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Department of Police and Public Safety

Upcoming Rehabilitation Project at Winthrop Street

Under Construction imageThe MTA NYC Transit will conduct a staircase rehabilitation project at the Winthrop Street 2 and 5 train station that will result in a service diversion through July.

Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on March 18, 2019, and through July 2019, southbound 2 and 5 trains will bypass the Winthrop Street station.

Customers traveling from points north needing to access the station will need to travel to the Church Avenue 2 and 5 station and transfer to a northbound 2 or 5 train to Winthrop Street.

Customers traveling south from Winthrop Street should take a northbound train to Sterling Street then transfer to a southbound 2 or 5 train.

During this period, northbound train service at the Winthrop Street station will not be affected.


To accommodate students, faculty, and staff, University Police (UPD) will be providing increased shuttle service to the Church Avenue station from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

You may also call 511 for automated travel information 24/7; agents are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hearing-impaired customers may use their preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay to reach 511.

We will provide any additional updates as made available by NYC Transit.