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Changes on the 4, 5, J and M


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, June 2 and end at 5 a.m. Monday, June 5.

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, June 2 – June 6 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 11:30 PM, Friday, June 2, to 5 AM Monday, June 6, there are no 5 trains running.
Travel alternatives - Take 2,4 trains and/or free shuttle buses instead.
* Free shuttle buses operate between Dyre Av and E 180 St, making all stops.
* For service between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, take the 2.
* For service between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Brooklyn Bridge, use the 4.
* For Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby R stations at Cortlandt St,
Rector St, and Whitehall St. Transfer between 4 and R trains at 59 St or Canal St.

Jesse Mislavsky:  If you need to ride the J line this weekend there will be service changes that impact your commute.  Once again Jared Elmore explains.

Jared Elmore: No J trains between Crescent St and Jamaica Center 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun, June 2—June 6
Travel alternatives - Use free shuttle buses and E trains to complete your trip.
* J service operates between Broad St and Crescent St.
* Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck. Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and 121 St, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to/from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.
* Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Jamaica-Van Wyck and/or Crescent St.

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, June 2--6 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!”
For TransitTrax, I'm Jesse Mislavsky. Thanks for listening, and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.