MTA New York City Transit announces weekend service
diversions affecting the Rockaway Branch of the A line over
the upcoming October 20-22 weekend. The service diversions
will facilitate track maintenance work between the Rockaway
Boulevard and Howard Beach-JFK Stations and rehabilitation
work on the South Channel Bridge, which Rockaway Branch
trains use to travel between Broad Channel and the Rockaway
Peninsula. This requires the full closure of the Rockaway
Branch on the October 20-22 weekend.
Three fare-free shuttle bus routes will provide service to
and from the Rockaways between the hours of 11:30 p.m.
Friday and 4:45 a.m. on Monday:
Shuttle Bus No. 1 will operate non-stop between
the Rockaway Boulevard and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue
Shuttle Bus No. 2 will operate between the
Rockaway Boulevard and Rockaway Park-Beach 116 th Street
Stations, stopping at Cross Bay Boulevard and Noel Road
in Broad Channel and at Rockaway Beach Boulevard's
intersections with Beach 98 th Street and Beach 105 th
Shuttle Bus No. 3 will operate between the
Rockaway Boulevard and Howard Beach-JFK Stations,
stopping at the Aqueduct Racetrack and Aqueduct-North
A special subway shuttle route will operate
between the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Rockaway
Park-Beach 116 th Street Stations, serving all stations
on the Rockaway Peninsula.
A line service to Lefferts Boulevard will not be affected
by this work.
Notices have been posted in all affected stations and make
train crews will make announcements on all trains informing
customers of these temporary service changes. NYC Transit
personnel will be on hand in order to assist customers.www.mta.info/weekender.
They may also sign up for free text and e-mail alerts at www.mta.info.