MTA NYC Transit said that beginning August 24 and continuing until November 13, 2009, there is no express subway service on the 5 line between the 3rd Avenue/East 149th Street station and the East 180th Street station. In addition, during the afternoon rush hour, four of the northbound 5 trains that normally operate to the Nereid Avenue station will terminate at East 180th Street. Customers traveling on these 5 trains will have to transfer to northbound 2 trains at East 180th Street or other Nereid Avenue-bound 5 trains for stations on the White Plains Road line.
The three-month suspension
of express service is necessary in order to accommodate the ongoing $280-million
East 180th Street Signal Modernization Project. The scope of work includes the
reconfiguration of track, installation of new signal equipment, the
construction of a new relay room and additional Automatic Train Supervision
functionality for the Dyre/White Plains Road line.