Aug
08

With #3333 nearly finished, service advisories in digital form are best bets

By · Published in 2008

Little known fact: Straphangers can reach a pre-recorded message detailing all MTA service advisories by dialing #3333 from any (working) subway platform pay phone. Of course, with cell phone use prevalent and pay phones on the way, this is a fairly arcane piece of knowledge that isn’t publicized at all.

Perhaps, then, that’s why the MTA is planning on phasing out this seemingly useful service. With e-mail alerts a reality and real-time text-message advisories coming soon, the numbers just don’t allow for this service. According to NYC Transit and amNew York, 80,000 people use the weekly e-mail alerts while #3333 fields just 1900 calls per month.

As we honor the one-year anniversary of the Great Subway Flood of 2007, we’ll have to wave good bye to an old technology and look forward to a new one. #3333, we hardly knew ye.

And now the service alerts:


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, downtown 12 trains skip 86th and 79th Streets due to station rehabilitation at 96th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, August 9; from 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, August 10; and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, 1 trains run in two sections due to rail repairs between 137th and 168th Streets:
* Between Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street and 137th Street and
* Between 137th Street and South Ferry


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, uptown 2 trains replace the 5 from Nevins Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Uptown 5 trains replace the 2 from Chambers Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. This is due to Clark Street tunnel lighting.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, there are no 3 trains between New Lots Avenue and 14th Street. In Manhattan, customers should take the uptown 5 or the downtown 2. In Brooklyn, take the 4 instead. This is due to Clark Street tunnel lighting.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between the Woodlawn 4 station and the Bedford Park Blvd. D station. Customers may use crosstown buses to connect between the 4 and D stations. This is due to switch replacement work at Woodlawn.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, there is no C train service. Customers should take the A in Manhattan and the F in Brooklyn. Downtown A trains run local from 168th Street to Canal Street. From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 10, uptown A trains run express from Canal Street to 125th Street, then local to 168th Street. From 5 a.m. Sunday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Monday August 11, downtown A trains run local from Canal Street to 168th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 10, uptown D trains run on the A line from West 4th to 59th Streets due to station rehab at 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, F trains replace the C in Brooklyn to Euclid Avenue. G trains replace the F between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Coney Island due to station rehabilitation and underground connector work at Jay Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Queens-bound F trains run on the V line from 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue due to cable and communications work.


From 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, there are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square due to station rehabilitation and underground connector work at Jay Street. Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 1 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, J trains run in two sections:

* Between Jamaica Center and Delancey-Essex Streets and
* Between Delancey-Essex Streets and Chambers Street

This is due to station rehabilitation at Chambers Street.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 10, free shuttle buses replace M trains between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway due to track panel work near Central Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Manhattan-bound N trains run on the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to track panel installation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Brooklyn-bound NR trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to concrete pour between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Q trains run in two sections due to track roadbed work:

* Between 57th and Pacific Streets and
* Between Atlantic and Stillwell Avenues

Customers must walk through the passageway between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. This is due to rail maintenance and repair between Atlantic Avenue and Prospect Park.


From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 10, free shuttle buses replace the Franklin Avenue S between Franklin Avenue and Prospect Park due to track repair and cleaning.



Categories : Service Advisories

One Response to “With #3333 nearly finished, service advisories in digital form are best bets”

  1. Adam G says:

    Arrrgh, another weekend of the Bowling Green Shuffle!

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