Sep
18

The debut of the new service advisory posters

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A little over a week ago, I wrote about Transit’s efforts at rebranding their weekend service advisory signs. Yesterday, the agency unveiled the new signs. The images above and below come from some of the brochures that explain the thinking behind the new signs. Click either image to enlarge.

When the signs were first unveiled, New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast explained the thinking behind the designs. “We are out there on nights and weekends performing the vital work necessary to keep the New York City subway operating safely and efficiently,” he said. “Performing that work, however, is no excuse for forcing our customers to hunt for service information. With these new designs, we are giving riders the information they need in a format they will understand.”

Meanwhile, I have the full slate of weekend service advisories below. This come to me from New York City Transit and are subject to change without notice. Check the (new) signs in your nearest station and listen to on-board announcements. Subway Weekender is off on his honeymoon this week so I don’t have a map for you. Thank you also to all who came out to the Gelf Magazine event last night. It was great meeting so many readers.

For more on this service change, please check out this post.
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, 1 service is suspended due to rehab work at 215th and 242nd Street stations, signal cable replacement north of 96th Street and Port Authority work at the WTC site. The 2, 3 and A trains, free shuttle buses and the M3 bus provide alternate service. 2 and 3 trains run local and replace 1 service between 96th Street and Chambers Street. (Note: Downtown 2 and 3 trains skip 86th and 79th Streets.) Free shuttle buses run in four sections:

  • On Broadway between 242nd Street and 215th Street stations, then connecting to the 207th Street A station.
  • On St. Nicholas Avenue between 191st and 168th Street stations.
  • On Broadway between 168th and 96th Streets (express and local service).
  • In Lower Manhattan between Chambers Street and South Ferry.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, uptown 2 and 3 trains run local from Chambers Street to 96th Street. Downtown 2 and 3 trains run express from 96th to 72nd Streets, then local to Chambers Street. These changes are due to rehab work at 215th and 242nd Street stations, signal cable replacement north of 96th Street and Port Authority work at the WTC site.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, September 19, free shuttle buses replace 6 trains between Pelham Bay Park, Parkchester and St. Lawrence Avenue stations due to station rehabilitation at Parkchester. (Manhattan-bound shuttle buses leaving Parkchester make a connecting stop at St. Lawrence Avenue station.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, downtown A trains skip 50th, 23rd, and Spring Streets due to a track chip-out at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, A trains skip Broadway-Nassau/Fulton Street in both directions due to work on the Fulton Street Transit Center.


From 10:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, free shuttle buses replace A trains between Far Rockaway and Beach 98th Street due to station rehabilitations. A trains replace the S (Rockaway Shuttle) between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, C trains skip Broadway-Nassau/Fulton Street in both directions due to work on the Fulton Street Transit Center.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, downtown C trains skip 50th, 23rd, and Spring Streets due to a track chip-out at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, Coney Island-bound D trains run on the N line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to structural repair and station rehabs from 71st Street to Bay 50th Street and ADA work at Bay Parkway.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, 205th Street-bound D trains skip 170th and 174th-175th Sts. due to track work north of 167th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, downtown E trains skip 23rd and Spring Streets due to a track chip-out at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, Brooklyn-bound N trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to grouting and track work at Cortlandt Street.


From 11 p.m. Friday, September 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, uptown Q trains run local from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to a track dig-out between 23rd and 34th Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18 to midnight Sunday, September 19, Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Avenue J due to structural steel repair work on the platform.


From 11 p.m. Friday, September 17 to 9 a.m. Saturday, September 18, from 9 p.m. Saturday, September 18 to 9 a.m. Sunday, September 19, and from 9 p.m. Sunday, September 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, Coney Island-bound Q trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to a track dig-out between 23rd Street and 34th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, Brooklyn-bound R trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to grouting and track work at Cortlandt Street. (Trains skip City Hall, Rector Street, Whitehall, and Lawrence Street stations. Customers may use nearby 4 stations.)

(Rockaway Park Shuttle)
From 11 p.m. Friday, September 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 20, A trains replace the S between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park due to station rehabs.



Categories : Service Advisories

2 Responses to “The debut of the new service advisory posters”

  1. Scott E says:

    We’ve learned through previous Second Ave Sagas comment sections what a “track chip-out” is, but how does this differ from the Q-train’s “track dig out”?

  2. Alon Levy says:

    Last week, when I saw those posters, I didn’t even know they were normal service advisories. I thought they were something special the MTA was posting because the shutdown of the 1 was a complex GO.

    I’ve lived in the city four years and I’m already developing nostalgia for the old crummy service advisory posters.

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