Service in the Bronx on the has been going through some changes due to station rehabilitation work. The most prominent changes stem from the closure of the Morrison Av-Soundview and Whitlock Av stations due to this project. We can now add a 3rd station that will be affected due to this project & that would be Parkchester. While the station will not be closed, Bronx-bound service to & from it will be affected. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release sent to me yesterday by MTA NYC Transit:
There will be limited Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 service to and from Parkchester station beginning on Saturday, April 10 through early July, 2010 because of ongoing station rehabilitation, MTA New York City Transit officials recently announced.
The Parkchester station is undergoing a full rehabilitation, including the replacement of canopies, refurbishing the mezzanine, new lighting and public address system. Another component of the rehabilitation is the replacement of the platforms edges; we are installing tactile strips. Accordingly, we have to close that platform while the work is being done. This will affect service to and from the station as follows:
• At all times, all northbound 6 local trains will skip Parkchester, while ^ express trains will stop at Parkchester between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays, but on the Manhattan-bound platform.
• From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the last stop for some 6 trains is St. Lawrence Avenue; to continue northbound, transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train at St. Lawrence Avenue.
• From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, the last stop for all 6 local trains is St. Lawrence Avenue; to continue northbound, transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound ^ express train at Hunts Point Avenue.
• From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue-138th Street; to continue northbound, transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.
Weekend changes to service will vary as the work progresses at the station. NYC Transit regrets any inconvenience to our customers, and we encourage affected riders to look for signs in stations and listen for announcements. Customers may also call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or check service diversion information at www.mta.info (click on Planned Changes).
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