By Bryan Graham on May 17, 2013 11:40am 

 Subway repairs on the 4 and 5 lines will alter service for three straight weeknights starting May 20.
Subway repairs on the 4 and 5 lines will alter service for three straight weeknights starting May 20.
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NEW YORK CITY — Subway repair work on the 4 and 5 train lines will disrupt for three nights next week on the Upper East Side and Harlem, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

The repair work, part of the MTA's FASTRACK program, is scheduled to begin Monday evening.

The goal of FASTRACK is to speed construction and subway maintenance by shuttering stations overnight.

Nightly 4 train local service from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street will cease to run starting at 10 p.m. The maintenance, which will go through 5 a.m., will last through Wednesday.

Service on the 5 line will end early each night, but 5 trains will run all night in The Bronx between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street.

Commuters are advised of the following travel alternatives:

► 2 trains provide alternate service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.   Customers may transfer between the 2 and 5 lines at East 180th Street.

► 4 trains provide alternate service between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green.  Customers may transfer between the 2 and 4 at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

► The section of the Lexington Avenue line between 51st Street and 96th Street is on two levels.  Local trains are on the upper level and express trains are on the lower level.

More information on the 4 and 5 train service changes can be found on the MTA's website.

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