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MTA Details Planned Service Changes Through Memorial Day Weekend for Critical Track and Signal Upgrades

Updated May 4, 2022 8:30 p.m.

Most Work Occurs Between Friday, May 27 at 9:45 p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31

and Line Service Changes Accommodate Modernization of Signals 

Service Changes on the  Lines Support Critical Switch Replacement Work 

and Train Service Changes Accommodate Track Replacement Work 

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today outlined a series of subway service changes for Memorial Day weekend along the  and  lines, many of which are part of the Authority’s ongoing modernization efforts including signal upgrades, track rehabilitation, and switch replacement. Some of these service changes have been in place for the past few weekends and are expected to recur the following weekends. 

Work on the lines and the   line support the 8 Av Line Signal Modernization and Culver Line Signal Modernization projects, respectively, which involves replacing old signals with Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC). The installation of CBTC will improve the reliability and efficiency of train service by enabling the MTA to run trains closer together at higher speeds without compromising safety. For more information on the benefits of CBTC, visit https://new.mta.info/projects/cbtc . 

Service changes along the  line supports the Culver Line Signal Modernization project by providing service alternatives while the work is underway and the train service changes for Memorial Day weekend allows NYC Transit crews to complete a full track replacement of rail and ties in the area of the 125 St station. 

The line service changes accommodate replacement of seven switches in Brooklyn. This work began in April and will continue through June. Similarly, the  and  lines will begin critical switch replacement work Memorial Day weekend and have similar service changes, as noted below, for upcoming weekends. More details on this work will be announced at a later date. 

These service changes may affect one or more ADA accessible stations. Please contact 511 to plan your trip and for additional travel alternatives, we encourage customers to visit the new.mta.info or check the MYmta app.

 

 train service changes for May 27 - 31, from Friday 11:45 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m.

Service will run in two sections that meet at the 125 St station: 

  • Bronx trains will run between Woodlawn and 125 St every 12 minutes during daytime hours and evenings, and every 20 minutes overnight.
  • Brooklyn and Manhattan trains will run between 125 St and Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av every 7 minutes during daytime hours and evenings, and every 20 minutes overnight. 
  • Manhattan-bound trains from the Bronx will skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.
    • For service to this station, customers can take the   train to 125 St where it will become a Woodlawn-bound train.
    • For service from this station, customers can take the   to 149 St-Grand Concourse and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.

train service changes for the following periods: 

Saturday: May 28 from 5:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: May 29 – 30 from 7:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. 

  • service will run only between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St in the Bronx.
  • There is no service between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Transfer at E 180 St to the train for service to Manhattan.

train service changes for May 27 - 31, Friday 9:45 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m. 

  • Downtown  trains will run on the  line from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 34 St-Herald Sq and then via the   to Jay St-MetroTech, where regular  train service resumes.
  • No downtown  service at 50 St, 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, 34 St-Penn Station, 23 St, 14 St, Spring St, Canal St, Chambers St, World Trade Center, Fulton St and High St.
  • Uptown train service will run normal via the 8th Av Line from Jay St-MetroTech to 59 St-Columbus Circle.
  • For stations on 8 Av and in Lower Manhattan, use nearby   along 7 Av, on 6 Av or  stations along Broadway.

 

train service changes for the following periods:

Friday service changes: May 27 from 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Saturday service changes: May 28 from 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Sunday and Monday service changes: May 29 – 30 from 7:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

  • Downtown   trains run on the  line from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 34 St-Herald Sq and then via the to Jay St-MetroTech, where regular train service resumes.
  • No downtown service at 50 St, 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, 34 St-Penn Station, 23 St, 14 St, Spring St, Canal St, Chambers St, World Trade Center, Fulton St and High St.
  • Uptown service will run normal via the 8th Av Line from Jay St-MetroTech to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

 

train service changes for May 27 - 31, Friday 9:45 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m. 

E trains run via the  line in both directions between Queens Plaza and Whitehall St-South Ferry, the last stop. As a reminder, during this time, downtown  trains run via the  and  .

 

 train service changes from May 27 - 31, Friday 9:45 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m. 

  • There will be no train service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
    • Nearby  trains and local buses provide alternate service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
  •  trains will run between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av.
  • For direct service between Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn and Coney Island, take the or instead. For W 8 St-NY Aquarium, take the instead.

Note: This service change is expected to recur weekends through June.

line service changes from May 27 - 30, Friday 11:30 p.m. through Monday 10 p.m. 

  • Free shuttle buses will replace  train service between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av and Marcy Av.
  • trains provide service between Marcy Av and Delancey St-Essex St ( trains are not running between Myrtle Ave Av and Marcy Av during this time).
  • For direct service to/from Manhattan, customers can transfer to the line at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs; transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs or Marcy Av.

Note: Additional upcoming weekend service changes to be announced soon. 

line service changes from May 27 - 30, Friday 11:30 p.m. through Monday 10 p.m.

 train service will run in two sections that will be connected by free shuttle buses: 

  • Queens/Brooklyn  trains will run between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Broadway Junction only.
    • Free shuttle buses will replace normal   train service between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av.
  • Manhattan  trains will run between Marcy Av and Broad St only.
  • For service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, customers can transfer between the Queens/Brooklyn  and the  or line at Broadway Junction.

Note: Additional upcoming weekend service changes to be announced soon. 

  train service changes from May 27 - 31, Friday 9:45 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m. 

  •  trains run local in both directions between DeKalb Av and 59 St, Brooklyn.
  •  trains are providing connecting alternate service with the   line in Brooklyn between 4 Av-9 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av during weekend planned work for the Culver Line Signal Modernization.

Note: This service change is expected to recur weekends through June. 

 train service changes from May 27 - 31, Friday 11:30 p.m. through Tuesday 5 a.m. 

  • No  trains between 36 St, Brooklyn and Bay Ridge-95 St; free shuttle buses make stops between 36 St and Bay Ridge-95 St all weekend.
    • Shuttle buses will run every two minutes during the day, every four minutes during early evenings and every 10 to 20 minutes during late nights.
  • During daytime hours and evenings,  trains will run between Forest Hills-71 Av and 36 St, Brooklyn and via the   to/from 9 Av, the last stop.
  • Late night service is suspended; for late night service between Whitehall St-South Ferry and 59 St, take the  instead. Customers are advised to take trains, or free shuttle buses that will run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St.
  • For 45 St, 53 St and 59 St, take the  or shuttle bus; transfer between trains and shuttle buses at 36 St or 59 St.

Note: This service change is expected to recur through the first weekend in June.