Just a short time ago, MTA New York City Transit sent out a press release which provided an update on the Fulton Transit Center. The update focuses on construction & upcoming service changes due to it. Here are the complete details:
Over the next two weekends subway riders using the Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau station complex in lower Manhattan should be prepared for train service diversions along several lines and significant changes in the transfer patterns within the complex, requiring in some cases that customers leave the station and then re-enter in order to change trains, MTA New York City Transit announced.
As the Fulton Street Transit Center reconstruction project continues over the next three years, work will impact customers transferring within the station complex. In this current phase of construction, the AC mezzanine, a ramp and two staircases will be removed and replaced over the course of two weekends: January 9-11 and January 16-18. In addition, other subway work taking place on those weekends will affect travel in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Effective Monday, January 18, a new temporary stair will replace the ramp that connects AC trains to the uptown 45 trains.
Also, the remaining platform stairs will each lead to a specific transfer or street exit. Riders are encouraged to consult way-finding signs and brochures that are available at station booths in midtown and lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. Transit personnel will be on hand both weekends and on Monday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 19, to help direct customers.
At Fulton Street-Broadway-Nassau, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, January 11:
• To transfer between A trains and uptown 4 & 5 trains, customers should follow the way-finding signs in the station and use the mezzanine passageway between Broadway and Nassau Street.
• To transfer between the A and Brooklyn-bound 4 & 5 trains, customers must exit the station and re-enter using the station entrance on the northwest corner of Broadway and Fulton Street (next to St. Paul’s Chapel) for Brooklyn-bound 4 & 5 trains.
• Brooklyn-bound 45 customers must exit the station to connect to A train service by re-entering the station at the 222 Broadway entrance (on Fulton Street by the Chase Bank.)
Other Diversions Affecting Travel beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 9, through 5 a.m. Monday, January 11:
• There is no 2 or 3 subway service into Brooklyn and no 2 or 3 service at Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau.
• The 4 trains will make all regular 3 train stops in Brooklyn to New Lots Avenue.
• The 5 train will make all regular 2 train stops in Brooklyn to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue.
• The 2 train will operate between 241st Street and South Ferry making all 1 train stops from Chambers Street.
• The 3 train will operate from 148th Street to 14th Street.
• There is no C service; customers should use the A instead, noting that buses replace the A train between Jay Street and Utica Avenue.
At Fulton Street-Broadway-Nassau, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, January 18:
• There are no 4 & 5 trains at Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau
• For uptown 4 trains, customers must use the J shuttle at Fulton Street/Broadway Nassau and transfer for the 4 at Chambers Street/Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
• To transfer between downtown 4 and A trains, customers must transfer to the J shuttle at Chambers Street/Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to reach Fulton Street/Broadway- Nassau.
• For Brooklyn-bound 4 train service, customers should use Brooklyn-bound 2 & 3 trains at Atlantic Avenue.
Other Diversions Affecting Travel beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, January 18:
• There will be no 4 train service between Brooklyn Bridge and Utica Avenue.
• J shuttle trains replace the 4 into Brooklyn from Essex Street to Prospect Park.
• There will be no 5 train service between Grand Central and Brooklyn College-Flatbush Avenue.
• The 3 will make regular stops in Brooklyn to New Lots Avenue and the 2 will make regular stops in Brooklyn to Brooklyn College-Flatbush Avenue.
• There will be no C service; customers should take the A instead. Note that on Sunday, there are no A trains between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Blvd.
MTA NYC Transit apologizes for any inconvenience to our customers. However, when the Fulton Street Transit Complex is complete, there will be more station entrances, additional access to the Lexington Avenue line and connections to the R, W, and E subway lines as well as the PATH hub.
If you would like a visual look into the service diversions listed above, click here to view the .pdf.
xoxo Transit Blogger