Broadway Subway Line Is Completely Shutting Down for Next 2 Weekends on UWS; How To Navigate the Changes
The MTA is completing an upgrade of the switches on the Broadway subway line above 96th Street, and the work will mean that the 1, 2 and 3 lines are completely shut down on the west side for two weekends. The 1 will only go as far south as 137th Street, the 2 is running on the Lexington Avenue line and the 3 is completely shut down. Or as the bullet points below from the MTA show:
- 1 operates between Van Cortlandt Park-242 St and 137 St
- No 1 service between 137 St and South Ferry
- 2 operates between Wakefield-241 St and Flatbush Av via Lexington Avenue express
- 3 suspended
- No 23 service at regular Manhattan stations and in Brooklyn at Clark St, Borough Hall, and Hoyt St
These weekend service changes on August 16-19 and August 23-26 will begin late Friday evening and end at 5 a.m. the following Monday.
The MTA is adding new kinds of service over these two weekends to give people other options. It’s all detailed in the video below and the bullet points beneath that.
- 4 extended to New Lots Av all weekend to replace 3
- 5 operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St all weekend
- S 42 St Shuttle operates between Grand Central and Times Square all weekend, including overnight
- D operates on local track at night between 145 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle
- M rerouted to 145 St via Central Park West local track on Saturday and Sunday, supplementing the C on the west side of Manhattan
Free shuttle buses
- Bus #1 operates between 137 St 1 and 110 St C (M) making stops at 125 St 1, 116 St 1, 110 St 1, and 110 St C (M)
- Bus #2 operates between 149 St-Grand Concourse 245 and 110 C (M) making stops at: 145 St 3, 135 St 23, 125 St 23, 116 St 23, 110 St 23, and 110 St C (M)
- Bus #3 operates between Harlem 148 St 3 and 110 St C (M), making stops at 145 St 3, 135 St 23, 125 St 23, 116 St 23, 110 St 23, and 110 St C (M)
The Broadway-line subways have been diverted in various ways over the past four weeks and some people have complained of being double-charged for the bus service. The MTA initially gave scant notice of the changes — West Side Rag broke the news that they were happening after a reader sent a link to a hard-to-find fact sheet on the agency’s website.
Similarly, the MTA was criticized for giving limited advance notice of major renovations that shut down subway lines for months last year.