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Service Changes Impacting 10 Subway Lines, PATH Service This Weekend

A subway stop at Union Square is covered in snow in on Nov. 7, 2012. (file/credit: Getty Images)

A subway stop at Union Square is covered in snow in on Nov. 7, 2012. (file/credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It may be a bit trickier for most straphangers to get around this weekend. The MTA announced Friday that weekend service changes will impact 10 lines.

For the latest on the planned weekend service changes, you can click here. You can also download an MTA “Weekender App” which details planned changes. The App is free and you can get it here.

The MTA urges passengers on the impacted lines to allow additional travel time.

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains operate in two sections due to track panel installation work north of Nereid Av.

  • Between Flatbush Av and E 180 St, and via the 5 to/from Eastchester-Dyre Av
  • Between E 180 St and 241 St.  To continue your trip, transfer at E 180 St.

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains run express from Wakefield 241 St to Gun Hill Rd due to track panel installation.

5

From 3:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8 and from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, to Sunday, February 9, 5 shuttle trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to track panel installation work at Nereid Av.  5 Shuttle service is replaced by 2 trains between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

A

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains run on the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and W4 St due to emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains are suspended between Jay St-MetroTech and Utica Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn.  Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses.

C

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, C trains are suspended between W4 St and Euclid Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, C trains are suspended between Chambers St and Euclid Av in both directions due to emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel.  Uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance at 46 St and 36 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Ave due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted on the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Rock Ctr due to Second Avenue Subway construction

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av.  For service to these stations take a Coney Island-bound F train to 7 Av or Church Av and transfer to a Queens-bound F or G train.  From these stations, take a Queens-bound F or G to 7 Av or Smith-9 Sts and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd and 75Av due to signal cable installation.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Church Av-bound G trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance work at 46 St and 36 St.

PATH SERVICE

Automatic braking technology is coming to the PATH rail line that shuttles riders between New Jersey and New York City.

But the Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations will need to close for up to 45 weekends throughout the remainder of 2014 and possibly early 2015.

The work starts with closures that will begin on Friday, Feb. 14 and end by 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.

Additional service will be added to the Journal Square-33rd Street Hoboken line.

Closures will be necessary on tunnels beneath the Hudson River serving PATH’s uptown 33rd Street line in 2015.

Positive train control is part of a $580 million program to replace PATH’s antiquated mechanical train controls with computerized signals. Trains would automatically brake to avoid collisions, derailments or wrong switching.

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