Jun
30

Service changes abound for the weekend of the Fourth

By · Published in 2011

In case today’s slow posting schedule wasn’t a dead giveaway, I’ve decamped from the city for a nice long Fourth of July weekend out of town. I’ll be back on Tuesday to round up any news I might have missed. In the meantime, here are the weekend’s service advisories. The MTA sends along the following note about Monday subway service:

On Monday, July 4, the New York City Subway will operate on a Saturday schedule with increased service following the Macy’s fireworks celebration. The fireworks display will originate from six barges located on the Hudson River between 20th and 55th Streets from 9:20 to 9:50 p.m. After the fireworks, there will be increased subway service on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, L and 42nd Street S Shuttle.

As a reminder, on Saturdays, B and Z trains do not operate. The M train runs between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av. and Myrtle Av. The Q terminates and 57th St. in Manhattan and the J terminates at Chambers St. in Manhattan.

Have a great weekend, and be safe.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, free shuttle buses replace 2 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to track panel installation between Jackson Avenue and Freeman Street. 2 trains will operate in two sections:

  • Between 241st Street and East 180th Street
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Flatbush Avenue


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4, 3 service is extended to New Lots Avenue during the overnight hours due to the suspension of 4 service south of Brooklyn Bridge.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4, there is no 4 service between Brooklyn Bridge and Utica Avenue due to work at the Fulton Street Transit Center. The 3, N, and Q trains provide alternate service. Note: During this time, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, 5 service is suspended between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to track panel installation between Jackson Avenue and Freeman Street. A free shuttle bus is available between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Customers between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Brooklyn Bridge may take the 4 instead. Customers at Brooklyn Bridge and Bowling Green may use the R (N overnight) at nearby stations.


From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to rail and plate renewal at Middletown Road.


From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, uptown A trains operate express between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 125th Street. There is no uptown C local service at 72nd, 81st, 86th, 96th, 103rd, 110th, and 116th Streets this weekend. This is due to track work south of 110th Street. Customers traveling to these stations may take an uptown train to 125th Street and transfer to a downtown train. Customers heading to stations above 125th Street from these stations may take the downtown train to 59th Street and transfer to an uptown train.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4 uptown C trains operate express between Canal Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection. (Train traffic would be too congested to operate three services – A, F and C – between Jay Street and West 4th Street, so C will operate express.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4, Queens-bound F trains run local on the A line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4, downtown F trains skip 23rd Street and 14th Street due to platform edge rehabilitation at 34th Street.


From 11 p.m. Friday, July 1 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, there are no G trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Church Avenue due to track work north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. G trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avs and
  • Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. (every 20 minutes)

Note: The A provides connecting service between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 4, Brooklyn-bound N trains operate on the D line between 36th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, in Brooklyn due to installation of track panels.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 10 p.m., Sunday, July 3, Brooklyn-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to structural overcoat painting along the Astoria Line.


From 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, Brooklyn-bound N trains run local on the R line from DeKalb Avenue to 36th Street (Brooklyn) and Queens-bound N trains run local on the R line from 59th Street (Brooklyn) to DeKalb Avenue due to structural overcoat painting along the Astoria Line.



Categories : Service Advisories

2 Responses to “Service changes abound for the weekend of the Fourth”

  1. Lawrence Velázquez says:

    N trains run local along Fourth Avenue because they’re painting the Astoria Line? This… confuses me.

    • Lance says:

      They’re running local to even out the trains so there won’t be any bunching issues with the trains running express on the Astoria line.

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