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Work Will Begin During Presidents’ Day Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced switch replacement and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) related work will begin on the A, C, and E 8 Avenue line during Presidents’ Day weekend. This work will include replacement of tracks and switches north of 42 St – Port Authority Bus Terminal. As a result, there will be changes to service on the A, C, D, E, and M lines beginning at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27. 

This critical work is being done over the holiday week to ensure minimal impact to customers. Due to the holiday, service will only be affected on four weekdays. Ridership on Tuesday through Friday that week has historically been 7% lower than typical weekday ridership. 

Customers are advised of the following service impacts:

Uptown A, C, and trains will operate normally.

Weekdays [Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Friday, Feb. 24]

  • Downtown trains will run express from 145 St to Canal St
  • Downtown E trains will run on the line from 5 Av/53 St to W 4 St 
  • Downtown trains will run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle
  • Select trains will operate via the line between Roosevelt Av and 47-50 Sts – Rockefeller Center during *rush hours

*Brooklyn-bound during morning rush hour, Queens-bound during afternoon rush hour

  • trains will run via the J, Z line between Delancey St-Essex St and Chambers St
  • M trains will terminate at Chambers St; no M service between Essex St and Forest Hills-71 Av
  • Downtown trains will run express from 59 St – Columbus Circle to Canal St at all hours, including late nights

Weekends and Presidents’ Day Holiday

  • Downtown C trains will run express from 59 St – Columbus Circle to Canal St 
  • Downtown E trains will run on the line from 5 Av/53 St to W 4 St
  • Downtown trains will run express from 59 St – Columbus Circle to Canal St at all hours, including late nights

Presidents’ Day Weekend only [9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 – 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21]

  • trains will run on the line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center

Weekend of Feb. 25 – Feb. 27 only [8 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26]

  • trains will run on the and between Metropolitan Av and 96 St – 2 Av.

Customers are encouraged to sign up for the MTA Weekender, a weekly newsletter sent every Friday to inform customers of weekend service changes throughout the transit system.  Customers can sign up here.

For real-time service updates and information, customers can use the following options:

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.

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.

Twitter – Twitter users can follow @NYCTSubway for service updates and customer service support.

WhatsApp – Customers can chat with NYC 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.