May
08

Link-o-rama and the service advisories

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I just wrapped up an eight-hour take-home exam, and I have a backlog of short stories. To cover them and your weekend subway readings needs, I’ll do a little link-o-rama post.

  • First up, we have some more analysis of Elliot Sander’s resignation. Crain’s New York says that New York Gov. David Paterson is going to have a tough time replacing Sander. As much as Paterson wants to make his own mark on the MTA, the consensus among transit experts and advocates is running against the governor. Nearly everyone agrees that he should have found a way to keep Sander around and that the upcoming replacement will pale in comparison to the outgoing transit expert.
  • Elizabeth Benjamin notes that Sander’s ouster is part of an effort to overhaul New York State authorities. Sander is the first of what could be many dominoes lined up to fall.
  • Streets blog wants President Obama’s transit experts to come in and rescue the MTA. The site’s commenters, many of whom are SAS regulars as well, agree.
  • In a very thorough piece at Politcker NY, Jason Horowitz and Jimmy Vielkind go to town on the MTA bailout. The two writers slam David Paterson and, to a lesser extent, Mayor Bloomberg for giving into Carl Kruger and the Fare Hike Four.
  • For a lighter take at something near and dear to our subway hearts, check out Gothamist’s interview with Dr. Zizmor. The famed subway dermatologist talks about why he appears so youthful in his ads and the joys of being recognized around the city.

On with the service advisories…


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, 1 trains skip 28th, 23rd, and 18th Streets due to removal of PATH underpass support steel for Port Authority improvements. Note: Overnight, downtown 1 trains run local from 34th to 14th Streets.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, there are no 1 trains between 14th Street and South Ferry. 23 trains run local between 34th and Chambers Street due to removal of PATH underpass support steel for Port Authority. Free shuttle buses run between Chambers Street and South Ferry.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2 and 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Chambers Street due to a track dig out north of 50th Street.
Note: Overnight, 3 trains run local between 96th and 42nd Streets.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 12, free shuttle buses replace 3 trains between Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to track panel installation south of Van Siclen Avenue and switch work south of Junius Street.


From 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, Manhattan-bound 4 trains skip Bedford Park Blvd., Kingsbridge Road, Fordham Road and 183rd Street due to switch repair near Kingsbridge Road.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, there are no 5 trains between 149th and East 180th Streets due to track repairs between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue. Customers may take the 2 instead. Shuttle trains run every 30 minutes between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to track panel installation between Morrison-Sound View Avenues and St. Lawrence Avenue.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 10, the last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue due to platform edge rehabilitation at Cypress Avenue, East 143rd Street, East 149th Street and Longwood Avenue stations.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from 3rd Avenue to Hunts Point Avenue due to platform edge rehabilitation at Cypress Avenue, East 143rd Street, East 149th Street and Longwood Avenue stations.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, free shuttle buses and shuttle trains replace A trains between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and the Rockaways due to track panel installation on the South Channel Bridge.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, free shuttle buses replace A trains between 168th Street and 207th Street due to tunnel structure and lighting work. Customers may transfer between the Broadway or Ft. Washington Avenue shuttle buses and the A train at 168th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 10, uptown A and C trains skip Spring, 23rd and 50th Streets due to the Chambers Street signal modernization project. Note: E trains are not running at these stations.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, there are no C trains running between 168th Street and 145th Street due to tunnel structure and lighting work. Customers should take the A instead.


From 6 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, the last stop for some Coney Island-bound D trains is Bay Parkway due to track repair near Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.


From 5 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, the E runs on the F line between Roosevelt Avenue and 2nd Avenue due to installation of emergency lighting and tunnel security. In order to get to missed E stations, customers should take the E to West 4th Street and transfer to the A or C.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, E trains run on the R line between Queens Plaza and Prince Street due to installation of emergency lighting and tunnel security. In order to get to missed E stations, customers should take the E to Times Square-42nd Street and transfer to the A.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, N trains run local in both directions between 59th Street-4th Avenue and Pacific Street due to subway tunnel rehabilitation.


From 6 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, the last stop on some Coney Island-bound N trains is Kings Highway due to track repair near Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, Brooklyn-bound N and R trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to electrical work in the Montague Tunnel. Customers may take the 4 at nearby stations.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Newkirk Avenue due to station rehab work.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 11, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to Brighton Line station rehabilitation.


From 6 a.m. Saturday, May 9, to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Q trains run in two sections due to track repair near Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue:

  • Between 57th Street and Brighton Beach and
  • Between Brighton Beach and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, every 16 minutes.


Categories : Service Advisories

4 Responses to “Link-o-rama and the service advisories”

  1. Jerrold says:

    I’m just curious, could you explain something about this weekend’s changes?
    About the “PATH SUPPORT STEEL”, doesn’t the PATH run alongside the F under 6th Avenue?
    What does the #1 under 7th Avenue have to do with the PATH?

  2. Ed says:

    There are no F Trains running below the 2nd Avenue Station, and the E trains replacing the F trains stop at the 2nd Avenue stations. As far as I can tell, there is no way to get to Delancey Street going downtown, obviously the same for E Broadway and York Street. I don’t blame you for missing this because the MTA neglected to put this information out in its service advisories. The only notice that I found was a sign on the downtown platform for the F at 2nd Avenue. The service advisory talks about the E line running on the F but omits the part about F trains not running or no downtown F trains getting service.

    Waited for the 6 at Spring Street, normally the most reliable late late night service, for an hour and a half last night before bailing and taking a cab. We’re getting the threatened service cutbacks anyway, but by stealth?

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