The MTA has announced that in order to make Sandy-related repairs on the 2/3 line, service to the neighborhood will be suspended on weekends beginning this spring, through 2018. The MTA expects the work to take 56 weekends.
“The Clark St project is the next phase in what is the most extensive reconstruction and fortification effort in the history of the New York City subway system,” said NYC Transit President Ronnie Hakim in a statement on the MTA site. “This effort is well underway and we continue to face the challenge of performing these vital tasks as quickly and effectively as possible while minimizing the impact on our customers’ commutes. We also aim to minimize the duration of the project and avoid customer confusion by providing the same service every weekend, when possible, throughout the entire project.”
During the repairs, there will be no subway service available at the Park Place, Fulton St, Wall St, Clark St, Borough Hall, and Hoyt St stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn on weekends. trains will terminate at South Ferry, with ending at 14th Street.
On weekends, service will be extended from Crown Heights-Utica Ave. to New Lots Av. to replace the and service will be extended from Bowling Green to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the . Both the and will operate as local service south of Nevins St.
The weekend service plan will also include a free out-of-system transfer between the Bowling Green station and the and (late nights only) at the Whitehall St.-South Ferry station complex to facilitate travel between Brooklyn and the 7 Av and Broadway lines in Manhattan.
For more details on re-routing and plans for the repairs, read the full MTA release.