By Kevin Deutsch and Sasha Gonzales
The commute for straphangers on the No. 1 train is about to get a lot tougher starting Dec. 28, in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For fifteen weeks, a big chunk of the popular line will be closed off, between Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street and 137th Street-City College, on overnights and weekends beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Shuttle buses – typically packed to the gills – will transport riders between closed stations, while the MTA works to replace a mile worth of track and switches.