Jesse Mislavsky: I'm Jesse 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 2, 3, C, E, F, and L lines. These changes will affect service on beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 20 and end at 5 a.m. Monday, January 23. 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. 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.
Jesse Mislavsky: This weekend there will be changes on the 2 line. Here’s Jared Elmore from Operations Planning to help you get to your destination.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:30 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, January 20 – 23 there are no 2 trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
As travel alternatives – take 4/5/N/Q/R trains instead.
Jesse Mislavsky: Also this weekend please expect changes on the 3 line. Jared will give you some alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, January 20 – 23 there are no 3 trains between 14 St and New Lots Av.
This is due to Sandy-related work in the Joralemon Tube.
As travel alternatives – 4/5/N/Q/R trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
Jesse Mislavsky: If you have to use the C line this weekend, Jared will tell you what you need to do to get where you’re going.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 6:30 AM to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, January 21 – 22, there are no C trains between W 4 St and Euclid Av; service operates between 168 St and W 4 St and via the F to/from 2 Av, the last stop. This is due to switch work at Bergen St.
As travel alternatives – Use A/E/F trains to complete your trip.
Jesse Mislavsky: There are changes on the E line that will affect your commute. Jared will elaborate.
Jared Elmore: Beginning11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, January 20 – 23 E trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St. This is due to Sandy-related work in the 53 St Tubes.
As travel alternatives – Use 4/6/7/A/C/D/N/R trains and/or free shuttle buses to complete your trip.
Jesse Mislavsky: There will be a diversion from our regular service on the F line. Jared will give you alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Monday, January 20 – 23, No F trains between Stillwell Av and Jay St-MetroTech; G trains provide alternate service via transfer at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts
As travel alternatives – Use A/C/D/J trains to complete your trip.
Jesse Mislavsky: There will be a diversion from our regular service on the L line. Jared will give you alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, January 20 – 23, there are no L trains between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. This is due to track work and track replacement along the Canarsie line.
As travel alternatives – M14 buses provide alternate service.
Jesse 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 Jesse Mislavsky. Thanks for listening, and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.