Structural Maintenance on 1 Line to Cause Service Disruption in March

1 train west 79th street

Harrison Leong via Wikimedia Commons

Uptown 1 train riders won’t be able to stop at 50th or 79th Street for most of March due to scheduled structural maintenance at the stations, the MTA has announced. Downtown travel will not be affected.

Riders who would ordinarily use the 50th St. station can instead get on or off the trains at Times Square-42th St. or Columbus Circle-59th Street. And instead of the 79th St. station, riders should use either the 72nd or 86th Street stop, the MTA advised. The interruption will begin March 4 and last through late March. No firm end date has yet been scheduled. It will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Work slated for the stations encompasses structural maintenance on the uptown platforms including new tactile strips, repairs to the structural platform columns, water mitigation, and historic preservation efforts, according to MTA spokesperson Meghan Keegan.

The interruption will not affect riders with disabilities who rely on accessible subway stations as neither of the two affected stations are ADA-accessible. (The downtown side of the 50th Street station is accessible for the C and E lines.)

To check for planned service changes, riders can visit the MTA’s website where changes are announced.


Sharing is caring!

Latest Comments

  1. NYC February 29, 2024
    • Glenn G February 29, 2024
  2. Jeff March 1, 2024

Leave a Reply