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Service Disruptions Begin On 17 Subway Lines Throughout NYC

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The No. 1 train. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

The No. 1 train. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you’re planning to travel by subway this weekend, be sure to check ahead. More than a dozen lines throughout New York City will have service disruptions into next week.

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Seventeen of 22 subway lines throughout Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx will experience disrupted service because of construction work. Lines affected include the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, G, J, N, Q, R and S.

Courtesy of a new weekday pilot program called “Fast Track,” an overnight blitz of repair work on the affected lines will last through Wednesday.

After experiencing a holiday season without subway construction, commuters must make adjustments for work that will eventually result in more efficient service.

“I probably won’t make any plans in the city if the trains are going to be out,” said Williamsburg resident Naomi Rivera.

“I’ll have to find a different route now,” said Tenesher Young from Brooklyn. “I don’t know which one, but I’ll find a way.”

The MTA says all the work that’s being done really isn’t anything new.

“It seems like a shock because we cut back so much in December,” MTA spokesperson Deidre Parker told 1010 WINS. “We’re really just coming back to what we usually do. If you look at our advisories that lead up to Thanksgiving you’ll see that this was pretty much the same level of work that we were doing before. This is something that goes on year-round.”

Concentrating the work in such a short amount of time, the MTA says, will save $10-$15 million in repair costs.

For more information about the service disruptions, click here.

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