2013-09-20 / Top Stories

Delays Coming To The “A” Train

Weekend subway riders will be getting ready for service changes to the A subway line starting this month and stretching through November and December.

The service diversions are needed to carry out additional track and infrastructure repairs due to the damage inflicted to the line by Hurricane Sandy and for track replacement work in Ozone Park and on the Far Rockaway line.

“Our work to fix and fortify the subway system in the wake of Sandy is continuing,” an MTA spokesman confirmed.

These changes will only affect weekend service.

While work is going on from September 21st to October 7th, from 12:30 a.m. Saturday to 4:45 a.m. Monday there will be no subway service between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard and Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK.

Shuttle buses will provide service to the stations on the Lefferts Boulevard branch and to the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Stations.

Shuttle trains will run between Howard Beach-JFK and Far Rockaway- Mott Avenue.

Service on the Rockaway Park Shuttle will remain unaffected.

During weekends from October 12th to November 17th between 6 a.m., on Saturday to 10 p.m. on Sunday, there will be no subway service between Howard Beach-JFK and the Rockaways.

Two shuttle bus routes will operate between Howard Beach-JFK and the stations on the Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park lines, providing service to Broad Channel.

“A” line service to Lefferts Boulevard will not be affected by this work.

Riders may keep updated on service changes by checking www.mta.info /weekender. They may also sign up for free text and e-mail alerts at www.mta.info and for service alerts and other information through Facebook and Twitter.

Notices will also be posted at train stations.

“Additional work on the Far Rockaway line is planned for weekends in December, 2013,” the MTA’s spokesman added. “We appreciate your community’s patience and understanding while we complete this important work.”

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