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Published on : Friday, June 12, 2015
As part of the service enhancements and new initiatives in the MTA’s 2015 Financial Plan, extending weekend service on the J Subway Line Icon line will improve connectivity by providing Williamsburg and Bushwick customers with a one-seat ride to the growing weekend attractions of Lower Manhattan and transfer to six subway lines, the 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line IconA Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon at Fulton St. It will also increase service into Lower Manhattan and eliminate the need to transfer at Chambers St for service into Lower Manhattan. On average, 14,000 weekend customers will benefit from this added service.
“We always want to better serve our customers by strengthening service whenever we have sustainable resources to do so,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. “These new investments in subway service will provide our customers with additional travel options and add seamless connectivity at vital transit hubs.”
On Sunday, June 14, the first south-bound J Subway Line Icon train is scheduled to arrive at the Broad St station at 1:02 a.m. The first Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound J Subway Line Icon train is scheduled to depart from Broad St at 1:15 a.m. Service notices will be posted at stations and onboard trains. Beginning Wednesday, June 10, announcements will be made onboard all J Subway Line Icon and 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line IconA Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon trains approaching the Fulton St station.
“Increased J Subway Line Icon service is no joke,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “I’m proud to have worked with the MTA on cost-effective ways to make a real difference for riders, including full line reviews. Now more than ever, it’s important that we get on the express track to fully funding the MTA. I’ll keep pushing with the MTA and my colleagues to improve our daily commutes, on the J Subway Line Icon and beyond.”
“The addition of the J Subway Line Icon weekend extension to Broad Street is great news for our residents, said Council Member Margaret Chin. “My district, Lower Manhattan, has become a 24/7 residential community and a bustling recreational destination for visitors, and we are glad the MTA is expanding their service to reflect these demographic changes.”