Back in July, the MTA announced a $47M station rehabilitation project that would affect 5 stations on the . 12 days ago, work officially started on the project. Earlier today, MTA NYC Transit announced the October service changes via this press release:
Due to the ongoing station repair work at the 207th, 215th, 225th, 238th, and 242nd Street stations, and the station rehabilitation at Dyckman Street, there will be no No.1 service between 242nd Street and 168th Street for all five weekends in October.
During these periods, free shuttle buses will operate on Broadway between 242nd Street and 215th Street then connect to the A train at 207th Street. There is a second shuttle bus operation serving St. Nicholas Avenue, stopping at 191st Street, 181st Street and 168th Street. The M3 will also allow free boardings at these three stops. Additionally, on Saturday, October 2 and 9, between 11:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. free shuttle buses will be available between Columbia University’s Baker Field and the 207th Street A Line station located on Broadway at Isham Street.
During all October weekends, with the exception of Saturday, October 23, the No. 1 will operate as a local between 168th Street and 34th Street, and non-stop between 34th Street and 14th Street where it will terminate. Nos. 2 and 3 trains will run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street. Due to work being performed by the Port Authority at the WTC site, free shuttle buses will replace No. 1 train service between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
On Saturday, October 23, No. 1 service will operate normally as a local between 242nd Street and 34th Street and then express between 34th Street and 14th Street. On that weekend, the suspension of No. 1 service between 242nd Street and 168th Street will begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, October 24 and continue until 5 a.m. Monday, October 25.