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M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:37 am

To go along with the Armageddon that the L train shutdown is turning out to be, we have this.

From various sources:

Fox5NY

MTA to shut down M train to fix crumbling structures

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - M train riders in Queens and Brooklyn: get ready for some commuting headaches. The MTA plans to shut down M service between the Myrtle Avenue stop in Bushwick and at the end of the line at Middle Village's Metropolitan Avenue. This all begins in the summer of 2017 for about 13 months.

The MTA says the M train shutdown is necessary to ensure the safety of the line. Deteriorating structures, as seen in MTA photos, will be replaced.
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From MTA.info:

The vital construction will occur at two sections: a metal bridge between the Fresh Pond Rd and Middle Village-Metropolitan Av stations will require a two-month shutdown. The work will begin in summer 2017 in order to cause the least possible disruption for students at nearby Christ the King Regional High School.

The second section of construction will occur at the century-old concrete viaduct that carries the M line between the Myrtle Av and Central Av stations. That section will be shut down for 10 months beginning in summer 2017.


NYMag.com

M Train Is the Latest Victim of the L Train Shutdown Debacle

The Great L Train Freak-out began once the MTA introduced plans to completely shut down the busy commuter line to fix severe Hurricane Sandy damage to the tunnel that runs under the East River. The L carries about 300,000 commuters per day, so the MTA had predicted that nearby lines — mostly the J/M/Z — would carry most of those otherwise-stranded straphangers.

But it turns out that one of those alternative transit options also has a few outstanding problems that need to be addressed. The MTA now plans to close the M line between its Myrtle Avenue stop in Bushwick and the end of the line at Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue to repair a bridge and a viaduct in anticipation of the L train closure.


NY Daily News

M line to be shut down next year between Metropolitan Ave. and Myrtle Ave. stations for repairs

Riders in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, Queens — who enjoy a one-seat ride to Midtown on the M train — will see their service axed when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority starts repair work to the line that could start in the summer of 2017.
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The train pain will begin when MTA starts a two-month rehab of a bridge that carries M trains over a rail yard. There will be no M trains between the Middle Village-Metropolitan Ave. and Myrtle Ave. stops.

When that is complete, the MTA plans to take eight months to demolish and rebuild a viaduct. During that time, a shuttle train will carry passengers between Middle Village-Metropolitan Ave. and Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves.
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:15 pm

Update: AMNY.com

No, GotT, it's not the Gothamist :P

M train shutdown in Brooklyn, Queens to leave 60,000 weekday riders without a subway

The MTA on Saturday will shutter the tail end of M train service in Brooklyn and Queens through August for the first phase of critical rehabilitation work to the line’s aging above ground track.

No trains will run at the seven stations between Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue to allow for large swathes of the elevated line to be replaced. Some 60,000 weekday riders will be left without a subway — a necessary trade off to prepare the line for increased and more reliable service during the L train shutdown in 2019, according to the MTA.
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During that work, M trains will be rerouted to the J and Z line on Broadway, between the Myrtle Avenue and Broadway Junction stations.

The second phase of the $163 million project will last eight months, from September through April 2018, but the work will be less impactful, requiring the closure of the two stations between Myrtle Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stations. Shuttle buses will fill the gap in service.
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:36 pm

Shuttle buses? Nothing about the shuttle train...another rag like Gothamist ;)
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby rr503 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:32 pm

I walked by today -- seems shuttle bussing is going well. I couldn't make out exactly what was going workwise but I also couldn't get a good view..
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:40 pm

Some of the work is wrapping up: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/p ... dge--52498

MTA to wrap up rehab of Fresh Pond Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Sept. 1 will wrap up reconstruction of the M Line's Fresh Pond Bridge.

The work is part of a $163 million project to replace two deteriorating M line overpasses. The first phase involves rebuilding the century-old Fresh Bond Bridge. Crews began reconstructing the bridge project in July.

For the project's next phase, the MTA will work on elevated tracks on the 310-foot Myrtle Viaduct, which has been used daily since it was built in 1913, MTA officials said in a press release. The aging structure connects the M Line with the J and Z lines.
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby Kamen Rider » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:08 am

Video from last night, as shuttle service started. includes round trip Rail Fan Window view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXIiLplcCzE

The shuttle fleet is made up of 24 R42 cars, formed into four trains each 6 cars long. two trains will be in use at any given time, with the other two on standby in Fresh Pond Yard.

A two car long inspection and maintenance shed has been built in Fresh Pond Yard to car for the cars during their 8 month isolation.
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby Kamen Rider » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:08 am

another round trip RFW view, this time in daylight

https://youtu.be/fxQ-QA0b9SA
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Re: M Train Partial Shutdown

Postby rr503 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Ill have to go see...

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