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Changes on the 1, 3, 4, C, F, J, N and R


Jessie Mislavsky:  I'm Jessie 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 1, 3, 4, C, F, J, N and R. These changes will affect service beginning at 9:45 PM Friday July 13, and end at 5 AM on Monday July 16. 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. The first change in subway service this weekend is on the 1 line. Please listen carefully as Jared Elmore from Operations Planning explains.

Jared Elmore:  Beginning 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jul 13 to 16, there are no 1 trains between South Ferry and Rector St. This is due to track replacement along the Broadway 7 Av line.
As travel alternatives – Take free shuttle buses.
•             1 service runs between 242 St and Rector St.
•             Free shuttle buses run between Chambers St and South Ferry.
•             Transfer between shuttle buses and 1 trains at Chambers St.

Jessie Mislavsky:  There is work being done along the 3 and 4 lines that will affect your commute. Once again, here is Jared Elmore.


Jared Elmore: Beginning 4:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun, Jul 14 to 15, there are no 3 and 4 trains between New Lots Av and Utica Av. This is due to track replacement along the New Lots line.
As travel alternatives – Take free shuttle buses.
•             3 runs between 148 St and Utica Av.
•             4 runs between Woodlawn and Utica Av.
•             Free shuttle buses make all stops between Utica Av and New Lots Av.
•             Transfer between 3, 4 trains and shuttle buses at Utica Av.

Jessie Mislavsky:  Also this weekend there is work being done that will affect the C line as well. Jared will tell you how to get to your destination.


Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:45 PM to 11:30 PM, Fri, Jul 13, and 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Sat and Sun, Jul 14 and 15, there are no C trains between 145 St and 168 St. This is due to station repairs along the 8 Av line.
Travel alternatives – Take the A instead.
•             C service runs between Euclid Av and 145 St.
•             Uptown A trains stop at 135 St and 155 St.
•             Transfer at 125 St or 145 St.

Jessie Mislavsky:  There are also changes that will affect those who have to use the F line. Once again here’s Jared to point you in the right direction.


Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jul 13 to 16, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted
via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av. This is due to station repairs and track maintenance along the 6 Av line.
Travel alternatives – Use a Coney Island-bound F or the Q to complete your trip.
•             For 57 St, take the Jamaica-bound F to the nearby 5 Av/53 St E station.
•             To Lexington Av/63 St, transfer to the Q at 34 St-Herald Sq.
•             From Lexington Av/63 St, take the Coney Island-bound F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.
•             To/from Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge, take a Coney Island-bound F via transfer at Roosevelt Av (Steinway St after 12:01 AM Sat) or 47-50 Sts.

Jessie Mislavsky:  This weekend there is work being done on the J line. Jared will give you some alternate route options.


Jared Elmore: Beginning 5:45 AM to 6 PM, Saturday, Jul 14, there are no J trains between Hewes St and Broad St.  This is due to track replacement along the Jamaica line.
Travel alternatives – Take free shuttle buses and/or 4, 6, or F trains.
•             J service runs between Jamaica Ctr and Hewes St.
•             Buses run between Hewes St and Delancey-Essex Sts.
•             Transfer between trains and buses at Hewes St and/or Delancey-Essex Sts F.
•             For service between Delancey-Essex Sts and Broad St, use 6 to/from nearby stations via transfer at Bleecker St/B’way Lafayette St. Transfer to/from the 4 at Brooklyn Bridge.
•             For service to/from Manhattan, use the A, C or L via transfer at Broadway Junction.

Jessie Mislavsky:  There are changes on the N line that may affect your commute. Jared will tell you what you need to do to get where you’re going.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jul 13 to 16, there are no N trains between Times Sq and Ditmars Blvd. This is due to track replacement along the 60 St tube.
As travel alternatives – Take 4, 5, 6, 7, Q, or R trains and/or shuttle buses.
•             N service runs between Stillwell Av and Times Sq.
•             Free shuttle buses run between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd.
•             For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7 via transfer at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.
•             To/from 49 St and 57 St-7 Av, use the Q or R.
•             To/from 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the nearby 59 St 4, 5, 6 station via
transfer with the 7 at Grand Central-42 St or N at 14 St-Union Sq.

Jessie Mislavsky:  And finally there are changes along the R line.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 5:30 AM to 12 midnight, Sat and Sun, Jul 14 and 15, R trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and 36 St, Queens.  This is due to track work along the 60 St tube.
As travel alternatives – Use E trains to complete your trip.
•             For 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use nearby 59 St 4, 5, 6 station via transfer Lexington Av/53 St E or 14 St-Union Sq R.
•             For Queens Plaza, take the E instead.
•             Transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority E, R or Roosevelt Av E, R.

Jessie 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 Jessie Mislavsky. Thanks for listening, and thanks for riding with New York City Transit.