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4 NYC subway lines will get additional trains this year

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The city is also planning to up its service on 7 bus lines in Queens

The city is upping its service on four subway lines, and one bus line, NYC Transit president Andy Byford announced on Monday. The city will add trains on the A, D, E, and F lines during weekdays either just before or after rush hour; and the city will also increase bus service on just over half a dozen bus lines in Queens on weekends.

Byford said in a press release that the changes were being made to accommodate increasing demand and ridership levels.

“We regularly tweak schedules based on changes in demand and operating conditions, and the comprehensive plan I’m announcing this week will outline the path towards even more significant improvements to service that will be felt by all of our customers,” said Byford.

The changes on the subway will go into effect in November, whereas as the bus changes will begin in July. Here is a full list of the changes, which in the case of trains applies to round trips.

SUBWAY

  • Three additional southbound A trains on weekdays between approximately 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
  • One additional northbound D train on weekdays between approximately 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Three additional northbound D trains on weekdays between approximately 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Three additional southbound E trains on weekdays between approximately 10:30 a.m. and noon
  • One additional northbound F train on weekdays between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Two additional southbound F trains on weekdays between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • One additional southbound F train on weekdays between approximately 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Two additional southbound F trains on weekdays between approximately 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

BUSES

  • Saturday Q6 frequency will increase throughout the entire day.
  • Saturday Q8 frequency will increase in midday, afternoon and evening periods.
  • Saturday Q29 frequency will increase in the afternoon period.
  • Saturday Q47 frequency will increase throughout the entire day.
  • Saturday Q49 frequency will increase in the morning, afternoon and evening periods.
  • Saturday Q101 frequency will increase in the midday and afternoon periods.
  • Sunday Q65 frequency will increase throughout the day.