Home Service Advisories Ushering in 2010 with some service changes

Ushering in 2010 with some service changes

by Benjamin Kabak

Updated 3:15 p.m. (Saturday): Please note that Transit has canceled the work on the 7 line. The service changes below reflect that update.

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With the holiday season over and the New Year in the rear view window, the MTA has started to ramp up the work again. This weekend sees a full slate of service advisories with travel to and from Brooklyn on the IRT lines the hardest hit. The 2 and 3 aren’t running in between Chambers St. and Atlantic Ave., and even though the 4 and 5 are making stops in Brooklyn, the trains are running local one way only. Welcome to 2010.

Anyway, you know the drill. All the changes are below. 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.


From 11 p.m. Friday, January 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2 trains run local between 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry due to a track dig out at 50th Street, a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place. Note: Late night, trains run local between 96th Street and South Ferry.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, January 2, Sunday, January 3 and Monday, January 4, Shuttle trains run between Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place. Note: Atlantic Avenue-bound shuttle trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza, and Bergen Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, the 2 train runs between 241st Street and Chambers Street, then is rerouted to the 1 line to South Ferry due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers should take the 2 to the South Ferry 1 station; and use the free out-of-system transfer to the 4 or 5 at Bowling Green. Note: Days, 5 trains make all stops to Flatbush Avenue. Late nights, shuttle trains run between Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.


From 11 p.m. Friday, January 1 to 7 a.m. Saturday, January 2; from 11 p.m. Saturday, January 2 to 8 a.m. Sunday, January 3 and from 11 p.m. Sunday, January 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Times Square-42nd Street due to a track dig out at 50th Street. Note: 3 Trains are extended to/from 14th Street all weekend.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, there are no 3 trains between 14th Street and New Lots Avenue due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers should transfer between the 3 and the 2 at 14th Street, take the 2 to the South Ferry 1 station and use the free out-of-system transfer to the 4 at Bowling Green, making all stops to New Lots Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, Manhattan-bound 4 trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, 4 trains are extended to/and from New Lots Avenue to replace the 3 in Brooklyn due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, Manhattan-bound 5 trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 5 trains are extended to/from and from Flatbush Avenue to replace the 2 in Brooklyn due to a cable pull at Nevins Street and track maintenance near Chambers Street and Park Place.


From 4:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 111th, 103rd, 90th, and 82nd Streets due to track panel installation.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, free shuttle buses replace A trains between Jay Street and Utica Avenue due to Jay Street station rehabilitation and construction of an underground connector.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 168th Street to Jay Street and from Utica Avenue to Euclid Avenue due to Jay Street station rehabilitation and construction of an underground connector.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, Manhattan-bound A trains run local from Euclid Avenue to Utica Avenue and from Jay Street to 125th Street, then express to 168th Street, where trains resume normal A service due to Jay Street station rehabilitation, construction of an underground connector and a concrete pour at 163rd Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, there are no C trains running due to Jay Street station rehabilitation and construction of an underground connector. Customers should take the A instead. Note: A trains run local with exceptions. Free shuttle buses replace A trains between Jay Street and Utica Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 4, uptown D trains run local from 125th Street to 145th Street due to a concrete pour at 163rd Street (the D replaces the C at 135th Street.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 4, uptown D trains run local from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to 125th Street due to track work at 110th Street.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, there are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square due to track maintenance. Customer should take the E or R instead.


From 1:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, January 2, J trains run in two sections due to track cleaning:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Essex Street and
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, Brooklyn-bound N trains run on the R from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to track maintenance.


From 11 p.m. Friday, January 1 to 7 a.m. Saturday, January 2, from 11 p.m. Saturday, January 2 to 8 a.m. Sunday, January 3 and from 11 p.m. Sunday, January 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, uptown Q trains run local from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track work prep at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, January 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, Brooklyn-bound Q trains run on the R from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to due to track maintenance.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, January 3, 36th Street-bound R shuttle trains run local in Brooklyn from 59th Street to 36th Street due to track cleaning. (The northbound R shuttle trains usually skip 53rd and 45th Street stations.)

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4 comments

Jerrold January 2, 2010 - 4:48 pm

WHAT IS a “cable pull”?

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Adam G January 2, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Putting up conduit and pulling cable through it.

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Matthew January 3, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Why is there no mention of the free transfer at South Ferry from the 2 to Brooklyn-bound N, Q and R trains? (Transfer at Atlantic-Pacific back to the Brooklyn IRT.)

Seems like there is lots of Brooklyn-bound service in the Montague St tunnel this weekend to make up for the lack of West Side IRT service.

Manhattan-bound, it’s only the R, but that still seems easier than taking a 4 or 5 and transferring outside in the cold back to the 2.

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Benjamin Kabak January 3, 2010 - 1:09 pm

That’s not a special transfer. The free transfer from the IRT to the BMT always exists at South Ferry now.

The Montague St. service has nothing to do with the IRT work. That local Brooklyn-bound service is due to track maintenance on the BMT.

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