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A month ahead, a weekend ahead

by Benjamin Kabak

With the first weekend of October upon us, the MTA released a series of service advisories that cover the entire month. Generally, 1 train riders are out of luck, and Fulton St. is a mess. Let’s wade in.

Due to ongoing construction of the Fulton Street Transit Center, the following service changes will be in effect for weekends in October:

October 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18

  • A and C trains bypass Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau St. in both directions.
  • No transfers between the A, C, 2, 3, and 4, 5 at Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau St.

October 23-25

  • Brooklyn-bound A and C trains bypass Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau St.
  • Manhattan-bound A and C trains run on the F line from Jay Street to West 4th Street.

October 30-November 1
Normal service.

Customers traveling from Fulton St. to uptown Manhattan may take the 2 or 4 trains at Fulton St. or go to the nearby Chambers St/World Trade Center station, take the E to West 4th Street and connect to uptown A and C trains. Customers traveling from Fulton St. to Brooklyn may take the 2 or 4 at Fulton St. or take the A or C at the nearby Chambers Street A, C station.

Meanwhile, the work at Dyckman St. is is wrecking havoc along the West Side IRT line. There will be no 1 service between 242nd St. and 168th St. for all five weekends in October. Rather shuttle buses will operation in various segments: on Broadway between 242nd Street and 215th Street with a connection to the A train at 207th Street and along St. Nicholas Avenue, stopping at 191st Street, 181st Street and 168th Street. The M3 will also allow free boardings at these three stops. On Saturday, October 2 and 9, between 11:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. free shuttle buses will be available between Columbia University’s Baker Field and the 207th Street A Line station located on Broadway at Isham Street.

The 1, meanwhile, will operate as a local between 168th Street and 34th Street and non-stop between 34th Street and 14th Street where it will terminate. The 2 and 3 trains will run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street. Due to work being performed by the Port Authority at the WTC site, free shuttle buses will replace No. 1 train service between Chambers Street and South Ferry. On Saturday, October 23, No. 1 service will operate normally as a local between 242nd Street and 34th Street and then express between 34th Street and 14th Street. On that weekend, the suspension of No. 1 service between 242nd Street and 168th Street will begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, October 24 and continue until 5 a.m. Monday, October 25.

Got all that? There won’t be a quiz. Meanwhile, we have a weekend of other service changes too. These come to via New York City Transit and are subject to change without notice. Listen to on-board announcements and check the signs in your local station.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, 1 service is suspended between 242nd Street and 168th Street due to rehab work between 242nd Street and Dyckman Street stations and is also suspended between Chambers Street and South Ferry due to Port Authority work at the WTC site. The 2, 3 and A trains, free shuttle buses and the M3 bus provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses run in three 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.
  • In lower Manhattan between Chambers Street and South Ferry.

1 trains run local between 168th Street and 34th Street then express between 34th Street and 14th Street where it terminates. 2 and 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street.


From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, Bronx-bound 2 trains skip 219th, 225th, 233rd Streets and Nereid Avenue due to elevated structure painting.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2 trains run local between Chambers Street and 96th Street due to rehab work at between Dyckman Street and 242nd Street stations, track work at Franklin Street and Port Authority work at the WTC site.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 3 trains run local between Chambers Street to 96th Street due to rehab work at between Dyckman Street and 242nd Street stations, track work at Franklin Street and Port Authority work at the WTC site.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, Manhattan-bound 4 trains run local from Utica to Atlantic Avenues due to third rail work between Utica and Atlantic Avenues.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, downtown 4 trains run local from 42nd Street-Grand Central to Brooklyn Bridge due to gap filler work at 14th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, downtown 5 trains run local from 42nd Street-Grand Central to Brooklyn Bridge due to gap filler work at 14th Street.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 3, the last stop for some Pelham Park-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue due to track panel installation at Westchester Square.


From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 111th, 103rd, 90th, and 82nd Streets due to elevated structure painting.


From 10:30 p.m. Friday, October 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, free shuttle buses replace A trains between Far Rockaway and Beach 98th Street due to station rehabs. (A trains replace the Rockaway S shuttle between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, downtown A trains skip 50th, 23rd, and Spring Streets due to track replacement at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, there is no A train service at Broadway-Nassau/Fulton Street in either direction due to work on the Fulton Street Transit Center.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, there is no C train service at Broadway-Nassau/Fulton Street in either direction due to work on the Fulton Street Transit Center.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, downtown C trains skip 50th, 23rd, and Spring Streets due to track replacement at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, 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, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, downtown E trains skip 23rd and Spring Streets due to track replacement at 42nd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, October 2, Manhattan-bound E trains skip 67th Avenue, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Blvd., Grand Avenue and Elmhurst Avenue due to sub-station cable work at Grand Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday, October 3, Queens-bound E trains skip Elmhurst and Grand Avenues, Woodhaven Blvd., 63rd Drive and 67th Avenue due to sub-station cable work at Grand Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, free shuttle buses replace L trains between Lorimer Street and Myrtle Avenue due to CBTC signal work.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, Brooklyn-bound N trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to work at Cortlandt Street. (No trains at City Hall, Rector, Whitehall, Court, or Lawrence Street stations. Customers may use nearby 4 stations instead.)


From 10 p.m. Friday, October 1 to 5 a.m. Monday October 4, Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Avenue J due to station rehab work.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 2, Manhattan-bound R trains skip 67th Avenue, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Blvd., Grand Avenue and Elmhurst Avenue due to sub-station cable work at Grand Avenue.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday, October 3, Queens-bound R trains skip Elmhurst Avenue, Grand Avenue, Woodhaven Blvd., 63rd Drive and 67th Avenue due to sub-station work at Grand Avenue.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, Brooklyn-bound R trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to work at Cortlandt Street. (No trains at City Hall, Rector, Whitehall, Court, or Lawrence Street stations. Customers may use nearby 4 stations instead.)

(Rockaway Park Shuttle)
From 11 p.m. Friday, October 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, A trains replace S shuttle service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park due to station rehabs.

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7 comments

Scott E October 2, 2010 - 4:19 pm

October 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18
*A and C trains bypass Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau St. in both directions.
*No transfers between the A, C, 2, 3, and 4, 5 at Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau St.

I know there’s always a push for the MTA to give out more information. But after saying the A and C won’t stop at Fulton/Broadway-Nassau, is it really necessary to then say that you can’t transfer to or from those trains at that station? I know what they say about what happens when you ASSUME, but New Yorkers are smart enough to figure that out!

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nycpat October 2, 2010 - 10:54 pm

No they’re not. Our society has been infantalized with a mass case of ADD.

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Andrew October 2, 2010 - 10:58 pm

I agree that it’s worded a bit strangely, but it’s still necessary to say that there’s no transfer between the 2/3 and the 4/5.

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Alon Levy October 3, 2010 - 6:31 pm

I don’t understand. Are there transfers to and from the J? If so, why is it impossible to transfer from the 2/3 to the J to the 4/5? And if not, why is this not mentioned?

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Scott E October 3, 2010 - 8:02 pm

I don’t think the J runs south of Chambers Street on weekends anyway. But they took that kind of information off of the maps, so we’ll never know for sure…

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Andrew October 3, 2010 - 10:43 pm

http://www.mta.info/maps/servi....._Jun10.pdf

(But I agree that this should have never been removed from the printed maps.)

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Andrew October 2, 2010 - 11:01 pm

I’d guess that most 1 riders aren’t out of luck at all. The line is operating completely normally between 168th and 34th, and that probably accounts for most of the line’s riders.

Last weekend, when the 1 wasn’t running at all, the impact was far greater. I rode one of the buses from 125th to 96th and it was extremely crowded. That segment of the line is running this weekend.

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