NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The subway might be the No. 1 inconvenience this weekend for some riders from the Bronx to the Battery.

As CBS2’s Steve Langford reported, the good news is that the MTA is doing major repair work on the No. 1 train, the bad news is that it means a weekend shutdown of the entire line from one end to the other.

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From 11:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, service on the line – from Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street in the northwest Bronx to South Ferry at the southern tip of Manhattan — will be suspended for maintenance work.

The shutdown could be a major inconvenience for many riders.

“I think people New Yorkers will find a way, tourists will be totally lost,” Suzanne Obolsky of the Upper West Side told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

The MTA does have a backup plan for subway riders over the weekend.

Free shuttle buses will be provided between some stations.

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The No. 2 and 3 services and the A and C trains are also available as alternate service for customers in much of Manhattan. But the No. 2 and 3 trains veer off from the No. 1 train at 96th Street, while neither the A nor the C Train continues into the Bronx.

“I’m at Columbia now, I work their soccer games and I’m supposed to take the one up there, but I’m going to have to wait for the shuttle or something on Sunday,” Emily McCue said.

The work to be done includes track improvements in several sections, brick replacement inside a couple of stations, and continuing work to rebuild the South Ferry station destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

“You know I’m willing to take a hit for like a weekend during the summer, but in the winter let’s just keep it running you know,” Anthony Kim said.

Few are so patient with the MTA’s closure of an entire subway line for the entire weekend.

“I will bring my car into the city unfortunately,” Barbara Vanzandt said.

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