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Culver Line Signal Modernization

We’re modernizing the signaling system on the Culver Line between Church Av and West 8 St in Coney Island. For you 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.

Soon, we will be entering the next phase of the project. During this phase, there won’t be weekend subway service at 10 stations in Brooklyn. Car and pedestrian traffic also will be temporarily limited in some areas.

We understand how disruptive service changes can be. 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.

Coronavirus update

While we monitor and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and focus on providing reliable subway service for those who must travel, we are postponing the start of the next phase of the Culver Line Signal Modernization Project  This particular project has work on switches, track and signals that means we have to work consecutively. We are postponing the start of this phase to ensure we can continue reliable F service.

F service in southern Brooklyn will be normal the weekend of March 20-23. A new start date for this phase of the project and any service changes are being reevaluated.

Benefits

More reliable transit

We probably don’t need to tell you that the F 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.

Service changes and alternate travel options

During the Culver Line improvements, there will be no local or express F train service at these stations most weekends:

  • Church Av (no southbound service)
  • 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

We have dedicated buses to connect you when F subway service is disrupted on weekends. We also can help you use alternate subway lines to get to your destination.

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.