Mar
07

F/G nearly back to normal, but other work abounds

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After last weekend’s F/G service change disrupted travel for many folks heading to and from Brooklyn, this weekend’s relatively light slate of your typical service changes is a welcome relief.

Sadly, for those on the West Side, the IRT is back up to its old tricks again. There will be no express service as the endless work continues at Cortlandt Street. One day ever this project may be finished. The worst of the changes involve the A and C in Upper Manhattan. The press release is here. The changes are, as always, below:


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, 1 trains skip 28th, 23rd, and 18th Streets in both directions due to underpinning work at Cortlandt Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, there are no 1 trains between 14th Street and South Ferry. Customers may take the 2 or 3 between 34th Street and Chambers Street. Free shuttle buses are available between Chambers Street and South Ferry. These changes are necessary due to underpinning work at Cortlandt Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2 and 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street due to underpinning work at Cortlandt Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, the last stop for selected Bronx-bound 4 trains is 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to track panel installation between Burnside Avenue and Woodlawn.


From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, March 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, downtown 4 and 6 trains skip Astor Place, Bleecker St., Spring and Canal Sts. due to inspection of gap filler at 14th Street/Union Square.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 69th, 52nd, 46th, 40th, and 33rd Sts. due to track work at 69th St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, free shuttle buses replace A trains between 168th Street and 207th Street. Customers may transfer between the Broadway or Fort Washington Avenue shuttle buses and the A train at 168th Street. There are no C trains between 145th Street and 168th Street. Customers should take the A instead. These changes are due to tunnel structure and lighting repairs between 168th Street and 207th Street.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, uptown A and C trains skip Spring, 23rd and 50th Streets due to Chambers Street signal modernization.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, there are no E trains between West 4th Street and World Trade Center due to Chambers Street signal modernization. Customers should take the A instead.


From 12:01 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 8, Queens-bound E and R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to installation of track drains between 36th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

From 12:01 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 9, Manhattan-bound ER trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to installation of track drains between 36th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10, Queens-bound F trains run on the V line from 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center to Roosevelt Avenue due to communications equipment installation between 36th Street and 47th-50th Sts/Rockefeller Center stations.


From 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 10 (and weekends until further notice), there are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square due to track work. Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 9, there is no M train service. One branch of the J service will operate between Middle Village/Metropolitan Avenue and Chambers Street. The other J service will operate between Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer and Cypress Hills. Free shuttle buses replace J trains between Cypress Hills and Myrtle Avenue. These changes are due to switch renewal south of Broadway Junction.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday. March 10, Brooklyn-bound NR trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Ave. due to tunnel rehabilitation between Prince St. and Whitehall St. stations.



Categories : Service Advisories

4 Responses to “F/G nearly back to normal, but other work abounds”

  1. surplusj says:

    This shuttle bus thing in upper Manhattan is killing me. There was a spate of it this summer, and it seems to be back. It’s annoying enough that every late night from now till, like, the end of *April* there’ll be shuttle trains north of 168th. (Lately there seem to be longer and longer waits for these.) But buses on the weekends, too? *While* the A is running local? It’s insane. What’s normally a 30-minute ride almost triples with all this crap.

  2. Marc Shepherd says:

    The subway system runs 24×7. How exactly do you expect them to maintain it? I live in Upper Manhattan too, and I’m never happy when the A is replaced by a bus. But what do you think would be the alternative?

  3. Gary says:

    Did you see the commercial running in favor of Congestion Pricing? saw it on NY1 this morning, from I believe the Environmental defense fund.

  4. Todd says:

    Hooray! The F is running again 🙂

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