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 4, 5, D, E, M and N. These changes will affect service on beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 and end at 5 a.m. Monday, April 3.
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.
Jared Elmore: No 4 trains between New Lots Av/Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge from 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Mar 31 – Apr 3
As travel alternatives – Take the 2,3,J,N,Q, or R trains instead.
• 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge, making local stops.
• For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the NQ or R. Transfer between 4/6 and N/Q/R trains at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. Transfer between NQR and 2/3 trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
• For service to/from Wall St and Bowling Green, use the R (N overnight) at nearby Rector St or Whitehall St. Or, use the J at Broad St.
• For service to/from Fulton St, use the 23 or J.
• For service between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3 instead.
• For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3 instead, running in Brooklyn all weekend.
Jared Elmore: No 5 trains between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St 6 AM to 11 PM, Saturday, Apr 1, 8 AM to 11 PM, Sunday, Apr 2
As travel alternatives – take the 4*6 or R trains instead.
• Trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Av and Grand Central-42 St, days and evenings.
• For stations between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge, take the 4 or 6.
• Transfer between 5 and 46 trains at Grand Central-42 St.
• For Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby R stations at Cortlandt St, Rector St, or Whitehall St.
• Transfer between 5 and R trains at 59 St-Lexington Av.
• Transfer between 46 and R trains at Canal St.
• *Note: There is no 4 service between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av.
Jared Elmore: No D trains between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Stillwell Av
11:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Mar 31 – Apr 3.
As travel alternatives – F/N/Q/R trains and shuttle buses provide alternate service.
• D service operates between 205 St and 59 St, is rerouted via the C between 59 St and W 4 St, and via the F to/from the 2 Av station.
• N trains replace the D in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Stillwell Av.
• Free shuttle buses run between W 4 St and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.
• To/from 7 Av, use the N at the nearby 57 St-7 Av station, or the D at nearby 50 St on 8 Av.
• For 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq, use nearby N stations. Or, take the F via transfer at W 4 St.
• For Grand St, take a shuttle bus to/from W 4 St. Or, take the N to/from nearby Canal St.
• For Brooklyn, take the N instead. Transfer via the passageway at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.
Jesse Mislavsky: This weekend there are also service changes along the E line.
Jared Elmore: E trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Mar 31 – Apr 3
As travel alternatives - Use 467ACDNQR trains and/or free shuttle buses to complete your trip.
• Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.
• To/from Queens Plaza, use the R instead (days & evenings); or, the 7N at nearby Queensboro Plaza.
• To/from Court Sq-23 St, use the 7. Transfer between E and 7 trains at 74 St-Roosevelt Av, and/or between 7 and AC trains at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.
• To/from Lexington Av/53 St, use the 4 local or 6 at 51 St. Transfer at
Grand Central-42 St 46 and 7; 74 St-Roosevelt Av E and 7; and/or
Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority AC and 7. Or, use out-of-system transfer between the E at Lexington Av/63 St F and the 4 or 6 at 59 St.
• To/from 5 Av/53 St and E stations along 8 Av, use nearby F stations on 6 Av, or the ACD instead.
• For 7 Av, use the nearby 57 St F, 57 St-7 Av NQR, or 49 St NR stations. Transfer between the E and NQR at 34 St-Herald Sq, between the E and R at Roosevelt Av, or between the E and Q at Lexington Av/63 St.
Jesse Mislavsky: There will be a diversion from our regular service on the M line. Jared will give you alternate route options.
Jared Elmore: No M trains between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Mar 31 – Apr 3
As travel alternatives - Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
• M service operates between Essex St and Myrtle Av, and is rerouted via the J to/from Broadway Junction, days/evenings.
• Free shuttle buses make all M stops between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.
• Transfer between shuttle buses and JM trains at Myrtle Av.
• For direct service to/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
Jared Elmore: N trains are rerouted via the D in both directions between
Stillwell Av and 36 St 11:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Mar 31 – Apr 3
Travel alternatives - Free shuttle buses and R trains provide alternate service.
• Free shuttle buses make all N stops between Stillwell Av and 36 St.
• Transfer between shuttle buses and N trains at 36 St, 62 St-New Utrecht Av, and/or Stillwell Av.
• Transfer between N and R trains at 36 St.
• Transfer between R trains and shuttle buses at 59 St.
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.