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Snow scales back some service changes

by Benjamin Kabak

Due to the ever-popular inclement weather, the MTA has decided to scale back some service changes this week. The GOs issued for the 5, 6, A, C, D, E and M lines have been called back, and those lines will operate as scheduled. Otherwise, the following changes are in place.

As always, these come to me via Transit and are subject to change without notice — especially if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Check signs in your local station and listen to on-board announcements. Subway Weekender has a map, but I’m not sure it covers the changes announced today by Transit.


From 11 p.m. Friday, January 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 31, uptown 1 trains skip 50th Street, 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 66th Street due to switch renewal north of Times Square. Customers traveling to these stations may take the 1 or 2 train to 72nd Street and transfer to a downtown 1. Customers at these stations traveling uptown may take a downtown 1 or 2 train to Times Square-42nd Street and transfer to an uptown 1 or 2.


During the weekend overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. (5 a.m. on Monday), 2 trains skip 50th Street, 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 66th Street due to switch renewal north of Times Square. Customers traveling to these stations may take the 1 or 2 train to 72nd Street and transfer to a downtown 1. Customers at these stations traveling uptown may take a downtown 1 or 2 train to Times Square-42nd Street and transfer to an uptown 1 or 2.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 31, Brooklyn-bound 2 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to track work at Grand Army Plaza. Customers traveling to these stations may take a Brooklyn-bound 2, 3, or 4 to Franklin Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound 2 or 3.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, Brooklyn-bound 3 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to track work at Grand Army Plaza.


During the weekend overnight hours (12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.), Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to track work at Grand Army Plaza.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, January 29 and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday. January 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 31, uptown 6 trains skip Canal, Spring, Bleecker Streets and Astor Place due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 29 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 30, Manhattan-bound D trains run on the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street. There will be no Manhattan-bound D trains at the stations between Bay 50th Street and 9th Avenue. This is due to steel repairs in the line structure, platform edge repairs, concrete repairs and station mezzanine rehabilitation.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, January 29 to 4 a.m. Monday, January 31, N trains run local on the R between Canal Street and 59th Street (Brooklyn) due to station rehab work at 86th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, Manhattan-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to rail renewal.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 28 to 4 a.m. Monday, January 31, there are no R trains between Whitehall Street in Manhattan and 95th Street in Brooklyn due to station work at 86th Street. For service between Whitehall Street and 59th Street (Brooklyn), customers may take the N. Free shuttle buses replace R service between 59th Street (Brooklyn) and Bay Ridge-95th Street.

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2 comments

Walter January 29, 2011 - 6:45 am

I hate to be the first to comment on Metro-North’s service to New York State; it was fine, but on it’s busiest line, the New Haven, it was a complete mess. On the old M2s, which are approaching 40 years old, the electrical systems are underneath the cars. Of course, when trains go over snow, they kick up the snow, and it gets into the electrical boxes, which when it thaws, then again freezes, then thaws again, it will short out the electrical equipment. Grand Central on Friday was a circus; trains were cancelled and combined toward New Haven, and no one was happy, as apparently half the New Haven fleet was in the shop.

Luckily people on the New Haven are used to it; Connecticut didn’t even raise fares because it knows it still has old cars. I had to remind Hudson passengers why they lucky even if they had to share seats.

But that’s the problem; New York got new cars almost a decade ago, and Connecticut, under John Rowland, refused to pay for new cars. Jodi Rell approved the M8s, but it’s not in time. Now CT must pay the price of Republican government, and if we have another terrible winter next year, the entire region will pay once again.

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Lance January 29, 2011 - 11:52 am

The service changes for the (5), (6) and (D) lines have been canceled.

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