I have just updated the service diversions page with the latest scheduled diversions for the weekend & upcoming week (and beyond in some cases). Don’t forget to check in for any changes to the page. I also suggest printing out a copy of the page to use while riding the system. Also for readers who will be affected by the major 1 service diversion this weekend, here is a press release sent to me by the MTA which talks more about what work is being done:
MTA NYC Transit officials announce that on the weekend beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 through 5 a.m. Monday July 13, there will be no 1 service between 137th Street-City College and Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street. Transit is taking this opportunity to do several projects including station painting and flood mitigation work at 157th Street and installing communications equipment between 145th and 181st Streets.
Customers traveling uptown to Washington Heights are urged to transfer from the 1 at 59th Street-Columbus Circle to the uptown A to 168th Street, then transfer to the M3 bus (during the day) or the free St. Nicholas Avenue shuttle bus (during the night) to 181st or 191st Streets. The best route to the Bronx would be to transfer at 59th Street to the uptown A and travel to 207th Street, then board the free Broadway shuttle bus making stops along Broadway to Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street.
The free Broadway shuttle bus will make stops at 242nd, 238th, 231st, 225th, 207th and Dyckman Streets. Customers may connect to the A at 207th Street or Dyckman Street. The shuttle bus will continue down Broadway making stops at 191st, 181st, 168th, 157th, 145th and 137th Streets. The M3 bus (during the day) and the free St. Nicholas Avenue shuttle bus (during the night) will make stops at the 1 stations at 191st, 181st, and 168th Streets.
There will be Transit personnel at 137th, 242nd and 59th Sts. 1 stations to help direct customers to the nearest bus or subway alternative. Posters, maps and brochures will be available at stations along the 1 line. Special yellow bus stop signs will be posted at shuttle bus stops along Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue.
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo Transit Blogger