No A trains north of 168th this weekend


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be quite focused on the northern-most leg of the A train this weekend — so much that there will be no room for passengers.

A train service in both directions between Inwood 207th Street and 168th Street ends Nov. 17 at 11:45 p.m., and won't resume until 5 a.m. on Monday. The A will run normally between 168th Street and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Boulevard, but those wishing to get into northern Manhattan or this part of the Bronx will have to switch over to the 1 train at 168th Street.

For those not looking to jump trains can actually load a free shuttle bus along two routes — on Broadway between 168th and 207th Street, and on Fort Washington Avenue between 168th Street and 190th Street.

During that time, MTA plans to conduct maintenance signal work between 207th and 168th.

Uptown A trains also will run local from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to 125th Street between Friday night and early Monday morning, this time for track maintenance.

1 trains are mostly unaffected by weekend work, except uptown trains will run express from Times Square-42nd Street to 72nd Street because of continuous welded rail and track replacement.

Also, anyone riding the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 will not be able to get train arrival information on smartphone aplications or station countdown clocks on Saturday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. because of a system upgrade to the automatic train supervision system that feeds that data.