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Before the weekend, my last day of work

by Benjamin Kabak

So today is the last day of my job working here. In three weeks, I’ll be starting law school, but I’ll still be bringing you the same great coverage.

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be out of the city, away from the hustle and bustle of the subways, but that doesn’t mean SAS will sleep. The subways don’t shut down; neither will this blog. I’ll be here for a few days, and then I have what promises to be a fantastic slate of guest columnists from around the Internet lined up.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by during the month of July. It was this site’s best month ever in its 20-month history.

Now on with the service advisories. Subway Weekender has your visual right here. The map of all of these extensive changes is available here as a PDF. Read on for more.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, downtown 1 and 2 trains skip 86th and 79th Street due to station rehabilitation at 96th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, uptown 2 trains replace the 5 from Nevins Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Uptown 5 trains replace the 2 from Chambers Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. This is due to Clark Street tunnel lighting.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, there are no 3 trains between New Lots Avenue and 14th Street. In Manhattan, customers should take the uptown 5 or the downtown 2. In Brooklyn, take the 4 instead. This is due to Clark Street tunnel lighting. – So much for that added service.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 3, free shuttle buses replace 4 trains between Woodlawn and Bedford Park Blvd. due to switch replacement work at Woodlawn.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, downtown 4, 5 and 6 trains run express from 125 St. to Grand Central. This is due to emergency work and is not included on the MTA’s regular service release for the weekend.


From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 2, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to painting of the elevated structure.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, there is no C train service. Customers should take the A in Manhattan and the F in Brooklyn. Manhattan-bound A trains run on the F line from Jay Street to West 4th Street and the local on the 8th Avenue line from West 4th to 168th Sts. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 163rd, 155th, and 135th Sts. and run local from 125th Street to Canal Street. This is due to several jobs including track repairs along the 8th Avenue line, station rehabilitation and underground connector at Jay Street and communications installation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, Bronx-bound D trains skip 182nd-183rd Sts. due to track and roadbed cleaning between Tremont Avenue and Bedford Park Blvd.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, F trains replace the C in Brooklyn to Euclid Avenue. G trains replace the F between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Coney Island due to station rehabilitation and underground connector at Jay Street.


From 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, there are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square due to station rehabilitation and underground connector at Jay Street. Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 1 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, J trains run in two sections:

* Between Jamaica Center and Delancey-Essex Streets and
* Between Delancey-Essex Streets and Chambers Street

This is due to station rehabilitation at Chambers Street.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 3, free shuttle buses replace M trains between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway due to track panel work near Central Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, Manhattan-bound N trains run on the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to track panel installation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, august 4, Brooklyn-bound NR trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to tunnel rehab work between Whitehall and Canal Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 4, Q trains run in two sections due to track roadbed work:

* Between 57th and Pacific* Streets and
* Between Atlantic* and Stillwell Avenues

*Customers must walk through the passageway between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. This is due to rail maintenance and repair between Atlantic Avenue and Prospect Park.

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8 comments

KevinP August 1, 2008 - 5:29 pm

According to the MTA Web site, the service advisory for the Q train is in effect starting the weekend of August 9, not this weekend. So who’s right and who’s wrong here?

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Benjamin Kabak August 1, 2008 - 5:30 pm

This press release says this weekend, and the signs at the Q stops agree. Check before you go.

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KevinP August 1, 2008 - 5:55 pm

I hope they wised up to the fact that subway service this weekend in southern Brooklyn will be a mess if they don’t stagger the work. If the press release is true, there will be no direct service to Manhattan on the Brighton, Culver, and Sea Beach lines. That’s a bit much.

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Shawn August 1, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Hey Ben, where did you get the info about the 4,5, and 6 running express on Lex?

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Benjamin Kabak August 1, 2008 - 6:29 pm

I picked that one up from one of the MTA’s Advisory e-mails. They sent it out late this afternoon.

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KevinP August 2, 2008 - 10:23 am

I took the Q from Kings Highway to 14th Street-Union Square this morning. It’s running normally.

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Thomas August 3, 2008 - 6:38 pm

Best of luck in school!

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BrightonRider August 3, 2008 - 9:17 pm

The Q train advisory for this weekend is late nights only – 12:01am to 5am each weekend day. It is also basically running every night during August. While the wording is confusing, the advisory posted on the MTA website does say “Weekend late night” – a subtle but very important distinction!

This diversion is the only way to really do track work between DeKalb Avenue and Prospect Park on the Brighton Line, allowing single tracking. It cannot really be run any time except overnights because it cannot handle the amount of daytime service (and because the Q to/from Manhattan uses the express tracks at Pacific Street to turn around, which would be in use during the day by D and N trains). If more extensive work is required in this section, the Q would have to be re-routed to/from Coney Island in one direction, such as via the N (Sea Beach) line.

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