Subway maintenance disrupts overnight No. 1/2/3 service this week
Maintenance work will cancel overnight subway service along the No. 1/2/3 lines this week between Manhattan and Brooklyn, forcing more than 25,000 straphangers to find a new way to get around town each night.
There will be no service from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Penn Station and Atlantic Avenue beginning Monday. The entire No. 3 route will also be suspended, but shuttle buses will run to 135th Street, 145th Street and 148th Street. No. 4 Trains will make local stops in Brooklyn to make up for some of the canceled service. Regular schedules resume Friday morning.
The MTA says shutting down subway service to let employees work is safer, cheaper and more efficient than if they had to get off the track every time a train passed by.
The cash-strapped agency says the maintenance program, called "Fastrack," has already saved more than $5 million this year.