Jessie Mislavsky: I'm Jessie Mislavsky, and you're listening to the “Planned Service Changes” for this weekend on TransitTrax, New York City Transit's podcast service.
Here's a guide to a few of the significant changes in subway service, scheduled for this weekend on the 1, 5, 6, 7, N, Q, R, B, M, W, and Z lines. These changes are due to necessary capital construction and rehabilitation work – work that may cause you to ride backward just to go forward – or change your traveling pattern all together.
This is a special holiday weekend podcast, Jared Elmore from Operations Planning will help you navigate the subway system.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 12 noon to 12:10 a.m. Saturday, December 31, New Year’s Eve service is as follows, 242 St-bound 1 trains skip 50 St. Use the 59 St-Columbus Circle station instead. N, Q, and R trains skip 49 St in both directions. Use the 57 St-7 Av station instead.
Also, beginning 7 p.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, December 31, EXITS to street level at Times Sq-42 St are subject to closure. Exit via passageway to 42 St-Port Authority on 8 Av.
Please note: 42 Street Shuttle operates overnight.
Jessie Mislavsky: Please be aware that in addition to the changes you are about to hear, other changes to service due to planned work may affect your trip. Once again, here’s Jared to explain.
Jared Elmore: In observance of New Year’s Day, subways operates on a Sunday schedule, Monday, January 2. As a result, there is no 5 service in Brooklyn; no 6 or 7 express service, no B service; use the A, C, D, and/or Q instead; no M service between Delancey-Essex Sts and 71 Av; no W service – use the N, or Q, and/or R trains instead; no Z service, use the J instead.
Jessie Mislavsky: Because construction projects can be canceled, be sure to consult our website, www.mta.info, for Service Status and Planned Service Changes. While there, you may also opt to use our Trip Planner+ which provides you with customized travel directions that take subway service changes into account, while giving you up to three alternate route options.
Also available is our free Email Notification Program. You can sign up for weekday or weekend notifications about both planned reroutes and real-time changes in service.
Finally, you may also dial 511 for travel information for all MTA services. It’s good information, so you’ll “Know Before You Go!”
For TransitTrax, I'm Jessie Mislavsky. Thanks for listening, and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.