The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that inspection of the Manhattan Bridge by the NYS Department of Transportation, as well as track maintenance work by NYC Transit personnel, will require the complete closure of the tracks used by the and trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and changes to subway service for two weekends in April.
On the weekends of April 16-19 and April 23-26 beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Monday, trains will run in Brooklyn only, between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Atlantic Av-Barclays Center. trains will not run in the Bronx and Manhattan. trains will replace trains in the Bronx and Manhattan between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle. Late evenings and early mornings when the does not operate, Shuttle trains will operate between 205 St in the Bronx and 145 St in Manhattan. Additionally, free shuttle buses will make all stops between W 4 St and Grand St in Manhattan.
• Between the Bronx and Manhattan, riders can take the train days and evenings, and Shuttle trains late nights and early mornings to connect with trains at Yankee Stadium and trains at 145 St
• Alternatively, between the Bronx and Manhattan, riders can take the train along Jerome Avenue
• For stations along 6 Av, riders can take the train to/from nearby stations along 8 Av
• In Manhattan, riders can take the or train between 59 St and 145 St
• For stations along 6 Av and Broadway-Lafayette St, riders can take the train
• For the 7 Av station, riders can take the train, or use the nearby 50 St train or 57 St-7 Av
• For the Grand St station, riders can take a free shuttle bus or use the nearby Canal St
• In Brooklyn, trains will run express between 36 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, riders can take the local train for stops along 4 Av
• Between Brooklyn and Manhattan, riders can transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to/from the , , and trains
The MTA will use the outage to perform track inspections and repairs along the lines.
An MTA website helping customers with the service changes will be available at http://new.mta.info/manhattanbridge. Coordination with local elected officials, community boards and stakeholders will continue throughout the work. The MTA will post print and digital signs in stations, along with announcements in stations and on trains, before the work begins. Customer service notifications will also be available on the MTA website, the MYmta app and social media. Customers may also sign up for text and email alerts at www.myMTAalerts.com.