Aug
28

Upper Manhattan the focus of weekend changes

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As people in Riverdale wonder what took so long for the MTA to fix known problems at 181st St. and bemoan the impact altered 1 train service has on their way of life, Upper Manhattan is again the focus of this weekend’s service changes. For the second weekend, both 181 St. and 168th St. will be closed for, respectively, repairs and inspection.

According to a release from New York City Transit, last weekend’s inspections revealed pockets of loose plaster, concrete and brick in what is called the extension part of the northbound platform. This is the section added after 1906 when the MTA started running longer train sets. Crews will be performing “stabilization work” in the area.

Because the nearest switch is a few stops away, 1 trains will again run in two sections. In lower Manhattan, trains will run from South Ferry to 137th St. In Northern Manhattan, trains will run from Dyckman St. to 242nd St. These two closed stations are among the deepest in the system, and the collapse at 181st St. raises questions of maintenance indeed.

And now for the rest of the advisories. Remember: I receive these straight from the MTA, and they are subject to change without warning. Please check signs at your local station, and listen for on-board announcements.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, there are no 1 trains between Dyckman Street and 137th Street due to continued work on ceilings at 168th and 181st Streets. Free shuttle buses and M3 buses provide alternate service.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to a track chip-out at East 143rd Street.


From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 82nd, 90th, 103rd, and 111th Streets due to rail replacement near 111th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 30, uptown A trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track cleaning.


From 12:01 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, Manhattan-bound D trains skip 182nd-183rd Streets due to removal of signal equipment.


From 5 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 30, Coney Island-bound D trains run on the N line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to 38th Street Yard work.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, D trains run local between 34th Street and West 4th Street due to a track chip-out in the 53rd Street tunnel:


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, E trains are rerouted on the F line in Manhattan and Queens due to a track chip-out in the 53rd Street tunnel:

  • There are no E trains between 34th Street-Penn Station and World Trade Center. Customers should take the A or C instead.
  • Manhattan-bound E trains run local on the F from Roosevelt Avenue to 34th Street-Herald Square/6 Avenue.
  • Queens-bound E trains run on the F from 34th Street-Herald Square/6th Avenue to 47th-50th Sts. Trains resume normal E service from 5th Avenue-53rd Street to Roosevelt Avenue.
  • In Manhattan, downtown E platforms at 5th Avenue-53rd Street and Lexington Avenue-53rd Street are closed. For alternate service take the 6, F, or R at nearby stations instead.
  • In Queens, the Manhattan-bound E platforms at Queens Plaza and 23rd Street-Ely Avenue are closed. Free shuttle buses connect these stations with the 21st Street-Queensbridge F station where Manhattan-bound service is available.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Jamaica-bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to power cable work.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Jamaica-bound E trains run local from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track maintenance.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, F trains run local between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge due to track maintenance.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, there is no Brooklyn-bound G train service from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Court Square. Customers should take the E or R trains instead.

  • Manhattan-bound E trains run local on the F from Roosevelt Avenue to 34th Street-Herald Square/6th Avenue, during this time
  • Free shuttle buses connect stations at Court Square G/23rd Street-Ely Avenue, Queens Plaza and 21st Street Queensbridge F stations during this time.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, there are no Queens-bound G trains from Court Square to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to a track chip-out in the 53rd Street tunnel:

  • Take the E or R for local service form Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue instead.
  • Queens-bound E and R trains run express from Roosevelt to Forest Hills-71st Avenue during this time.
  • Free shuttle buses connect at Court Square G/23rd Street-Ely Avenue, Queens Plaza and 21st Street-Queensbridge F stations during this time.


From midnight to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, in Queens G trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to power cable work.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, N trains run local between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street, Brooklyn due to station rehabilitation and construction of the underground connector between Lawrence and Jay Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Brooklyn-bound N trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station rehabilitation and construction of the underground connector between Lawrence and Jay Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Newkirk Avenue due to station rehabilitation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 31, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to Brighton line station rehabilitation.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, Queens-bound R trains run express in Queens from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to power cable work.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, Brooklyn-bound R trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station rehabilitation and construction of the underground connector between Lawrence and Jay Streets.



Categories : Service Advisories

2 Responses to “Upper Manhattan the focus of weekend changes”

  1. Eric says:

    Ben, this wasn’t on the regular sheet but it was posted by itself in a couple of the Brooklyn R stations I went through yesterday…

    No R service between Whitehall and 95th Street. For alt. use the N or D or a shuttle bus.

    I think it was for the entire weekend and not just late at night – but I could be wrong about the timing.

  2. Brian BK says:

    Eric, I saw the same poster and I’m 95% sure that isn’t until next weekend, and then only on the Sunday.

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