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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 July 14 through July 17. 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 5 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, July 17, there are no 5 trains between the Bronx and 86 St.
As travel alternatives – 2 and 4 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

• 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 instead via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts F station. Or, use the E at nearby 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 plan to use the A and C lines 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, July 10 – on the A line and from 6:30 AM to 11 PM, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 – 15 on the C line, A and C trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech
As travel alternatives - use E and J 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 instead via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts F station. Or, use the E at nearby 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 plan to use the E line this weekend, Jared will tell you what to do to get around this diversion. 

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, no E trains between Jamaica Center and 71 Av and no F trains between Jamaica-179 St and 71 AvTravel alternatives – Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

• E service operates between 71 Av and World Trade Center.
• F service operates between 71 Av and Stillwell Av.
• Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica and 71 Av, making all station stops.
• E and F trains run local in both directions in Queens.
• Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at 71 Av.
• Note: LIRR will cross-honor MetroCard for travel between Penn Station and Jamaica stations, and between Penn Station and Kew Gardens stations. NYC Transit customers should present their MetroCard to the LIRR conductor.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jul 14 – 17, no G trains between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
Travel alternatives - AF trains provide alternate service.

• G service operates in two sections:
1. Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs
2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes
• To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.
• Transfer between A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
• Transfer between A and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.


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

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, July 14—July 16, 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, July 15-16, 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.


Jared Elmore:  Beginning 5 AM to 11 PM, Sat and Sun, Jul 15 – 16, there are no R trains between 71 Av and Queens Plaza.
As travel alternatives – E, F trains provide alternate service.

• R service operates days/evenings between Queens Plaza and Bay Ridge-95 St.
• EF trains run local in both directions in Queens.
• Transfer between E and R trains at Queens Plaza.Jesse Mislavsky:  For those using the M line, there will be a diversion you need to be aware of.


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.