May
29

Leftovers and service advisories

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Well, it’s Friday evening, and as the week draws to a close, I have two stories in the hopper that I just didn’t have time to post during this four-day week. So let’s round ’em up right now.

Amy Zimmer of Metro took a look at the trail of subway trash. New Yorkers produce nearly 18,000 tons of subway trash a year, and while there are no recycling bins in the system, 50 percent of that trash is recycled after being sorted at sanitation dumps. According to Mike Zacchea, the assistant COO at Transit, separate bins are not made available in the stations because they would quickly become contaminated with non-recyclable trash.

A Bloomberg News story delved into the latest MTA bond issue. While I honestly don’t understand all of the economics behind it, it seems as though the MTA’s bonds were so favorably priced that investors were able to flip them for a short-term high yield, and the agency lost around $9 million — or enough for eight new subway cars — in the process. MTA board members and New York City officials called the after-market bonds trading “pretty distressing.” I’ll see if I can put together a more comprehensive post on this issue, but as I have limited knowledge of bond trading, it may take some time.

Anyway, service changes abound this weekend. As always, these are the service changes as provided to me by the MTA, and they are the planned changes only. Sometimes, some of these changes aren’t in effect, and sometimes other work that affects service isn’t reflected here. Pay attention to signs in your local station and leave extra travel time as well.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, downtown 1 and 2 trains skip 66th, 59th and 50th Streets due to station rehabilitation at 59th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Bronx-bound 2 and 5 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to cable installation near East 180th Street.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 3 trains run in two sections due to track panel installation:

  • Between 148th Street and Crown Heights-Utica Avenue and
  • Between Crown Heights-Utica Avenue and News Lots Avenue (runs every 20 minutes)


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Manhattan-bound 4 trains run express from Burnside Avenue to 149th Street due to rail repairs.


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bronx-bound 4 trains run express from 149th Street to Burnside Avenue due to rail repairs.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31, there are no 4 trains between Crown Heights-Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to track panel installation. Customers may take the 3 instead.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 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 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31, the last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to track panel installation between Morrison-Sound View Avenues and St. Lawrence Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, 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 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, A trains run local between 168th Street and Euclid Avenue due to switch renewal south of West 4th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, there are no C trains running due to switch renewal south of West 4th Street. Customers should take the A instead.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Brooklyn-bound D trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to West 4th Street due to switch renewal south of West 4th Street.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, free shuttle buses replace D trains between Norwood-205th Street and Bedford Park Blvd. due to a track a chip out north of Bedford Park Boulevard.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Manhattan-bound D trains run on the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street (Brooklyn) due to track panel installation north of 62nd Street.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Jamaica-bound E and F trains run local from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to a concrete pour north of Grand Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Manhattan-bound EF trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to due to a concrete pour north of Grand Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Brooklyn-bound F trains run on the E line from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to 42nd Street-8th Avenue, then on the A line to Jay Street. This is due to switch renewal south of West 4th Street and the Broadway-Lafayette to Bleecker Street transfer connection.


From 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, there is no G train service between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square. Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 1:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 30, J trains run in two sections due to track cleaning:

  • Between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Essex Street and
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Newkirk Avenue due to Brighton Line Station rehabilitation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to Brighton Line Station rehabilitation.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, there are no R trains between Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to a concrete pour north of Grand Avenue. Customers should take the E or F instead.



Categories : Service Advisories

4 Responses to “Leftovers and service advisories”

  1. Anon says:

    voo doo economics

  2. Anon says:

    So is SAS going to get the 1st exclusive interview with Sanders *post* MTA?

  3. Jerrold says:

    Didn’t you mean to say “separate bins are NOT made available in the stations”?

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