A & C Line Service to be Restored After this Weekend
By Stephen Witt
Bedford-Stuyvesant subway commuters, who have had to take shuttle buses (both ways) from Jay Street/Metro Tech to Utica Avenue on weeknights and weekends on the A and C trains, will finally see service restored after this weekend, said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.
Ortiz said the trains were suspended for late-night and weekend service since February due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
The completed work along the main Fulton Street business corridor of Bed-Stuy comes as commuters (who were interviewed) complained of poor signage about the alternate routes as well as not enough shuttle buses on weekends.
Ortiz said there have been 141 shuttle buses on Saturdays, and 111 shuttle buses on Sundays to replace the A and C lines.
The free shuttle bus service operates on two routes. There is a local bus and an express bus.
The express shuttle buses operate along Atlantic Avenue between Jay St.-MetroTech and Utica Ave., stopping at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Nostrand Avenue.
The local shuttle buses operate along Fulton St. between Jay St.-MetroTech and Utica Avenue, stopping at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets, Lafayette Avenue, Clinton-Washington Avenues, Franklin Avenue, Nostrand Avenue and Kingston-Throop Avenues.
Ortiz said Service Diversion Posters and Overview signs are posted throughout the affected subway stations reminding customers of the suspension of A service as well as aboard subway trains along the A & C lines.
Additional signage is posted at all shuttle bus stops, and additional NYC Transit personnel staff are assigned to the affected stations to offer customer assistance, he said.