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Press Release
January 4, 2011
IMMEDIATE
F and G Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project
Service Changes Will Continue Through 2012

MTA New York City Transit is making much needed repairs and improvements to Brooklyn’s Culver Line including the rebuilding of the Viaduct structure and the renewal of its tracks, signals and switches. We will also rehabilitate the Smith-9th station and restore platforms, canopies and the historic arch at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station.

This $275.5 million engineering and construction project is necessary to rehabilitate the steel and concrete viaduct first opened in 1933 as part of the IND system. The project area stretches from the tunnel portal south of the Carroll Street station to the portal south of Fourth Avenue. In preparation for this work, the G line has been extended to Church Avenue since July 2009. This current phase of the project will begin this month and continue until the Fall of 2012. During this long-term project, trains will be required to skip some stations.

In order to prepare for this phase of the project, this weekend’s F and G service (January 7 – January 10) between Jay Street-MetroTech and Church Avenue will be replaced by free shuttle buses in both directions. Then, beginning 5 a.m. Monday, January 10 through May 2011, the following changes will be in effect:

    No Manhattan-bound F or Queens-bound G service at 15th Street Prospect Park and Ft. Hamilton Parkway Stations.

    No Manhattan-bound F service at Smith-9th Sts Station. Queens-bound G service stops at a temporary platform.

    All Manhattan and Queens-bound trains stop on the express track at Church Avenue and 7th Avenue stations.

    Manhattan-bound F and Queens-bound G trains stop at a temporary platform accessed via the Coney Island-bound platform at 4th Avenue-9th Street station.

In future phases of the project, the Smith-9th Sts station will close completely for rehabilitation from late May 2011 through Spring 2012. Then from the Spring of 2012 to the Fall of 2012, there will be no Coney Island-bound F trains at the Smith-9th Street station.

In addition, from the late Fall of 2011 to the Spring of 2012, the following changes will be in effect:

    No Coney Island-bound F or Church Avenue-bound G trains at 15th Street-Prospect Park and Ft. Hamilton Parkway stations.

    All southbound trains will stop on the express track at Church Avenue and 7th Avenue stations.

    Coney Island-bound F and Church Avenue-bound G trains will stop at a temporary platform at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station.

As work progresses customers should visit www.mta.info for "Current Service Changes" and "Planned Service Changes." They may use tripplanner.mta.info to plan their rides, subscribe to our free email or test message alerts at www.mta.info or call travel information at 718-330-1234 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. There will be posters and announcements in the system.

rts at www.mta.info or call travel information at 718-330-1234 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. There will be posters and announcements in the system.