Upcoming 1 Train Service Suspension

Normally the MTA does not issue a standalone press release for a service diversion or suspension. So when they do, it must be considered major & that it is. This upcoming weekend, 1 Train service will be suspended in both directions between the 137th Street & 215th Street stations. Here are the complete details:

MTA NYC Transit announced today that due to necessary cable installation, survey and track work along the 1 Line, service will be suspended between 137th Street and 215th Street between 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 19 and 5 a.m. Monday, July 21. Customers are encouraged to take the A train as an alternative, where possible. In addition, free shuttle buses will be operating on two branches between 137th and 215th Streets: one via Broadway, Nagle Avenue and 10th Avenue to 215th Street and the other via Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue to 191st Street. Buses will depart from their terminals every 1- 3 minutes.

Because trains will terminate at stations that are not ADA accessible, southbound 1 customers using wheelchairs who originate at 231st Street can board an Access-A-Ride vehicle to take them to the nearest accessible station at 135th Street-Lenox Avenue 23.

Northbound 1 customers in wheelchairs will be directed to switch to the 2 or 3 at 72nd Street or 96th Street and ride to 135th Street-Lenox Avenue 23 for paratransit service to the 231st Street 1 station. There is no charge for this service. Transit employees will be on hand at both stations from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to provide assistance. For assistance at other times, customers in wheelchairs may call Access-A-Ride directly at 718-393-4338. Customers do not have to be Access-A-Ride members in order to ride.

To make the most of this suspension, Transit employees will be working on three projects. The major project will be the installation of antenna communication cables between 168th and Dyckman Streets. We will also be doing survey work at the Dyckman Station prior to station rehabilitation and our Maintenance of Way staff will be doing track and structural maintenance work on the elevated structure between Dyckman and 215th Streets.

For further information, customers may call NYC Transit’s Travel Information Center at 718 330 1234 or log on to www.mta.info for weekend service diversions.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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