Jun
03

A weekend without interborough L service

By · Published in 2011

It is a doozy of a weekend for folks who live along the Canarsie Line. Due to upgrades along the L, there is no service from 8th Ave. to Broadway Junction, and all of the Williamsburgians and Bushwickites are stuck with shuttle buses and alternate routes including weekend M service. On the bright, the new Court Square Station should come in handy this weekend.

As always, these come to me via New York City Transit and are subject to change without notice. Listen to on board announcements, check signs in your local station and be prepared for longer than usual rides this weekend. Subway Weekender has the map.


At all times beginning until June 2011, the Manhattan-bound platform at 238th Street will be closed for station component work. For Manhattan-bound service, customers should take the Bx9 bus or walk to the 242nd or 231st Street Station.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, there are no 1 trains between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Port Authority work at the WTC site and no 1 trains between 168th Street and 242nd Streets due to station component work between 242nd and Dyckman Streets. 2, 3 and A trains, free shuttle buses and the M3 bus provide alternate service.

Free shuttle buses replace 1 service at three locations:

  • Between Chambers Street and South Ferry
  • Between 168th Street and 191st Street (also the M3 bus)
  • Between 207th Street A station and 242nd Street 1 station

2 and 3 trains operate local in both directions between Chambers Street and 96th Street, 1 service runs express between 14th and 34th Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Brooklyn-bound 2 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to platform edge rehabilitation at Bergen Street and Franklin Avenue and cable installation at Franklin Avenue.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Bronx-bound 2 trains skip Jackson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Intervale Avenue, Simpson Street, Freeman Street, 174th Street and East Tremont Avenue due to track panel installation at Freeman Street and 174th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, Brooklyn-bound 3 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to platform edge rehabilitation at Bergen Street and Franklin Avenue and cable installation at Franklin Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to platform edge rehabilitation at Bergen Street and Franklin Avenue and cable installation at Franklin Avenue.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4 and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5, Bronx-bound 5 trains skip Jackson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Intervale Avenue, Simpson Street, Freeman Street, 174th Street and East Tremont Avenue due to track panel installation at Freeman Street and 174th Street. Note: During this time, trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Manhattan-bound 6 trains skip Morrison Avenue-Soundview and Whitlock Avenue due to station rehabilitations at Elder and St. Lawrence Avenues.


From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 111th, 103rd, 90th, and 82nd Streets due to completion work on elevated structure.


During the overnight hours, from 11 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, and from 11 p.m. Sunday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, uptown A trains skip 72nd, 81st, 86th, 96th, 103rd, 110th, and 116th Streets due track work south of 110th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, uptown C trains skip 72nd, 81st, 86th, 96th, 103rd, 110th and 116th Streets due to track work south of 110th Street.


During the overnight hours, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5 a.m. Saturday, June 4, from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4 to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 5, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Manhattan-bound E trains skip 65th Street, Northern Blvd., 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street due to track work north of 36th Street.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, there is no L trains service between 8th Avenue (Manhattan) and Broadway Junction (Brooklyn) due to CBTC track and signal work. The M train, M14 bus and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses operate in three section:

  • Between Broadway Junction and Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves.
  • Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves. and Lorimer Street (L)/Metropolitan Avenue (G)
  • Between Lorimer Street (L)/Metropolitan Avenue (G) and Marcy Avenue (J, M)

The M train is extended to 57th Street-6th Avenue. The M14 bus replaces L train service between 1st and 8th Avenues. Note: Manhattan-bound customers should transfer to the A or J at Broadway Junction or the M at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues.


From 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 4 and from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday, June 5, M service is extended to 57th Street-6th Avenue due to work on the L line.


From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, M trains skip Fresh Pond Road in both directions due to platform edge repairs. Customers should use the Forest Avenue station instead. There is a free bus connection to the Q58, B13 or B20.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Brooklyn-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to structure painting.


From 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, N trains run local in Brooklyn between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street in both directions due to structure painting.


From 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, June 5, Brooklyn-bound R trains skip 65th Street, Northern Blvd, 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street due to track work north of 36th Street.



Categories : Service Advisories

8 Responses to “A weekend without interborough L service”

  1. Hopeful Harry says:

    Maybe some day when I’m old and gray we’ll see a service advisory for the “T” line on this list.

  2. Kevin says:

    Those M bullets!

  3. Ryan R says:

    omFg the L being closed is such a transportation disaster.

  4. pedant says:

    “interborough”

    i like the full spelling

  5. Al D says:

    Do they add G trains or make them full length when the L is out like this?

  6. pipi says:

    So is the L going to be running next weekend or is this one of many weekends without interborough service? tried to call the MTA, they have no clue.

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