Sep
17

Two weekends without 1 trains

By · Published in 2010

For the next two weekends, 1 train riders will be without service from 11:30 p.m. on Friday evening until 5 a.m. on Monday morning. In order to accommodate work on a series of projects — the Dyckman St. rehab, track panel installation at 215th St., signal cable replacement north of 96th St. and work on the box at the World Trade Center site — the entire line must be shuttered.

While shuttle bus service will be in place, Transit is urging riders to take the 2 and 3, which will be running local, the A train or the M103 bus. The shuttle buses will run in four sections, making stops along the 1 line. One bus will run from 242nd St. to 215th St. with a connection to the A at 207th St.; another will run on St. Nicholas Ave. from 191st St. to 168th St.; the third will run between 168th St. and 96th Sts. with both express and local service; and a fourth will run from Chambers St. to South Ferry in Lower Manhattan.

The service advisory poster, which you can click to enlarge, is below. Obviously, leave extra time to travel if you need the 1 line this weekend.



Categories : Service Advisories

6 Responses to “Two weekends without 1 trains”

  1. pea-jay says:

    I’ve been anticipating/dreading the Dyckman project ever since it was announced as it is but one block from my home and is in decrepit condition but convenient for certain trips (the A is pretty dang close though) I make.

    Still, this poster is one of the best I’ve seen from the TA since it explains the interruption, times and maps out it graphically. Why they cannot duplicate this system wide every weekend is beyond me. It would make weekend travel easier to plan for.

  2. ajedrez says:

    Thanks. I was planning to go to Manhattan this weekend and this is good to know.

    By the way, I think you mean the M3, not the M103.

  3. Tsuyoshi says:

    Fantastic poster. I particularly like the map. Puzzling out whether an outage affects you from a textual description can be difficult if you don’t have the whole route memorized.

    I live on the 1 but pretty far from anything else. Not sure what I’ll do. I am most certainly not taking the bus – every time I’ve taken a bus in New York it’s been slower than walking. Maybe I’ll just stay home.

  4. Marc E says:

    Holy crap! Thanks for the heads-up! I don’t live in the region anymore, but follow the blog on Google Reader, so the weekend service advisories tend to be really useful on the occasional visit since I’m not in the habit of regularly checking the MTA’s web site. Thank goodness I got this just before arriving into the City for the weekend and stumbling into the station to find this lovely surprise.

  5. Al D says:

    This is certainly a mish mash of confusion. Perhaps for 96 and north, there should be just 2 shuttle buses, an express and local, for that portion of the route to 242. Hopefully the C is running on these weekends to help out.

  6. tacony palmyra says:

    The 2/3 didn’t run past 96 for what was it, 5 weekends this summer (and late nights too)? Considering that the 2/3 is running local, no 1 service above 96 St is basically the same amount of impact.

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