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Changes on the 4, 6, A, C, E, and F



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, 6, A, C, E, and F. These changes will affect service August 18 through August 21. 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 4 or 6 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: Beginning11:45 PM to 6:30 AM, Fri to Sun, Aug 18 – 20, on the 4 line and from 11:45 PM Sun to 5 AM Mon, Aug 20 – 21 and from 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 18 – 21 on the 6 line, downtown 4 and 6 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Cenral.
Travel alternatives - Use uptown 4/6 trains to complete your trip.
· To 116 St, 110 St, 103 St, 96 St, 77 St, 68 St, and 51 St, take the downtown 4 or 6 to
86 St*, 59 St, or Grand Central-42 St and transfer to an uptown 4 local or 6.
· From these stations, take an uptown 4 or 6 to 59 St, 86 St*, or 125 St and transfer to a downtown 4 or 6.
· *Note: Transfer at 86 St with an Unlimited Ride MetroCard.
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: Brooklyn-bound A and C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St on the A line from 11:45 PM to 6:30 AM, Fri to Sun, Aug 18 – 20
11:45 PM Sun to 4:45 AM Mon, Aug 20 – 21, and on the C line from 6:30 AM to 11 PM, Sat and Sun, Aug 19 – 20
Travel alternatives - Use uptown AC, and F trains to complete your trip.
· To 50 St, take the A or C to 42 St/Port Authority and transfer to an uptown A local or C.
· From 50 St, take the F*. Transfer to the A or C at 42 St/Port Authority.
· To 23 St and Spring St, take the A or C to 14 St or Canal St and transfer to an uptown
A local or C.
· From these stations, take an uptown A or C to W 4 St or 34 St-Penn Station and transfer to a downtown A or C.
· *Note: F trains are rerouted via the E.

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:  From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 18 – 21
E Trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 21 St Queensbridge and 34 St-Herald Sq, the last stop
Travel alternatives - ACDF trains provide alternate service.
· F trains are rerouted via the E.
· To/from Queens Plaza, Court Sq-23 St, Lexington Av/53 St, and 5 Av/53 St, take the F; transfer between trains at Roosevelt Av.
· To 7 Av, transfer to the F at Roosevelt Av.
· From this station, take the downtown D to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E.
· For 50 St, 42 St-Port Authority, 34 St-Penn Station, 14 St, W 4 St, and Canal St, use the A local, C or F.
· To/from World Trade Center, use the AC or F to the nearby Chambers St station.

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:  From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 18 – 21 Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av to 42 St, then express via the A to Jay St-MetroTech Jamaica-bound trains run via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av

Travel alternatives - Use DE trains to complete your trip.
· To 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St, 57 St, 47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Ctr, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq, take the E, which is rerouted via the F during this time. Transfer between E and F trains at Roosevelt Av.
· For 23 St, 14 St, and B’way-Lafayette St, take the D; transfer between trains at W 4 St or 34 St-Herald Sq.
· 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.

Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 18 – 21, 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.

Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 18 – 21, on the N line and from 6 AM to 11 PM, Sat and Sun, Aug 19 – 20 on the R line, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St and are rerouted via the Q to DeKalb Av Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St and are rerouted via the Q to DeKalb Av.
Travel alternatives - 45 trains provide alternate service.
· To 28 St, 23 St, 8 St, and Prince St, take the downtown NQ or R to 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St and transfer to an uptown NQ local or R.
· From these stations, take an uptown NQ or R to 14 St or 34 St-Herald Sq and transfer to a downtown NQ or R.
· To/from City Hall, Cortlandt St, Rector St, Whitehall St, Court St, and
Jay St-MetroTech, use the 45 at nearby stations.
· Transfer between trains at 14 St-Union Sq, Canal St (4 only) 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.