I apologize for not posting this sooner but I have not been feeling well. If you have been following the “Service Diversions“, one of the biggest projects affecting multiple routes is the “Chambers Street Signal Modernization”. Once again this project will be a big part of the diversions as MTA NYC Transit announced yesterday afternoon, that the & trains will switch routes in Manhattan.
This change is effective as of 5 AM this morning & will last until February 20th. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release they sent out yesterday afternoon:
MTA NYC Transit announces that beginning Tuesday, February 16th at 5:00 am, Uptown service on the C and D trains will switch routes due to the replacement of signals which control a track switch in Lower Manhattan. Normal weekday service will be disrupted for the remainder of this week, through 12:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20th. This work, originally scheduled to begin February 8th was postponed due to last week’s snow storm and the implementation of NYC Transit’s Subway Cold Weather Plan. The project was rescheduled over this weekend in an attempt to make up lost time and control costs. We apologize for the late announcement.
The replacement work impacting service is part of a larger signal and track improvement project near the Chambers Street (A, C, E) station. This particular work involves a track switch outside of Canal Street which allows C trains making their way from Brooklyn to switch to the local tracks. The switch is currently being ‘straight railed’; forcing C trains to remain on the express tracks between Lower and Upper Manhattan.
To make up for the loss of local service along the Central Park West corridor, D trains will operate on the local tracks. Specifically, customers are advised of the following impacts to service:
• Uptown C runs express between Canal St, and 145th St.
• Uptown D runs local between 59th St. and 145th St.
• For Uptown service to Spring St., 23rd St. & 50th St. use E
• For Uptown service to 72nd St. thru 116th St. and 135th St. use B or D
• At 34th St., uptown C stops at A platform
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this late change in normal service will have, but the work underway is vital to continued safe and reliable train operation.
xoxo Transit Blogger