No. 4 Train to Make Express Stops in Bronx

MTA's experiment could lead to permanent change

Great news for morning commuters trying to impress the boss: some of you might be getting into work three minutes earlier than normal.

The MTA announced a three-week trial period beginning Monday and running through June 26 that will allow thousands of Bronx straphangers to enjoy express service on the No. 4 train.

Typically, the 4 train makes express stops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., it will pass eight stops on the way from the Bronx into Manhattan, amNY reported.

Beginning at Woodlawn, the train will stop only at Mosholu Parkway and Kingsbridge before the 149th Street/Grand Street Concourse, where express service normally begins.

The trial will take about three minutes off what is normally a 20-minute trip between Woodlawn and 149th, The New York Times reported.

Improvements to the track signals make the experiment possible; if it works well this month, the schedule could become permanent, The Times reported.

"I think it could be a good thing as long as the normal service isn't being impacted," MTA board member Andrew Albert told amNY.

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