As you already knew thanks to the Service Diversions I list in advance, service on the will be suspended this weekend. The MTA issued a press release with more information as to why:
MTA New York City Transit announced that 5 train service will be suspended this weekend from 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 25 due to work on three projects including the East 180th Street Signal Modernization.
Workers will be making preparations for the next phase of the East 180th Street signal project that begins on May 2. This new phase, which will run through the summer, will necessitate fewer 2 and 5 rush hour trains north of East 180th Street and the continuation of the suspension of afternoon northbound 5 express service.
This weekend, free shuttle buses will replace the 5 between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street. Customers may take the 2 for service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse and the 4 for service between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Brooklyn Bridge. The 4 trains will run local in both directions between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge will be the last stop for the 4 train this weekend due to work at the Fulton Street Transit Center and track replacement south of Grand Central-42nd Street. There will be a special J subway shuttle available for service between Chambers Street-Brooklyn Bridge and Atlantic Avenue.
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