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 A, C, G, J and N lines. These changes will affect service August 11 through August 14. 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 A or C 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 to 5 AM Sunday, August 11 through 13, and from 6:30 AM to 11 PM Saturday, August 12, July 10, 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.* 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 11:30 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, August 11- 14 there are no G trains between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts
As travel alternatives – A and F 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.
• Note: Jamaica-bound F trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15 St-Prospect Park,
and 4 Av-9 St during this time..
Jesse Mislavsky: If you plan to use the J line this weekend, Jared will tell you what to do to get around this diversion.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 3:45 AM Saturday to 10 PM Sunday, August 12 – 13, there are no E trains between No trains between Crescent St and Jamaica Center
As 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 Crescent St 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.
Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, August 11 – 14 there is no N service between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
As travel alternatives - Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
• N trains run between Queensboro Plaza and Stillwell Av.
• Free shuttle buses make all N stops between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza.
• Transfer between free shuttle buses and N trains at Queensboro 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.