Planned Subway Service Changes Across Multiple Lines
Three-Day Holiday Weekend Will Allow Critical Track Maintenance and Repairs to be Completed
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit today announced subway service details for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend while crews use the weekend to perform critical track maintenance and repairs. The planned service changes will begin Friday, Sept. 2. Some of the service changes are expected to last through Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, while other service changes will happen only on Saturday and Sunday.
During the Labor Day Weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, the subway will run on a regular weekend schedule. On Labor Day, the subway will run on a Sunday schedule. That means there will be no service on the and trains; no express or trains; and no express trains in Brooklyn.
For more details on how service will be affected across all modes of transit, customers are encouraged to visit the MTA's Planned Work tool to search for changes by subway, bus, or rail line. The MTA will soon help customers plan their weekends better with a weekly newsletter to be sent every Friday and covering planned weekend service changes on the subways, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. Customers can sign up for the newsletter online.
New York City Transit uses three-day weekends to work on infrastructure projects and upgrades such as accessibility, track maintenance, cable repair, switch replacement and so much more at stations. Maintaining a state of good repair on tracks, signals, replacing worn-out parts and upgrading the system’s infrastructure are critical in making sure trains run reliably.
These service changes are subject to change, so customers are encouraged to check the MTA homepage before heading out; it's where customers will find up-to-the-minute information on subway, bus, and rail service.
Subway Service Changes
Train: Manhattan and Brooklyn
train service will be suspended from Harlem-148 St in Manhattan to New Lots Av station in Brooklyn to make accessibility improvements. The service suspensions will begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11:30 p.m. and will last until Monday, Sept. 5 at 5:00 a.m.
- trains make train stops between Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and 135 St
- trains will run via the train tracks to/from Harlem-148 St, skipping 145 St in both directions
- For service to 145 St, take the M7 or M102 during the day/evening hours, and free shuttle bus service will be provided
- Customers can also transfer between trains and buses at 135 St
- In Brooklyn, trains will make train stops between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and New Lots Av
- Customers can also transfer between and at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College
train service will be suspended between 3 Av-149 St in the Bronx and 135 St in Manhattan. The service suspensions begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11:45 p.m. and will last until Monday, Sept. 5 at 5:00 a.m. These service changes are necessary to conduct ongoing ADA accessibility work at the 149 St-Grand Concourse station.
- Shuttle buses will be provided between 3 Av-149 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse
- Shuttle buses will be provided as well between 149 St-Grand Concourse and 135 St
train service in the Bronx will be suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. The service suspensions begin on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 5:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 7:45 a.m to 11:15 p.m. These service changes are necessary to conduct ongoing ADA accessibility upgrades at the 149 St-Grand Concourse station.
- trains will be running split service from Bowling Green in Manhattan to 149 St-Grand Concourse in the Bronx and between E 180 St and Eastchester-Dyre Av in the Bronx
- For service between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, take the instead
- For service between 3 Av-149 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, free shuttle buses will be provided for customers
West Indian Day Parade Service
- service to and from Brooklyn will run normal on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5
- Note: There will be some station entrance closures along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn during the West Indian Day Parade
Train: Manhattan and Brooklyn
Brooklyn-bound service will run local in Manhattan from 125 St to W 4 St-Washington Sq. The service change begins on Friday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. These service changes are part of necessary track repairs and maintenance between Fulton St and High St within the line tunnel.
Additional service changes:
- Brooklyn-bound will run via the line from W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan to Jay St-Metro Tech in Brooklyn starting on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. until Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 a.m.
Brooklyn-bound service will run local in Manhattan from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle. The service changes will begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for switch maintenance.
Train: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
service will run via the line between Roosevelt Av in Queens and W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan. The service changes begin on Friday Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. trains will provide normal service in Manhattan from W 4 St-Washington Sq to World Trade Center.
In addition, Coney Island-bound service runs express from 18 Av to Kings Hwy to modernize signals along the Culver Line. The express service will begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. and will last until Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m. The service changes are due to critical repairs, track maintenance, signal removals, and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) upgrades.
Additional service changes:
- service from Ditmas Av to Jamaica-179 St will be local both Queens-bound and Brooklyn-bound
- Jamaica-bound service runs local from Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av. The service changes will begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. and will last until Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 a.m.
- These service changes are for Maintenance of Way switch replacements just north of Forest Hills-71 Av stations between the two express tracks
Train: Brooklyn and Queens
service will be suspended between Crescent St and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer. The service changes begin Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:45 a.m. and will last until 10:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 due to ongoing electrical repairs, track panel replacement, and fiberoptic cable tray installation.
- Free shuttle buses will be provided for customers for those stations between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Crescent St
- Customers can also use the for alternative service
- Customers can transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crescent St
- For Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer, take the
Train: Manhattan and Brooklyn
Bay Ridge-bound trains will run express in Brooklyn from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St. The service changes begin Friday, Sept. 2 at 10:45 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The service changes are part of ongoing asbestos abatement and cable work on both the local and express tracks between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 36 St.
- Manhattan-bound service will be local from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Forest Hills-71 Av
- For service to local stations in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 59 St in the Bay Ridge-bound direction, take the to 36 St or 59 St and transfer to a local Manhattan-bound or
W 4 St – Washington Sq Station Changes
During the Labor Day holiday weekend, there will be several track changes to accommodate necessary maintenance and repair work on the trains. The following platform changes will begin on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:45 p.m. and will end on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 a.m.
- At W 4 St-Washington Sq trains will all be on the lower-level tracks. trains will run via their normal route in Manhattan between W 4 St and World Trade Center
- Brooklyn-bound trains will be on the upper-level tracks and are running local on 8th Ave. in Manhattan from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St-Washington Sq
- Brooklyn-bound trains are running via the line from W 4 St in Manhattan to Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn
- Signage will be placed throughout the station to notify customers of these service and location changes at the station
Access-A-Ride (AAR) Paratransit
AAR customers may make reservations 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling AAR at (877) 337-2017 or (718) 393-4999 and pressing prompt #2, online at https://new.mta.info/accessibility/paratransit, or via the MYmta app.
The AAR Command Center operates 24/7 to assist customers on the day of trip, such as confirming a reservation or ascertaining a vehicle’s estimated time of arrival. Customers should call (877) 337-2017 or (718) 393-4999 and press prompt #5.
Service Information Available
MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services all in one place.
new.mta.info – The “Service Status” box at new.mta.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line. For a map of all the upcoming service changes this weekend, click here.
Live Subway Map – The Live Subway Map shows the real-time position of trains, planned service changes at any given time, highlights accessible stations, and much more.
Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive alerts, tailored by specific branch and time of day, by visiting mymtaalerts.com.
Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MTA, @NYCTSubway, and @NYCTBus for service updates and customer service support.
WhatsApp – Customers can chat with New York City Transit via WhatsApp. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate.
For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.