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Changes on the 2, 3, F, M, N and R

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, F, J, M, N and R lines. These changes will affect service June 30 through July 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.

For those commuters who plan to use the 2 or 3 lines on the weekends, there are long term changes in service that will affect your commute. Please listen carefully as Jared Elmore from Operations Planning explains.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday until Spring 2018, there is no 2 and 3 service in Brooklyn on weekends. This is due to Sandy-related work at Clark St.
As travel alternatives – 4, 5, N, Q, R trains provide alternate service.

* 4 service is extended to New Lots Av to replace the 3.
* 5 service is extended to Flatbush Av to replace the 2.
* 4 and 5 trains run local in Brooklyn.
* No trains at Clark St and Hoyt St stations; use nearby Borough Hall and Nevins St 4, 5 stations.
* Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr for N, Q, R trains to Manhattan.

Because of these changes, trains are rerouted in Downtown, Manhattan.
As travel alternatives – 4, 5, N, Q, R trains provide alternate service.

* 2 service runs between the Bronx and Rector St, making local stops between
34 St-Penn Station and Rector St.
* 3 service runs between 148 St and 14 St.
* No trains at Park Place and Wall St stations; use nearby Brooklyn Bridge and Wall St 4, 5 stations.
* Free out-of-system transfer available between South Ferry 1, 2 and 4, 5 trains.
* Transfer between 1, 2 and R trains at South Ferry-Whitehall St.
* Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for N, Q, R to Brooklyn.
* Please note: 2 trains will run to and from South Ferry when the new South Ferry station reopens.

Jesse Mislavsky:  If you plan to use the F line this weekend, Jared will tell you what to do to get around this diversion. 

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, June 30—July 3,
Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the E from Roosevelt Av to W 4 St, then via the A to Jay St-MetroTech. This is due to electrical work and installation in the 63 St Tube.
As travel alternatives – D, Q trains provide alternate service.

* Trains run local from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.
* To 21 St-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island, take the F to the 7 Av D, E station and transfer to a downtown D to 47-50 Sts station for Jamaica-bound F service.
* From these stations, take a Jamaica-bound F to Steinway St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
* To and from Lexington Av/63 St, use the Q via transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.
* To and from 57 St, use the nearby 5 Av/53 St or 7 Av E stations.
* For stations along 6 Av, use corresponding stations on 8 Av. Or, use the downtown D or uptown F via transfers at 7 Av and/or W 4 St.
* To B’way-Lafayette St, transfer to the D at W 4 St.
* To 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St, take the F to Jay St-MetroTech and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.
* From these stations, take a Jamaica-bound F to W 4 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.

Jesse Mislavsky:  Also this weekend there will be changes that affect the J line. Jared will tell you how to get to your destination.

Jared Elmore:  No 5 trains between Dyre Av and 86 St 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jun 30 – Jul 3.
As travel alternatives – 2, 4 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

*5 service operates all weekend between Flatbush Av and 86 St.
*Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Dyre Av and E 180 St, stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park.
*Transfer between 2 trains and shuttle buses at E 180 St.
*Transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.
*Trains run express in Manhattan all weekend..

Jesse Mislavsky:  For those using the M line, there will be a diversion you need to be aware of.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 12:01 Saturday July 1 through September 1, 2017, there are no M trains between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.
This is due to panel work and installation on the Myrtle Av line.
M service operates between Delancey-Essex Sts and Myrtle Av, then via the J to/from Broadway Junction, days/evenings.
Free shuttle buses operate along three routes:
1.Local between Myrtle Av and Fresh Pond Rd, making all M stops.
2.Local between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av, making all M stops (Fresh Pond Rd, evenings/nights only).
3.Express between Flushing Av J and Metropolitan Av, stopping at Jefferson St L and Fresh Pond Rd at Metropolitan Av.

• Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Myrtle Av JMZ, Flushing Av JM, Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs L and Jefferson Av L.

Jesse Mislavsky:  And finally, there will be changes on the N and R lines.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, June 30—July 3, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St and are rerouted via the Q to DeKalb Av; and, 5 AM to 11 PM, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-26, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St and are rerouted via the Q to DeKalb Av. This is due to track maintenance along the Broadway line.
As travel alternatives – Use 4, 5 trains to complete your trip.

* To 28 St, 23 St, 8 St, and Prince St, take the downtown N, Q or R to 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St and transfer to an uptown N, Q local or R.
* From these stations, take an uptown N, Q or R to 14 St-Union Sq or 34 St-Herald Sq and transfer to a downtown N, Q or R.
* To and from City Hall, Cortlandt St, Rector St, Whitehall St, Court St, and Jay St-MetroTech, use the 4, 5 at nearby stations.
* Transfer between trains at 14 St-Union Sq, Canal St, or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

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.