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Transit Advisory

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Temporary 1 train service change at 168th Street

Starting January 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station in both directions until early 2020.

The MTA is suspending service to this stop while it replaces the elevator system to and from the 1 train platform. The A and C trains will continue to stop at 168th Street.

View the MTA’s 168th Street Station advisory page.

Public transit alternatives to 168th Street

  • Take the A or C train to 168th Street.
  • From the south:
    • Take the 1 train to 157th Street and make a free transfer to the uptown M5 bus. A free transfer also is available to the M4, M3, or M101 if more convenient.
    • ADA-accessible route 1: Take the 1 train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle and transfer to the A or C train.
    • ADA-accessible route 2: Take the 1 train to 96th Street and transfer to the uptown M5 bus.
  • From the north:
    • Take the 1 train to 215th or 207th Street and make a free out-of-system transfer* by walking to the A train station at 207th Street.
    • Take the 1 train to 157th Street and make a free transfer to the uptown M5 bus. ;A free transfer also is available to the M4, M3, or M101 if more convenient.
    • ADA-accessible route 1: Take the 1 train to Dyckman Street and transfer to the M100 bus.
    • ADA-accessible route 2: Use the Bx7 bus.

Note on M5 buses: The northbound M5 bus regularly stops outside the 157th 1 subway stop approximately every 7 minutes between 8 and 9 am. On the southbound route, the M5 bus regularly stops at 157th Street approximately every 12 minutes between 5 and 7 pm. The MTA will run five extra M5 buses during peak hours (8-9 am and 5-6 pm) and will provide M5 service during late nights between 157th Street and 168th Street. View the updated M5 schedule.

*MTA rides include a free transfer between subway and local bus and between local buses. Three-way/out-of-system transfers listed above will be available for free starting Jan. 5.

Need help? Download the MYmta app, visit mta.info, or call 511 to plan your route. The Mymta app can also help you track buses and trains in real time.

Columbia Intercampus shuttle

The Columbia Intercampus shuttle will continue to provide service between the Columbia campuses and will make an additional stop at 157th Street. A Columbia ID is required to take the shuttle except for people with disabilities, the elderly, and individuals with service animals.

  • Route: Columbia Transportation will extend its normal CUIMC/Morningside Intercampus shuttle route to include a stop at 157th Street. The shuttle will skip the 168th Street stop until station construction is complete.
  • Schedule: The shuttle will run Monday to Friday on its normal schedule (excludes holidays observed on Morningside campus). View a PDF of the shuttle schedule.
  • Tools: Map your route or track the shuttle live with the interactive shuttle map online or Passio Go! app, available for free download.
  • Accessibility: The Intercampus shuttle is wheelchair-accessible. (However, the 157th Street subway station is not ADA-accessible; individuals with disabilities transferring to/from the 1 train may prefer the accessible options listed above.)

Which subway lines will be affected?

The 1 train will bypass the 168th Street station in both directions. A and C trains will continue to stop at 168th Street.

What improvements are being made at the 168th Street station?

The MTA is planning to make the following improvements:

  • Installing four new elevator cars
  • Making structural upgrades to the elevator shafts and stairways
  • Replacing mechanical components

These changes will provide more reliable elevator service and improve passenger flow.

When will 1 train service resume at this station?

The MTA has estimated that the project will last until early 2020.

How are we alerting patients?

CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian are preparing advisories for our websites, and CUIMC will pin alerts on several of our social media accounts. Additionally, ColumbiaDoctors is notifying existing patients via alerts on appointment and reminder services and providing print-ready materials and signage for clinics.

 

Updates

2019-Jan-07: Link added to new M5 bus schedule. Changes to Intercampus shuttle stops (removal of 168th Street stop) posted and link to new Intercampus shuttle schedule added.