Mar
14

It’s one ‘L’ of a weekend

By · Published in 2008

There is nothing better than St. Patty’s Day weekend on the subways. Last year, on the way home from celebrating my dad’s birthday, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing people ranging from passed-out drunk to puking drunk trying to cram into a downtown 4 train at 12:30 a.m. I’m sure we’ll see a lovely repeat this weekend.

Meanwhile, the revelers from Williamsburg and points east will have a tough time navigating the subway diversions this weekend. Due to a roadbed replacement, the L train is all over the place. The trains are operating in two sections with no service west of Union Square. Here’s the bad news:

Canarsie line trains will operate in two sections: between Union Square (Manhattan) and Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn) every 16 minutes and between Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn) and Rockaway Parkway (Brooklyn) every 8 minutes (except from 11:25 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday when trains will run approximately every 30 minutes). In addition, L trains will skip the 3rd Avenue (Manhattan) station in both directions.

So if you’re heading out that way, good luck.

The rest of the service alerts are here and below:


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, 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 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, there are no 1 trains between 34th 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 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2 and 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street due to underpinning work at Cortlandt Street.


From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, Manhattan-bound 4 trains run express from Bedford Park Blvd. to Burnside Avenue due to cable work between Kingsbridge Road and Burnside Avenue.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to track panel installation between Parkchester-East 177th Street and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 33rd, 40th, 46th, 52nd and 69th Streets due to track work at 69th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 145th Street due to cable and conduit work between 42nd Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, uptown D trains run on the A line from West 4th Street to 59th Street due to cable and conduit work between 42nd Street and 59th Street-Columbus Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd. due to ADA work at Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Sutphin and Van Wyck Blvds. due to due to ADA work at Kew Gardens- Union Turnpike.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, Manhattan-bound F trains run on the V line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center due to communications equipment installation between 36th Street (Queens) and 47th-50th Sts/Rockefeller Center stations.


From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 (and the following weekend, Mar 22-23), Manhattan-bound J trains skip Flushing Avenue, Lorimer and Hewes Sts. due to rail replacement between Myrtle and Marcy Avenues.


rom 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 17, there are no L trains between 8th Avenue and Union Square due to roadbed replacement between 3rd and Bedford Avenues:

Customers should take the M14 bus instead. The L train will run in two sections:

  • Between Union Square and Bedford Avenue every 16 minutes (bypassing 3rd Avenue in both directions) and
  • Between Bedford Avenue and Rockaway Parkway every 8 minutes, except between the hours of 11:25 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday when trains will run approximately every 30 minutes.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday. March 17, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from 59th Street to Kings Highway due to repair work on the 20th Avenue bridges.


From 11 p.m. Saturday, March 15 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16, downtown Q trains run local from 57th Street to Canal Street due to asbestos abatement of the concrete duct south of 42nd Street-Times Square.



Categories : Service Advisories

One Response to “It’s one ‘L’ of a weekend”

  1. The Secret Conductor says:

    “L Train: 11:25 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday”

    I think that is because they are setting up for the weekend. Plus they got to get those work trains into the area.

    Well, I’m just guessing. It good that they gave that detail. I am sure that there are plenty of riders still using the train at that time and won’t appreciate the half hour wait.

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