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"No 'A & C' line service between Jay St and Utica weekends until mid-April 2009

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Please read this advisory if you ride the "A & C" lines on weekends until Mid-April 2009.

 

"Weekend A & C" Service Disruption in Brooklyn due to Rebuliding the Jay St. station. For Five Weekends March 6 to April 6, 2009

 

To allow work to proceed on a critical part of the Jay Street Station rehabilitation project, (A) & (C) Line service between Jay Street-Borough Hall and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn will be suspended for five consecutive weekends beginning March 6-9 and continuing through the weekend of April 3-6.

Free shuttle buses will be available to customers serving all closed stations along the route. Riders are encouraged to use alternative routes such as the (G), (J)(L) and (2), (3) and (4) lines during this period.

 

Note the (C) is not running on weekends during this period.

 

Beginning on Friday, March 6, two platform-to-mezzanine staircases near the Willoughby Street entrance of the Jay Street station will close for four months. A new booth and turnstile configuration will open along with three new staircases from the mezzanine to the platform level: two to the northbound side and one to the southbound side.

 

The weekend work involves the tearing out of old platform edges on the middle tracks in preparation for the installation of new tactile strips, station lighting and new conduit. This $108 million, 48-month project will include the rehabilitation of both the Jay Street and Lawrence Street stations and the completion of the Jay Street-Lawrence Street tunnel connector. Substantial completion is expected in March 2011.

 

Once again, Eighth Avenue Line customers should also be aware that there is no (C) train service from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 7 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 9

and overcrowding may occur during this period. In addition stations between 168th and 207th St on the (A) on a separte construction project is also closed. West Side Manhatan riders are encouraged to use the nearby (1), (2) (3)and (D) lines for alternative service. Shuttle buses and the BX7 and M100 replace the )A) between 168th and 207th Sts.

 

 

(A) trains will run local, in '3' sections. The first will be making all (C) station stops between 168th Street and Jay Street, with the shuttle buses replacing A trains between Jay Street and Utica Avenue. Then a shuttle between Utica and Euclid. Then another (A) shuttle betwen Euclid and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd. There will be express and local shuttle buses, the locals will make all stops and express shuttle buses will run non-stop between Jay Street and Utica Avenue.

 

Customers heading to Manhattan from Canarsie this weekend should note that shuttle buses will replace (L) service between Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction. At Broadway Junction, customers should use the (J) or (L) lines and avoid the (A). Please allow as much as 30-45 minutes additional travel time.

 

Transit personnel will be on hand in the station and on the street level at the Jay Street-Borough Hall station in order to direct customers from the trains to the waiting shuttle buses. Customers may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or log onto http://www.tripplanner.mta.info to use Trip Planner to plan their trips.

 

source http://www.mta.info

 

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I have been using Jay Street for quite a time nowadays. Today, while I was transferring from the Queens bound A to the Manhattan F, I realised that the long closed mezzanine has been opened! I went "HOLY SNIZ! It opened!" The mezzanine has new tiling and lighting of course. This mezzanine is above the south half of the station. This was recent of course, since I used the station Tuesday and Wednesday and still found it closed. The stairs are also opened by the way.

No word on the Lawrence connection, yet.

 

I will get pictures Monday!

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I have been using Jay Street for quite a time nowadays. Today, while I was transferring from the Queens bound A to the Manhattan F, I realised that the long closed mezzanine has been opened! I went "HOLY SNIZ! It opened!" The mezzanine has new tiling and lighting of course. This mezzanine is above the south half of the station. This was recent of course, since I used the station Tuesday and Wednesday and still found it closed. The stairs are also opened by the way.

No word on the Lawrence connection, yet.

 

I will get pictures Monday!

 

Cool please feel free to share pics the 'mother of all go's' on the (A) line with us. Thanks

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(A) trains will run local, in '3' sections. The first will be making all (C) station stops between 168th Street and Jay Street, with the shuttle buses replacing A trains between Jay Street and Utica Avenue. Then a shuttle between Utica and Euclid. Then another (A) shuttle betwen Euclid and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd. There will be express and local shuttle buses, the locals will make all stops and express shuttle buses will run non-stop between Jay Street and Utica Avenue.

 

Huh, so that means instead of just taking the train from Utica to Lefferts/Far Rockaway, you have to take a Shuttle train to Euclid and then transfer to another train to either Far Rockaway/Lefferts. Isn't that going to cause problems with the trains? And why wouldn't they just start from Utica and just bring it all the way out (unless the trains are going single pocket - 1 track).

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Huh, so that means instead of just taking the train from Utica to Lefferts/Far Rockaway, you have to take a Shuttle train to Euclid and then transfer to another train to either Far Rockaway/Lefferts. Isn't that going to cause problems with the trains? And why wouldn't they just start from Utica and just bring it all the way out (unless the trains are going single pocket - 1 track).

 

There was an extremely similar service pattern when they were replacing track on Jay and Hoyt-Schermerhorn about 2 years, but the second half of the shuttle train didn't end at Euclid(from what I remember). Weird that it's split into 3 instead of going straight into Queens.

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Cool please feel free to share pics the 'mother of all go's' on the (A) line with us. Thanks

 

LOL

Nope, I'm not doing GO pics. However I will take time afterschool to get a few shots.

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Nope, I'm not doing GO pics. However I will take time afterschool to get a few shots.

 

Cool. Also guys anyone affected by this 'g/o' feel free to also share your commutte and how different than a normal weekend (A)(C) line trips.

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At Jay, will both (A) line tracks be O/S or will they used one? If both are O/S on the (A) relaying at Bergen LL?

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At Jay, will both (A) line tracks be O/S or will they used one? If both are O/S on the (A) relaying at Bergen LL?

 

 

The tracks the A use have no direct connection to Bergen LL, what are you talkin about? Take a look here...

 

 

 

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The tracks the A use have no connection to Bergen LL, what are you talkin about? Take a look here...

 

 

It can switch over the (F) line which leads to the lower level of the unused Bergen Street!

Edited by via White Plains Road

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The tracks the A use have no connection to Bergen LL, what are you talkin about? Take a look here...

 

 

 

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No that's incorrect, there are switches north of Jay that would enable them to access the LL if ever needed for any reason.

 

As for as the actual relay procedure I'm not sure they'd go through LL Bergen to relay...There's a crossover north of Jay between A3 and A4 that could be set up to cross trains over entering Jay, but not sure what the functionality of it is as far as the signal protection in the area. I know the N/B signal can cross trains over to the S/B track, not sure about the S/B signal.

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The interlocking at Jay St. allows for 8th Ave trains to connect to the (F) line. Trains could then go past Bergen LL and switch back to the 8th Ave line after Jay Stree.

Follow the pink line, it can and has been done before.

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This all depends if both (A) line tracks are out due to the work. If only one track is. Jay street will be used like a 1 track terminal. I was originaly asking if anyone knew.

 

Ok as of 3AM Saturday, (A) trains were relaying at Bergen LL. There were several work trains on both the N/B and S/B (A) tracks at Jay Street.

Edited by INDman

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i remember when they did this for the first time two years ago. it caused chaos in Downtown Brooklyn. i had to go to city tech to take the CUNY Skills Assessment Test and believe me, people were late because of that.

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This is one bad G.O. Thanks for the heads up. I don't use the (A), but I know a lot of people who ride it from Far Rock, etc.

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-A trains will have to switch north of Jay to use the F tracks.

-The A will switch to the lower level tracks at Bergen

-Yes it does affect both A and F service, I was there at Jay myself today

 

As for the G.O:

-It is a racket at Jay Street today on the A platforms on both sides

-To protect the public from lead poisoning or the inhalation of toxins, cloth is put up concealing the platform from the open areas

-They are working on the light fixtures over the A platforms, the original light fixtures are turned off

-The columns on the Queens bound side are being scraped, the old tiles being removed. On the Brooklyn F side, these columns are fully scraped with fresh concrete put over it. New tiles are seen around these columns as well.

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There was two artics running on the (A) shuttle today. It was so cool seeing an 60FT bus running in service down here.

 

 

cool. any other stories with this (A) train go this weekend?

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cool. any other stories with this (A) train go this weekend?

 

This lady about to fight this teenager because he pushed her, was chaos out there. I was gonna ride this C40LF to the frankin ave (S) and those people swarmed that bus like lotuses lol. I ended up riding this RTS (Don't remeber its number or the depot it came from, but it ran good and was clean.) However I did get to ride an C40LF to utica on my way to LI. Passed up an RTS which was SRO to ride an C40LF which had some seats left on the HF part of the bus. However there was an decent amout of people waiting for the bus so went I went though the back door (C40LF back doors are easy to open) and got me an seat. Few minutes later this guy came up the and asked "You know its free right?" and I said "yea I know" he thought I was a farebeater because I went though the back door.

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There are always problems with the A, since i live in the Rockaways, im basically trapped here unless i get a car. Every weekend there is something, has there been a month where the (A) & (C) ran normally on the weekends?

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