Mar
15

Weekend work impacting 11 subway lines

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The mobile app version of the MTA's Vignelli-produced Weekender map has been recognized for design excellence.

Before the service advisories, some subway map news: The MTA’s Weekender app has been award an Appy Award for the best app in the “Mapping/Navigation” category, and the agency is quite pleased.

“Weekend track work is a fact of life because we must take tracks out of service to keep them in a state of good repair, but if you use the Weekender app before you head out, you can avoid the worst of the impacts by being prepared or working around them,” Paul J. Fleuranges, the MTA’s Senior Director of Corporate and Internal Communications, said in a statement. “We are pleased that our efforts have been recognized at the national level.”

The app is available for iOS and Android devices. And now the details of this weekend’s changes:


From 3:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, uptown 1 trains skip 225th Street, 231st Street and 238th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street.


From 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street in the Bronx.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, downtown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, downtown 6 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 (and also the following weekend), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC work. 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.)


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Saturday, March 16, uptown A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to 125th Street due to scraping and painting of track ceiling at 81st Street.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Queens-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for SAS.


From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 17, there is no J train service between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation from Cypress Hills to 130th Street. Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service.

  • J trains operate between Chambers Street and Crescent Street
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Brooklyn-bound N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, uptown Q trains run local from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 34th Street.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 16 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday, March 17, Brooklyn-bound R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

(42nd Street Shuttle) (Overnights)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Sunday, March 17, and Monday, March 18, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.



Categories : Service Advisories

4 Responses to “Weekend work impacting 11 subway lines”

  1. Patrick says:

    Jut to let all know, the “Curent Serivce Status” box on the MTA’s website now displays “Sandy Reroute” for the 1/2/3 and A/C/E/H instead of the ambiguous “Service Change” indication it was showing up until this point.

    ~Patrick @ The LIRR Today

  2. Clarke says:

    It really won an award? I still find reading the advisories preferable to hunting for them through blinking dots on that static map (and preferred the gone-but-not-forgotten Subway Weekender for actually displaying the changes).

    Good effort, perhaps. Award-worthy, definitely not.

    • Simon says:

      An award? Seriously? Did they try the app or just look at the pretty pictures? Take a look at the reviews. It really is not usable at all.

  3. Metsgl says:

    You can now use http://subwayweekender.wordpress.com. It picks off right where the old one did.

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