Obviously, the MTA doesn’t want us to leave Battery Park City, we are losing our 1 train over the next two weekends.
On top of losing the 9 and W trains as well as M9 service,Â weÂ are really living up to our “Lower Manhattan’s Siberia” reputation.
The shut down of the 1 train will accomodate for end-to-end maintenance on the line, which includes completing work at the World Trade Center site.
The decision to shut the 1 train down over two weekends was the lesser of two transportation evils and provided more efficient repairs versus stretching them out over months.
For the next two weekends, free shuttle buses will connect riders to points on the A line that will run locally along the 2/3 lines within Manhattan.
According to the MTA.info website:
The 2,3,A trains, free shuttle buses, and the M3 bus provide alternate service
Weekend, 11:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Sep 17 – 20 | Sep 24 – 27
2 and 3 trains run local and replace the 1 between 96 and Chambers Sts.
(Downtown 2 and 3 trains skip 86 and 79 Sts)
Shuttle buses run in four sections making station stops on the 1 line:
1. On Broadway between 242 and 215 Sts, then connecting to the 207 St A station.
2. On St Nicholas Av between 191 and 168 Sts.
3. On Broadway between 168 and 96 Sts (express and local service).
4. In Lower Manhattan between Chambers St and South Ferry.