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MTA Announces Subway Service Enhancements, Extended Service To Beaches

The enhanced service on the B, D, J and M and 3, 5 are part of the $35 million that was included in the FY 2024 New York State Budget for subway service enhancements.
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The next phase of subway service increases will enhance service on several subway lines serving the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. As of Monday, July 1, enhanced midday and evening service on weekdays has been added to the B, D, J and M lines. Riders will now see trains arriving every eight minutes during the midday and evening periods. Starting Saturday July 6, the 3 and 5 lines will see enhanced weekend service, riders will see trains arriving every 10 minutes.

The enhanced service on the B, D, J and M and 3, 5 are part of the $35 million that was included in the FY 2024 New York State Budget for subway service enhancements. The J and M lines were among the first to benefit from the planned enhancements, when NYC Transit improved weekend service along with the G last July. Other subway lines that have received service enhancements include the G, C, N, R, 1 and 6.

“Whenever we have the ability to enhance service, we will," NYC Transit Interim President Demetrius Crichlow said. "Customers consistently say that improved service and reduced wait times will keep them coming back. We are excited to roll this fourth phase of service increases out now, so riders can take the subway to the million things to do around New York City in the summer.”

In addition to service enhancements, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is extending the Rockaway Park Shuttle to 10-car trains, as well as extending the shuttle’s route to Rockaway Blvd on weekends through Labor Day. Between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the extended shuttle will operate from Rockaway Blvd, allowing beachgoers during the summer to transfer to and from A trains serving both the Lefferts Blvd and Far Rockaway branches.

The Rockaway Park Shuttle traditionally operates five-car trains and operates between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St. The shuttle’s extended route to Rockaway Blvd will add four stops – Rockaway Blvd, Aqueduct Racetrack, Aqueduct-N Conduit Av and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.

The D, F, N, and Q stop at Coney Island, as well as the B36, the B68 and B82 buses. Customers can also take a Coney Island-bound F or Q train to West 8 St-NY Aquarium. The B and Q subway lines, as well as the B1 and B68 buses, can take customers to Brighton Beach. The B1 and B49 buses can get customers to Manhattan Beach.