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Changes on the 1, 4, 5, 7, J and M Lines


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, 4, 5, 7, F, J and M lines. These changes will affect service beginning at 9:30 PM Friday, April 13 and end at 5 AM on Monday, April 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 altogether.

We begin this weekend with a change in service on the 1line please listen carefully as Jared Elmore from Operations Planning explains.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun, Apr 28 – 29 there No 1 trains between 137 St and 242 St. This is due to track work along the Broadway line.

Travel alternatives – Take the A, M3, M100, and shuttle buses.

•     1 service runs between South Ferry and 137 St.
•     Free shuttle buses provide alternate service along four routes.
•     Use the A to nearby stations via transfer at 59 St 1A, 168 St shuttle buses and A,
or 207 St shuttle buses and A.

 

Jessie Mislavsky: There is also work being done along the 4 line that will affect your commute, once again, here’s Jared Elmore.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 11:45 PM Fri to 4 PM Sun, April 27 – 29, there are no 4 trains between 125 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.  This is due to electrical work along the Jerome line.

As travel alternatives – take shuttle buses.

•     Free shuttle buses run between 149 St-Grand Concourse and 3 Av-138 St 6, stopping at 138 St-Grand Concourse.
•     Transfer between 4 trains and free shuttle buses at 149 St-Grand Concourse and/or
3 Av-138 St.

And also beginning 4:30 AM Saturday to 10 PM Sunday, April 28 – 29 No 4 trains between New Lots Av and Utica Av this is due to track work along the New Lots Avenue line.

 

Travel alternatives – Take free shuttle buses.

•     Free shuttle buses make all stops between Utica Av and New Lots Av.
•     Transfer between 4 trains and shuttle buses at Utica Av.

Jessie Mislavsky: There is also work being done along the 5 line Jared will give you alternate route options.

Jared Elmore: From 11:45 PM Fri to 4 PM Sun, Apr 27 – 29, there are no 5 trains between Grand Central-42 St and E 180 St. This is due to electrical work along the Lexington Avenue line.

As travel alternatives – Use the 2 or 4 and/or S shuttle.

•     5 service runs in two sections:
The first between Flatbush Av and Grand Central-42 St
The second between E 180 St and 241 St
•     Transfer between 5 and 4 trains at Grand Central-42 St.
•     For service to the Bronx, take the S from Grand Central-42 St to Times Sq-42 St and transfer to a Bronx-bound 2.
•     Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St.
•     Note: No 4 trains between 125 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.

Jessie Mislavsky: There is a service diversion that will affect those who take the 7 line Jared will tell you more.  

Jared Elmore:  From 12:15 AM Sat to 4:30 AM Mon, Apr 28 – 30. There are no 7 trains between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza.  This is due to track replacement along the Flushing line.
As travel alternatives - take free shuttle buses and E, F,N, W, S trains.

•           7 service runs between Main St and Queensboro Plaza.
•           Use the E,F,N or W for service between Manhattan and Queens.
•           Transfer at Queensboro Plaza 7,N,W or 74 St-Roosevelt Av 7,E,F.
•           Free shuttle buses run along two routes:
1)         Between Hudson Yards and Times Sq
2)         Between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av
•           Note: W runs days/evenings; 42 Street S runs overnight.

Jessie Mislavsky: There are also change on the F line that may affect your commute.  Jared will tell you what you need to do to get to your destination.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:45 PM Friay to 5 AM Monday, April 27 – 30, there are no F trains between Stillwell Av and Church Av. This is due to structural improvements along the Culver line.

 As travel alternatives – take free shuttle buses.

•           F service runs between 179 St and Church Av.
•           Free shuttle buses make F stops between Stillwell Av and Church Av.
•           Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Church Av.

Jessie Mislavsky: There is a service diversion that will affect those who take the J train this weekend, Jared will tell you what you need to do to get to your destination.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:30 PM Friday to 10 PM Sunday, April 27 – 29
No J trains between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av.  As travel alternatives – take free shuttle buses. This is due to switch replacement.

•           J service runs in two sections:
1)         Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
2)         Between Marcy Av and Broad St
•           Free shuttle buses run between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av.
•           Transfer between J trains and shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Marcy Av.
•           To/from Manhattan, use the A,C or L to/from Broadway Junction.

Jessie Mislavsky: And finally there are changes on the M line

Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:30 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, April 27 – 30 there are no M trains running.  As travel alternatives – Take free shuttle buses and/or the J and L.  This is due to switch work on the Myrtle Avenue line.
•           Free shuttle buses run in two sections:
1)         Between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
2)         Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Myrtle Av (Broadway)
•           To/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
•           No J service* between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av; free shuttle buses provided.
•           Transfer between shuttle buses and J trains at Marcy Av.
•           *Note: J service resumes after 10 PM on Sunday.

 

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 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.