Another morning, another new MTA announcement about some upcoming repairs. Yesterday’s was about the limited L Train service in Brooklyn on nights/weekends and today’s will affect lines 1, 2 and 3 for the next six weekends.
From this Friday evening (July 19) to Monday at 5am, repairs to replace switches and tracks at 96th Street’s 1, 2 and 3 stations will commence. The addition of new tracks, updated signals and clean drains comes long overdue, considering they were first installed back in 1990. For this reason, commuters can expect major service changes along those lines, during three phases of construction that will continue through to August 23rd.
Phase one will take place over two weekends, the upcoming one on July 19th and the next (July 26th), 1 trains will operate on a limited service, 2 trains will operate normally and the 3 train will be suspended (4 train service and free shuttle buses will replace). Phase two will take place the weekends of August 2 and August 9, 1 trains will operate normally, 2 trains will operate on limited service and 3 trains will be suspended. The third and last phase will take place on the weekends of August 16 and August 23, 1 trains will not operate below 137 Street, 2 trains will operate on limited service and 3 trains will be suspended.
For more information/details regarding specific stations and replacement for suspended lines, check the MTA website.
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