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.

Benefits

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.

Planned service changes

There will be ongoing service changes on the  as we continue the installation of the CBTC system along the Culver Line. View our Planned Service Changes page for the most up-to-date planned service change information. Use the MTA app or visit our homepage to plan your trip. Look for posted signs in stations, and sign up for MTA Service Alerts or subscribe to our MTA Weekender newsletter.

On many weekends between February and July 2024,  trains will not run between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • ​ trains will run between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av, the last stop.
  • Free B90 shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
    • When exiting the subway at Church Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av, get a GO Ticket from a station agent to re-enter the subway.
  • For direct service between Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn and Coney Island, take ​​​ trains instead.
  • For W 8 St-NY Aquarium, take the ​ train.

In addition, from 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2024, ​ trains will not run between Kings Hwy and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Kings Hwy and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
  • For direct service between Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn and Coney Island, take ​​ trains instead.

Planned service changes are subject to change, so be sure to always check the MTA app or our homepage for the latest updates before traveling.