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.

Comments (7)
  1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Can someone in authority please do something about men who are interested in other mens rectums in NYC.The Mayor the Governor and Cardinal Dolan support this type of behavior .There are law against it that must be enforced by the NYPD.

  2. Tom in NY says:

    Sorry, I’m just here laughing my a$$ off that for once the 7 train is running fine on the weekend and everyone else has to pull their hair out. Remember how everyone sympathized with 7 train riders last fall? Me neither. I don’t expect people will when the 7 train disruptions resume later this month. So for now, “Tough %$^&”.

  3. adam j. mack says:

    ”Construction workers need to upgrade track work and station Improvements because the system is old.”

  4. JAMES says:

    well WHAT ARE the train disruptions? SPECIFICS PLEASE!

  5. yeah right says:

    How about putting the same effort into getting the 2nd ave subway fully running by the end of THIS YEAR…LIKE 2012

    oh No can do we need to pizzzz off our customers and get another rate hike FIRST…

  6. Robert Moses says:

    There should be NO public transportation service, period. Everybody knows that REAL Americans drive everywhere. Therefore, people who use buses and trains are America-hating traitors.

  7. NL9075 says:

    This is why you still need a car in most of NYC outside of commuting to & from work in Manhattan.

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