Nov
21

On weekdays that look like weekends

By

Before I launch into the weekend service advisories, check out the Second Annual MetroCard Challenge. There’s an interactive component this year if anyone is interested.

I think Clyde Haberman said it best in talking about this week’s MTA financial news: “So now we know what doomsday looks like for New York. It looks an awful lot like an ordinary weekend.”

Zing!

Of course, Haberman is talking about the current level of service. The service cuts would make regular weekday travel approximate current weekend travel conditions. But under the service cuts, getting around the city on the weekend would be a potentially painstakingly slow process. Hopefully, someone — Richard Ravitch, Sheldon Silver, Gov. David Paterson, anyone — steps in to save the MTA, and we can look back on this Doomsday scenario as something that never came to pass.

Meanwhile, weekend work continues apace. This weekend is a fairly hectic one as I believe work will slow down a bit next weekend through the end of December as tourist season ramps up. Remember too that these come with the usual caveats: Service advisories are subject to change. Check the signs in your station and listen for on-board announcements.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no 1 trains between 34th Street and South Ferry due to work on the new South Ferry terminal. Customers should take the 2 between 34th Street and Chambers Street. There is a free shuttle bus running between Chambers Street and South Ferry.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, 1 trains skip 28th, 23rd, and 18th Streets due to work on the new South Ferry terminal.


From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, Bronx-bound 1 trains skip 225th, 231st, and 238th Streets due to track maintenance and repairs at 225th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, downtown 2 trains run local from 96th to Chambers Streets due to work on the new South Ferry terminal. Uptown 2 trains run local from Chambers to 72nd Streets, then express to 96th Street.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no 2 trains between 96th and 241st Streets due to switch work at 135th Street, new roadbed installation between 135th Street and149th Street, and tunnel security work. Free shuttle buses replace 2 trains between 96th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse. 5 trains replace the 2 between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 241st Street.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no 3 trains running due to switch work at 135th Street, new roadbed installation between 135th Street and149th Street, and tunnel security work. The 2, 4 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no 5 trains between Brooklyn Bridge and Bowling Green due to work on the new South Ferry terminal. Customers should take the 4 instead.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, 5 trains run in two sections due to switch work at 135th Street, new roadbed installation between 135th Street and149th Street, and tunnel security work:

  • Between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street and
  • Between East 180th Street and Brooklyn Bridge


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, November 22, and Sunday, November 23, uptown A trains run express from 59th to 125th Streets due to track cleaning.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, free shuttle buses and shuttle train service replace the A between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and the Rockaways due to work on the South Channel Bridge.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November, 24, there are no C trains running. Customers should take the A instead. A trains run local between 168th Street and Euclid Avenue. Uptown trains run express from 59th to 125th Streets. These changes are due to tunnel security work.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 23, Manhattan-bound D trains run on the N from Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to track panel installation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, Manhattan-bound F trains run on the A line from Jay Street to West 4th Street due to tunnel security work.


From 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Long Island City-Court Square due to N and R work (see below). Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, Queens-bound J trains skip Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue due to third rail repairs.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Saturday, November 22 and from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Sunday, November 23, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no L trains between 8th Avenue and Union Square due to switch replacement work at 8th Avenue. Customers should use the M14 bus instead.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, there are no N trains between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square due to track replacement in the area of 5th Avenue/59th Street, switch work at Queensboro Plaza and tunnel security work.

  • For Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue, take the 7 to Grand Central and transfer to the uptown 456 to 59th Street
  • For 49th Street and 57th Street, take the 7 to Times Square and transfer to the uptown Q


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, N trains skip Prince, 8th, 23rd, and 28th Streets. (Same work as above.) Customers should take the Q instead.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, N trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street. (Same work as above.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, Manhattan-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue, and 39th Avenue due to switch work at 39th Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, Q trains replace the R making all local stops between 57th Street-7th Avenue and DeKalb Avenue. (N and R project.)


From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, November 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, R trains run on the V line from Queens Plaza to Broadway-Lafayette Street, then via the Manhattan Bridge to DeKalb Avenue. (N and R project.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 24, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Neck Road and Avenue U due to station rehab work.



Categories : Service Advisories

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>