NEW YORK CITY — The 2 and 3 line will not run between Manhattan and Brooklyn on weekends starting spring 2017, the MTA announced Friday.
Service will be suspended for more than a year between boroughs to allow for Sandy-related repairs to the Clark Street tube under the East River, the agency said in a statement.
Hurricane Sandy flooded the 1.2-mile-long tunnel with 500,000 gallons of saltwater that corroded the wiring and damaged the tracks, signals and electrical equipment, said the MTA.
The necessary repairs are expected to take 56 weekends and will impact the 2 and 3 lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
►Southbound 2 trains will be rerouted to the 1 line south of Chamber Street and will terminate at the South Ferry Station in Manhattan.
►Southbound 3 trains will terminate at 14th Street in Manhattan.
►Northbound 2 and 3 trains will terminate at Nevins Street in Brooklyn
►There will be no 2 or 3 service at Park Place, Fulton Street and Wall Street in Manhattan or at Clark Street, Borough Hall and Hoyt Street in Brooklyn.
There will also be changes to 4 and 5 train service that will not begin until June, 2017.
► All 4 train service will be extended from Crown Heights-Utica Avenue to New Lots Avenue to replace the 3 train.
► All 5 train service will be extended from Bowling Green to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College to replace the 2 train.
► In The Bronx, all 5 trains will run on the White Plains Road 2 line between Wakefield-241st and East 180th streets and all 2 trains will run on the the Dyre Avenue 5 line between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street.
► Both 4 and 5 trains will run local south of Nevins Street in Brooklyn.
► Free transfers will be available between Bowling Green and Whitehall Street-South Ferry stations to allow transfers between the 4, 5 line and the 1, 2, N and R lines.
The MTA estimates service changes will impact about 205,000 riders and travel times will increase by an average of more than 4 minutes.