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, A,C, and M lines. These changes will affect service on beginning at 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 12 and end at 5 a.m. Monday, May 16. 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. This week there will be changes on the 2 line. Please listen closely as Jared Elmore from Operations Planning explains.
Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, May 12 – May 15 there are no 4 trains between New Lots Av/Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge.
As travel alternatives - Take the 2, 3, A, C, D, 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 D, N, Q or R. Transfer between 4,6 and N, Q, R trains at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. Transfer between D,N,Q,R and 23 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 2, 3, A, C 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.
Jesse Mislavsky: If you plan to use the 5 line Jared will tell you what to do to get where you’re going.
Jared Elmore: From 6 AM to 11 PM, Saturday, May 13 and from 8 AM to 11 PM, Sunday, May 14, there are no 5 trains between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St
Travel alternatives - Take the 4*6 or R trains instead.
* Trains run between E 180 St and Grand Central-42 St.
* 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.
Jesse Mislavsky: Also this weekend there will be changes along the A line.
Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, May 12 – 15, on the A line and from 6:30 AM to 11 PM, Sat and Sun, May 13 – 14 on the C line, trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.
Travel alternatives - Use EJ trains to complete your trip.
• Trains run local between 59 St and W 4 St.
• To/from Spring St, Canal St and Chambers St, take the E instead via transfer at W 4 St.
• To/from Fulton St, take the J via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts F station. Or, use the E at World Trade Center station; transfer between trains at W 4 St.
• To/from High St, use the nearby York St F station.
Jesse Mislavsky: If you need to ride the M line this weekend there will be service changes that impact your commute. Once again Jared Elmore explains.
Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, May 12 – 15 there are no M trains between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.
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 and evenings.
• Free shuttle buses make all M stops between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av all weekend.
• 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.
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!”