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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 11:30 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, July 21 – 24, there are no 1 trains between 137 St and 242 St. This is due to Sandy-related work at Clark St.
As travel alternatives A and C trains, M3, M100, and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
• 1 service operates between South Ferry and 137 St.
• For service between 137 St and 168 St, use free shuttle buses or the AC at nearby stations.
• For service between 168 St and 191 St, use M3 or free shuttle buses. Or, use the A at nearby stations.
• Transfer between 1 and AC trains at 59 St.
• For Dyckman St and 207 St, use the A at nearby stations.
• For service between 207 St and 242 St, take free shuttle buses to/from A trains at 207 St.
Jesse Mislavsky:  If you plan to use the D 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 21 to July 24, there are no 5 trains between the Bronx and 86 St. No D trains between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Stillwell Av.
Travel alternatives – FNQR trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
• D service operates as follows:
1. Between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, runs local via the C to/from W 4 St, and via the F to/from 2 Av, the last stop.
2. Between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av (express between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 36 St).
• Free shuttle buses operate between Grand St and W 4 St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.
• To/from 7 Av, take the E via transfer at 42 St/Port Authority.
• For 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq, take the F instead via transfer at W 4 St.
• Transfer between NQ and F trains at 34 St-Herald Sq.
•  For Grand St, take free shuttle buses; transfer at W 4 St or B’way-Lafayette St DF stations. Or, use the NQ or R at the nearby Canal St station.
•  For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the NQ or R. Transfer between D and NQR trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

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 11:30 PM Friay to 5 AM Monday, Jul 21 – 24 and there are no E trains between Jamaica Center and 71 Av and no F trains between Jamaica-179 St and 71 Av.  As travel 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.

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 Av.

Travel 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 at 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, July 21 – 24, no R trains between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn.

As travel alternatives – 4, D, N trains and free line closure buses provide alternate service.
• R service operates days/evenings between Queens Plaza and 36 St, Brooklyn, and is rerouted via the D to/from 9 Av.
• Late night R service between Brooklyn and Whitehall St is suspended – use the 4 or N to nearby stations and/or free line closure buses instead.
• Free line closure buses provide alternate service between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St all weekend.
• Transfer between trains and free line closure buses at 36 St or 59 St.

From 5 AM to 11 PM Saturday and Sunday, July 22 through July 23, no R trains between 71 Av and Queens Plaza. As travel alternatives – D, E, F trains provide alternate service.
• R service operates days/evenings between Queens Plaza and 36 St, Brooklyn, and is rerouted via the D to/from 9 Av.
• E, F trains run local in both directions in Queens.
• Transfer between E and R trains at Queens Plaza.
• Transfer between R and F trains at 34 St-Herald Sq.

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.