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Construction affecting 14 subway lines this weekend

Friday, January 11, 2013

There is a weekend subway service advisory for changes affecting 14 MTA lines.

The affected lines are the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, F, G, J, M, Q, and S.

The MTA says the weekend changes are necessary because of capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.

This work is part of NYC Transit's ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining the tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide customers with safe and reliable service.

1 Line
- From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 13, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.
- From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, 242nd Street-bound 1 trains skip Dyckman Street due to floor tile installation at Dyckman Street.
- From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.

2 Line
- From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Bronx Park East:
- Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street
- Between East 180th Street and 241st Street
- Customers may transfer between trains at East 180th Street.
- 2 trains are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.

3 Line
- From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no 3 trains between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.
- 3 service operates between 148th Street and Franklin Avenue and via the 2 line between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
- Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.
- Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Avenue.
- Note: From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., the 3 operates between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street only.

4 Line
- From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no 4 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.
- 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center. Take 2 or 3 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue.
- Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.
- From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, 4 trains operate local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street stations due to signal work between 42nd Street-Grand Central and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.

5 Line
- From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 5 service is suspended due to signal work between 42nd Street and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street. Customers should take the 2 and/or 4 train instead.

7 Line
- From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14 (and the next 10 weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC. Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.
- Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens
- Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza
- In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight
- Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)

A Line
- From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 12, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, January 12 to 6 a.m. Sunday, January 13 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, Manhattan-bound A trains skip Rockaway Avenue and Ralph Avenue due to platform area rehab at Utica Avenue.

C Line
- From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, Manhattan-bound C trains skip Rockaway Avenue and Ralph Avenue due to platform area rehab at Utica Avenue.

F Line
- From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14 , Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to work on the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation and the Church Avenue Interlocking.
- From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, Brooklyn-bound F trains skip Avenue U and Avenue X due to platform edge survey south of Kings Highway.

F, G Lines
- At all times through first quarter of 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available. Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

G Line
- From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, there are no G trains between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation and the Church Avenue Interlocking. Customers should take the F instead.
- For F service, customers may take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Jay Street-MetroTech.
- G service operates in two sections: 1. Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Aves and 2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. (every 20 minutes).

J Line
- From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, J service operates in two sections due to escalator replacement at Bowery station:
1. Between Jamaica Center and Delancey-Essex Sts.
2. Between Delancey-Essex Sts and Chambers Street, (every 20 minutes).

M Line
- Until early 2013, Knickerbocker Avenue will be closed in both directions for station rehabilitation.

Q Line
- From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 12 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 13, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 14, Brooklyn-bound Q trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)
- From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 12, Sunday, January 13 and Monday, January 14, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.

DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, THESE LINES (1, A) OPERATE AS FOLLOWS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

1 Line
- Between 242nd Street and Rector Street (no service between Rector Street and South Ferry)

A Line
- Between 207th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 207th Street and Howard Beach. (There is no train service between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway; free shuttle buses operate non-stop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway. Free H shuttle trains operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Beach 90th Street.)

For more information please visit: http://www.mta.info.

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