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Local News July 11, 2013  RSS feed

J Train Replaces Weekend M Shuttle Through August

Service Interrupted In Bushwick
by Robert Pozarycki

For the next six weekends, the J train will be rerouted to replace the weekend M train shuttle between Middle Village and Bushwick due to track maintenance, it was announced.

J trains will run on the M line between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway, as well as its normal weekend route between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, from 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, until 10 p.m. Sunday, July 14. This service change will be repeated at the same times the following five weekends through Sunday, Aug. 18.

The schedule is subject to change due to last-minute cancellations related to inclement weather and other circumstances.

During this scheduled disruption, a second section of the J line will operate between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center, passing through Cypress Hills, Woodhaven and Richmond Hill along the way. There will, however, be no J train service between Myrtle Avenue and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn.

Those who would normally travel on the J line between Queens and Manhattan can connect to both sections of the J train by transferring to the L train at the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues and Broadway Junction stations.

Shuttle buses, meanwhile, will provide alternate service to the four J train stations in Bushwick that will be closed the next six weekends: Kosciuszko Street, Gates Avenue, Halsey Street and Chauncey Street. Riders can transfer between the shuttle buses and the two J train sections at Myrtle Avenue-Broadway or Broadway Junction.

The shuttle buses will stop at the J train stations as follows:

• Myrtle Avenue-Broadway—on Broadway at Myrtle Avenue;

• Kosciuszko Street—on Bushwick Avenue at Kosciuszko Street (to Broadway Junction) or at Stockholm Street (to Myrtle Avenue-Broadway);

• Gates Avenue—on Bushwick Avenue at Gates Avenue;

• Halsey Street—on Bushwick Avenue at Gates Avenue;

• Chauncey Street—on Bushwick Avenue at Chauncey Street (to Broadway Junction) or on Rockaway Avenue at Broadway (to Myrtle Avenue Broadway); and

• Broadway Junction—on Fulton Street at Van Sinderen Avenue.

For additional information, see the Transit News and Changes column on Page 18; visit the MTA’s website, www.mta.info; or call 511.