No weeknight service on parts of the B and D lines in the Bronx for three weeks
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Bronx residents who ride the B and D lines, take note: beginning today and lasting for three weeks, maintenance, cleaning, and repair work will cause the MTA to close stations between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and Norwood-205th Street from 9:30pm to 5am as part of their larger Subway Action Plan.
The MTA’s FASTTRACK program was started in 2012 to “minimize customer impact by allowing workers to do more in less time.” Typically, the plans involve overnight work for four consecutive weekdays. In this case, the work will last from Tuesday, February 19th to Friday the 22nd; from February 25th to March 1st; and lastly from March 4th to 8th. During these times, D service will be suspended in both directions between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and Norwood-205th Street. B trains will not run at all during the overnight window.
The MTA is offering free shuttle buses between the Mosholu Parkway 4 station and the Norwood-205th Street D station. As an alternative, they suggest transferring at 161st Street to the 4 train.