Earlier this morning, I posted the latest scheduled service diversions for the upcoming weekend & following week. A couple of the scheduled diversions called for the bypassing of some Harlem stations on the due to rail repairs.
However earlier this afternoon, I was notified by MTA NYC Transit that these specific diversions were being canceled due to the desire to lessen the impact of disruption stemming from the brick facade collapse at the 181st Street station. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release:
Due to the ongoing work at the 181st Street station following the partial collapse of the architectural ceiling façade, MTA New York City Transit officials today postponed rail repairs that were scheduled for this weekend at the 103rd Street, 110th Street, 116th Street and 125th Street stations.
This decision was made to lessen the impact of service disruptions on customers using the 1 line, in light of the above. Had the rail repairs been done this weekend, downtown 1 trains would have bypassed the stations mentioned above from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and uptown 1 trains would have bypassed the said stations during the same time on Sunday.
The service diversion page has been updated to reflect the cancellation.
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