Culver Line Signal Modernization

We’re modernizing the signaling system on the Culver Line between Church Av and West 8 St. This means more reliable transit and fewer delays. Here are details about service changes and what you can expect to improve.

We’ve invested in the Culver Line Signal Modernization project—an initiative which will solve the ongoing delays caused by old signals on the Culver Line from Church Av to West 8 St in Brooklyn by fully replacing them with modern signaling.

Here’s what you need to know about what we’re doing, how to use alternate service options as you commute, and the service improvements we expect when the project is done.


More reliable transit

We probably don’t need to tell you that the  train’s reliability is below average on this stretch of track. Problems with old signaling systems is one of the leading causes of service disruptions. Replacing this equipment—which is about 70 years old—will help us decrease delays.

More resilient transit

Modern signals will make it possible for us to have more information about where trains are and how they’re performing. Installing modern signaling means that if there are problems with the new signals, we’ll be able to troubleshoot and resolve them faster.

Project update

We are continuing the installation of the CBTC system along the Culver Line.

Additional weekend work has been scheduled and will run through 2023. Visit our planned service changes page for the most up-to-date planned service change information. Use the MYmta app or visit our homepage to plan your trip. Look for posted signs along the  line, sign up for e-alerts at My MTA Alerts or subscribe to our new MTA Weekender newsletter

Service changes and alternate travel options

During the Culver Line improvements, there will be no  service at some stations below on impacted weekends.

  • Ditmas Av
  • 18 Av
  • Avenue I
  • Bay Pkwy
  • Avenue N
  • Avenue P
  • Kings Highway
  • Avenue U
  • Avenue X
  • Neptune Av
  • West 8 St
  • Coney Island-Stillwell Av

As alternatives , and  trains and local buses are available to complete your trip.

Car and pedestrian traffic will also be limited in some areas while we’re doing this work.

Find more travel tips and alternative service information.

Planned service changes

We are working on the Culver Line on weekends to minimize disruptions for riders. Through most of the spring and summer of 2023, weekend  service will terminate at Church Av, and customers should plan ahead for trips to Coney Island and elsewhere in Brooklyn.

These are the weekends when we are planning service changes. Unless otherwise noted,  trains will run between 179 St and Church Av from 9:45 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. Monday on these dates.

  • June 16 – June 19  
  • June 23 – June 26 
  • June 30 – July 3 
  • July 7 – July 10  
  • August 4 – August 7 
  • August 11 – August 14 
  • August 18 – August 21 
  • August 25 – August 28 
  • September 1 – September 4 
  • September 8 – September 11 
  • October 21 – October 23*  
  • November 10 – November 13 
  • November 17 – November 20 
  • November 24 – November 27 
  • December 1 – December 4 
  • December 8 – December 11 
  • December 15 – December 18 
  • December 22 – December 25 
  • December 29 – January 1

*Between October 21 and 23, trains will operate between Jamaica-179 St and Kings Highway.  Free shuttle buses will operate between Kings Highway and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  

Please note that between June 2 and June 5, and June 9 and June 12, these service changes will be in effect, but free shuttle buses will not operate. Nearby  trains and local buses will provide alternate service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. For direct service between Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn and Coney Island, customers can take  trains instead.