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Changes on the 2, 5, A, C, D, F, J, N, Q and R


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, 5, A, C, D, F, J, N, Q and R. These changes will affect service beginning at 9:30PM August 24, through 5 AM August 27. 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 line this weekend, there is a service change that will affect your commute. Please listen carefully as Jared Elmore from Operations Planning explains.

Jared Elmore: Beginning 9:30 p.m. August 24 5 AM Monday, August 27, free shuttle buses replace 2 trains between 135 St and E 180 St.

* 2 service runs in two sections:
1. Between Flatbush Av and 148 St 3
2. Between E 180 St and 241 St
* Buses run between 135 St and E 180 St.
* Transfer between trains and buses at 135 St and/or E 180

Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the 5 line that will affect your commute.

  
Jared Elmore: From 6:30 AM to 11 PM Saturday, August 25, and from 8:30 AM to 11 PM Sun, Aug 26, free shuttle buses replace 5 trains between 149 St-Grand Concourse and E 180 St
* 5 service runs in two sections:

1. Between Bowling Green and 149 St-Grand Concourse
2. Between E 180 St and Dyre Av
* Free shuttle buses run between 149 St-Grand Concourse and E 180 St.
* Transfer between trains and buses at 149 St-Grand Concourse and/or E 180 St

Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the A line that will affect your commute.  


Jared Elmore:  From 9:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday,   August 24 – 27, free shuttle buses replace A trains between 181 St and 207 St; 1 trains provide alternate service at nearby stations
* A runs between 181 St and Queens.
* 1 trains make nearby stops between 181 St and 207 St; transfer at 168 St.
* Free shuttle buses run along two routes:
1. On Broadway, between 181 St and 207 St
2. On Fort Washington Av, between 181 St and 190 St
* Transfer between trains and buses at 181 S.

Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the A and C line that will affect your commute.  


Jared Elmore:  From 9:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday August  24 – 27 downtown A and C trains are rerouted via the F from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech.
* For Spring St, Canal St, and Chambers St, take the E via transfer at W 4 St.
* For Fulton St, take the J via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts.
* For High St, use the nearby York St F station.


Jared Elmore: From 10:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Monday Aug 24 – 27, F,N,Q,R trains and/or free shuttle buses replace D trains between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 34 St-Herald Sq
* D service runs in two sections:
1. Between Stillwell Av and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr (express between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 36 St).

2. Between 34 St-Herald Sq and 205 St.
* Free buses run between W 4 St and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.
* For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the N or Q via transfer at
34 St-Herald Sq and/or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
* For W 4 St and B’way-Lafayette St, take the F via transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq.

 

Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the F line that will affect your commute.

  
Jared Elmore:  From 10:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon Aug 24 – 27, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St, then via the E to Roosevelt Av
* Use the D,J,Q or a Coney Island-bound F to complete your trip.
* Use A, C, E stations along 8 Av or transfer at Jay St-MetroTech, Fulton St J, W 4 St, Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority Q, 7 Av DE, or Roosevelt Av.

Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the J line that will affect your commute. 

 
Jared Elmore:  From 9:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 24 – 27, J Free shuttle buses replace trains between Myrtle Av and Crescent St
* J service runs in two sections:
1. Between Broad St and Myrtle Av, and via the M to/from Metropolitan Av
2. Between Crescent St and Jamaica Center
* Free shuttle buses make all J stops between Myrtle Av and Crescent St.
* Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Myrtle Av and/or Crescent St.
* Or, transfer between ACL trains and shuttle buses at Broadway Junction


Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the N and Q line that will affect your commute.  


Jared Elmore:  From 11 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 24 – 27, Manhattan-bound N and Q trains are rerouted via the R (Lower Manhattan) from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Canal St.
* Trains stop at DeKalb Av, Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall.


Jesse Mislavsky:  There’s also work being done along the F line that will affect your commute.  


Jared Elmore:  F 10:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Aug 24 – 27,  Free shuttle buses and the N replace R trains between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St
* R service runs days/evenings between 71 Av and 36 St, Brooklyn, and is rerouted via the D to/from 9 Av, the last stop.
* Free buses make all R stops between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St all weekend.
* Late night R service between Brooklyn and Whitehall St is suspended – take the N and/or free shuttle buses instead.
* Transfer between N trains and free shuttle buses at 59 St, and/or between N and R trains at 36 St..

 

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.