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MTA: Weekend Subway Track Work Will Disrupt Service On 18 Of 20 Subway Lines

Riders On G, 6 Lines Will Be Spared; Below Is What You Need To Know
People ride the New York City subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People ride the New York City subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s going to be slower going on the rails this weekend.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority says construction and maintenance projects will result in service disruptions on 18 of 20 subway lines.

Riders on the G and 6 lines will be spared the headache.

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Here are the changes, according to the MTA:

1 – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, downtown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

2 – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, downtown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

2 – From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, there are no 2 trains between 241st Street and Nereid Avenue due to removal of old and installation of new track panels south of 241st Street. The Bx39 bus (daytime and evening) and free shuttle buses (overnight) will provide alternate service.

3 – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, 3 service is extended to/from 34th Street-Penn Station due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

4 – From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

5 – From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 27 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

7 – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Main Street-bound 7 trains skip 33rd, 40th, 46th, 52nd, and 69th Streets due to cable work between 33rd Street and 69th Street for Flushing CBTC.

A – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Coney Island-bound A trains run local from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to West 4th Street, then are rerouted via the F line to Jay Street-MetroTech due to asbestos abatement south of Chambers Street.

A – From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 5 a.m., Monday, July 29, 207th Street-bound A trains run local from 125th Street to 168th Street due to track maintenance north of 125th Street.

C – From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, Brooklyn-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to asbestos abatement south of Chambers Street.

D – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Coney Island-bound D trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

D – From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, 205th Street-bound D trains will make stops at 135th Street due to track maintenance north of 125th Street.

E – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, downtown E trains run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Canal Street due to asbestos abatement south of Chambers Street.

F – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from West 4th Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track tie renewal at 23rd Street 34th Street-Herald Square and 42nd Street-Bryant Park.

J – From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to switch renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.  J trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
  • Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M line to/from Metropolitan Avenue.

Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue, making stations stops at Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciusko Street.

  • Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.

L – From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, L service operates in two sections due to switch work north of Rockaway Parkway:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Broadway Junction
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway (every 24 minutes)

M – From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, M service is suspended due to station renewal work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Customers should take the J train making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue.  (See J entry.)

(Note:  At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.)

N – From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28 and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown.

N – From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

Q – From 10:45 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Highway due to track panel installation at Sheepshead Bay.  Note:  At all times until December 2013, Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.

R – From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown.  No N or R trains in either direction at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.  Customers should use the 4 at nearby stations.

R – From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

SIR (Staten Island Railway)

From 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 to 4 a.m. Monday, July 29, there is no SIR service between Old Town station and St. George Terminal due to maintenance and repair work at the Grasmere station.  All trains will terminate at Old Town station and free shuttle buses will provide service between the Old Town Road station entrance and St. George Ferry Terminal, Ramp E, making stops at the Grasmere, Clifton, Stapleton and Tompkinsville stations.

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