Dec
04

A look ahead at weekend service changes to come

By · Published in 2009

As I mentioned last Friday, with tourists and the holiday come far fewer weekend service changes. Since this is the first weekend of the month, Transit, as part of an effort to better prepare riders for the travails of weekend travel, sent out a glance ahead at this month’s major projects, and for the most part, the changes are rather non-disruptive.

The full release is available here, but even the highlights aren’t that major. Most of the projects impact stations at outer reaches of the outer boroughs, and those that do impact the central travel corridors are wrapped up this weekend or next. By the time tourists descend upon Manhattan, subway service will be near normal. It almost makes me appreciate the throngs of tourists who pack midtown.

Anyway, you know the drill. Don’t forget to check out our map from Subway Weekender that shows just how the subway changes impact travel. Download this week’s version right here or by clicking on the image below. Remember: These weekend service changes come to me from the MTA and are subject to change without notice. Check signs in your local station and listen for on-board announcements for up-to-the minute changes. The specific alerts follow.


Uptown service on the R/W line is restored at Cortlandt St. as of November 25, 2009. The downtown platform remains closed. (Ed. note: For more on the reopening of Cortlandt St., check out this post.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, Manhattan-bound 2 trains skip Burke and Allerton Avenues, Pelham Parkway, and Bronx Park East due to track cable work.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, December 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, there are no 5 trains between Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to installation of communications equipment. Free shuttle buses and 2 trains provide alternate service.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 6, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 111th, 103rd, 90th, and 82nd Streets due to track panel installation.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, uptown A trains run express from 125th to 168th Streets due to the track chip-out near 163rd Street.


From 10:30 p.m. Friday, December 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, free shuttle buses replace A trains between Far Rockaway and Beach 98th Street due to station rehabs at Beach 67th Street, Beach 44th Street, and Beach 25th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, uptown C trains skip 135th, 155th, and 163rd Streets due to the track chip-out near 163rd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, uptown D trains run local from 125th Street to 145th Street due to the track chip-out at 163rd Street. (The D replaces the suspended C at 135th Street.)


From 5 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 6, Coney Island-bound D trains run on the N line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to track panel installation at 20th Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Boulevard due to cable work south of Parsons Blvd.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Sutphin and Van Wyck Blvds. due to cable work south of Parsons Blvd.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, Manhattan-bound F trains run express on the E from Roosevelt Avenue to 5th Avenue-53rd Street; trains resume on the F route at 47th-50th Sts. due to signal and track work.


This isn’t one of the service advisories the MTA sent to me, but the G is actually running all the way to Forest Hills this weekend. I guess the stars are aligned just right for once this year.


From 5 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 6, the last stop for some Coney Island-bound N trains is Kings Highway due to track panel installation at 20th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Avenue J due to station rehabilitation.

– Rockaway Shuttle
From 10:30 p.m. Friday, December 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, there are no S trains to Rockaway Park due to station rehab work at Beach 67th, Beach 44th, and Beach 25th Streets. Customers should take the A instead.



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