Home Service Advisories The month ahead for Fulton, the weekend ahead all around

The month ahead for Fulton, the weekend ahead all around

by Benjamin Kabak

Before I launch into the service advisories, let me plug a piece from Friday afternoon. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge issued an injunction against the MTA in the station agent case. The MTA cannot close the station booths or fire agents until it holds the necessary public hearings. After that, the station agents will be dismissed, but not before the MTA doles out more money in salary. My coverage — with the court’s decision — is below.

Anyway, onto the good stuff: First, with June upon us, the MTA has issued another slew of changes for Fulton St. The poster is below, but note how there is an odd mid-month lull in work.

As for the weekend, it’s a tough one for Brooklyn. The 2 and 3 aren’t crossing the water, and the R is out of commission. SubwayWeekender has the map. These come to me from New York City Transit and are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check signs in your local station and leave plenty of time for traveling.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2 trains run between Wakefield-241st Street and Chambers Street, then are rerouted to the 1 line to South Ferry. 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 5 at Bowling Green. These changes are due to a concrete pour at Borough Hall and track completion work between Wall Street and Fulton Street. Note: 5 trains make 2 stops to Flatbush Avenue. During the late night hours, shuttle trains run between Atlantic and Flatbush Avs. Manhattan-bound shuttle trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2 trains run local between 96th Street and South Ferry due to reconstruction of a track bridge underpass at 96th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, 3 trains run local between 96th Street and Times Square-42nd Street due to Reconstruct Track Bridge at Underpass at 96 Street. – I have no idea what this means.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, there are no 3 trains between 14th Street and New Lots Avenue. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers should transfer between the 3 and 2 at 14th Street, take the 2 to the South Ferry 1 station. Use the free out-of station transfer to the 4 at Bowling Green, making all 3 stops to New Lots Avenue. These changes are due to a concrete pour at Borough Hall, and track completion work between Wall Street and Fulton Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, 4 train service is extended to/from New Lots Avenue to replace the 3 in Brooklyn. These changes are due to a concrete pour at Borough Hall, and track completion work between Wall Street and Fulton Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 5 train service is extended to/from Flatbush Avenue to replace the 2 in Brooklyn. These changes are due to concrete pour at Borough Hall, and track completion work between Wall Street and Fulton Street. Note: Late night shuttle trains run between Atlantic and Flatbush Avs. Manhattan-bound shuttle trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, the last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to track panel installation between Morrison-Sound View Aves. and St. Lawrence Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Pelham Bay Park due to station rehabilitation and structural repairs at Whitlock Avenue, Morrison-Sound View Avs and Parkchester and track panel installation between Morrison-Sound View Avs and St. Lawrence Avenue. Note: At Parkchester, train doors open onto the Manhattan-bound platform.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, A trains run local between 145th Street and 168th Street due to stair and column work at Broadway-Nassau Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, downtown A trains run local from 59th Street to West 4th Street and are then rerouted on the F line to Jay Street due to stair and column work at Broadway-Nassau Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, A trains run local between Euclid Avenue the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. due to stair and column work at Broadway-Nassau Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, there are no C trains running due to stair and column work at Broadway-Nassau Street. Customers may take the A or D instead. Note: D trains run local between 145th Street and 59th Street. A trains run local with exceptions.


From 11 p.m. Friday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, Manhattan-bound D trains skip 174th -175th Sts. and 170th Street due to a track chip-out near 170th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, D trains run local between 59th Street and 145th Street due to stair and column work at Broadway-Nassau Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, Coney Island-bound D trains run on the N line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to rail and platform repairs along the West End Line.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to a track chip out north of Elmhurst Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, free shuttle buses replace E trains between Jamaica Center and Union Turnpike due to track switch renewal and asbestos abatement at Jamaica Center. Note: E trains are rerouted on the F between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Jamaica-179th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, Manhattan-bound F trains run on the A line from Jay Street to West 4th Street due to Broadway-Lafayette to Bleecker St Transfer Construction.


There are no G trains between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square. Customers should take the E or R instead. Note: Manhattan-bound E and R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue over the weekend.


From 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, J trains run every 24 minutes between Chambers Street and Broadway Junction due to rail replacements. Note: The last stop for some Manhattan-bound J trains is Broadway Junction.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, N trains run local on the R line between Canal Street and 59th Street in Brooklyn due to station work at 86th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to a track chip out north of Elmhurst Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 7, there are no R trains between Whitehall Street and 95th Street in Brooklyn due to station work at 86th Street. The N trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. To travel between Whitehall Street and 59th Street in Brooklyn, customers should take the N. Between 59th Street and 95th Street in Brooklyn, customers should take the shuttle bus.

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9 comments

Scott E June 4, 2010 - 10:28 pm

Sneaky how they don’t come out and say there is NO SERVICE at Park Place, Wall St (2/3), Clark St, or Hoyt St. It’s implied in the rest of the text.

I’d love to hear from someone who takes advantage of that free transfer between South Ferry and Bowling Green – I wonder how well it will work (and if it will work again on Monday).

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Jerrold June 4, 2010 - 10:55 pm

“………(and if it will work again on Monday).”

But on Monday, aren’t all these changes over with?

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Eric June 5, 2010 - 12:01 am

Hey, look, the G is actually running again. How wonderful!

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Adam G June 5, 2010 - 1:16 am

Scott E, it’s pretty straightforward. You get out at South Ferry, get a GO ticket from an agent standing next to the turnstiles, walk up to the Bowling Green headhouse (you can literally see it from the South Ferry exit), hand over the ticket, and go through the gate.

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Ed June 5, 2010 - 8:37 am

On the first comment, alot of the MTA weekend service announcements are written in a really confusing style. Its as if the writer got one directive that he had to put out the information, and another directive to keep the information from the public, so was writing in a way to technically include the information but to do so in a way that no one could understand it.

I’ve stood in stations on weekends, watched a train from a completely separate line from the normal line go past, than read the service announcements right there to try to figure out why that happened, and where that train is actually going, and failed. I could find nothing in the announcements that referred to what I just saw with my own eyes. I’ve become pretty dependent on the subway weekender map.

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Abba June 6, 2010 - 12:32 pm

It could be the weekend of June 12-13 is the puerto rican day parade.So maybe they don’t want to mess people up that weekend.

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Brian | BK Southie June 6, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Seriously, WTF. The Fifth Avenue festival in Bay Ridge is today. It’s 30 blocks long and it’s one of the major annual events there. And there’s no R-train service AT ALL????? AHHH!!!!!

I can’t begin to tell you how that total lack of sensitivity to local events on the MTA’s part gets be foaming at the mouth. I remember last year, the L-train was also out of service the weekend of the Bushwick art studio tour. The MTA really needs to improve its coordination of subway disruptions with local events. Especially in a case like the Bay Ridge fest, where street permits are secured months in advance.

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Ed June 6, 2010 - 1:33 pm

I think the key to the code is that whoever is writing the service advisories can not simply say “there is no service at x stations”, or “train x is not running”. He or she can’t use those words. It has to be “train x follows line y blah blah blah.” So whoever is writing the service advisories has to put out the information, but not actually use the words “no service” or “is not running”. Which is difficult because all the weekend changes are essentially reductions in service.

Even Subway Weekender screws up sometimes. The F Train is not running uptown between DeKalb and West 4th (this is put out in the service advisories, but look at how its worded). Subway Weekender shows this by a little arrow next to the F symbol. Turning the F Line between those stations into a dash or dots, or a series of arrows pointing downtown, would have been clearer. I got tripped up by this last night, but no big deal. The F doesn;t run uptown for a stretch most weekends, I should have remembered.

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Jerrold June 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

DeKalb?
You mean Jay St., right?

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