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Weekend work impacting service on 12 subway lines

by Benjamin Kabak

It’s a three-day weekend for many folks, and the MTA is taking advantage of the long weekend to tack on some extra hours of work. Take note how many of this weekend’s diversions extend until 5 a.m. on Tuesday. Thus, there is no Q service, for instance, on Monday, and there is no uptown 6 local service until Tuesday. As always, Subway Weekender has the map.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, uptown 4 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, there are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to work on the East 180th Street Interlocking. For service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, customers should take the 2 instead. For service between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, customers should take the 4 instead. Note: 5 shuttle trains run every 30 minutes between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue until 5 a.m. Monday.


From 10 p.m. Friday, February 17 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, uptown 6 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 20, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 138th Street-3rd Avenue due to station maintenance at Cypress Avenue, East 143rd Street, East 149th Street and Longwood Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, there are no 7 trains between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to track panel installation and CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza, ADA work at Court Square and station renewal at Hunters Point Avenue. Customers should take the N, R, E or F between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza. In Manhattan, the 42nd Street shuttle (S) operates overnight. (Repeats next six weekends through March 31-Apr 2.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, uptown A trains run via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street, then local to 59th Street due to track maintenance north of Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, A trains run local in both directions between 145th Street and 168th Street and from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, February 18, Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20, there is no C train service between 145th Street and 168th Street due to track maintenance. Customers should take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, February 18, Sunday, February 19, and Monday, February 20, downtown C trains skip 50th, 23rd and Spring Streets due to electrical and substation work at Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, February 18, Sunday, February 19, and Monday, February 20, uptown C trains run on the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to track maintenance north of Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 20, Bronx-bound D trains run via the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street in Brooklyn due to station and line structure rehabilitation near 9th Avenue. Note: Free transfers are available at New Utrecht Avenue-62nd Street with MetroCards. This out-of-system transfer at street level via new Utrecht Avenue is available until May 2012. Look for instructions on station signs.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, D service operates in two sections due to track maintenance north of Bedford Park Boulevard:

  • Between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Bedford Park Blvd.
  • Between Bedford Park Blvd. and 205th Street


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, Brooklyn-bound F trains run via the A line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to electrical and substation work at Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 10 p.m. Friday, February 17 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, Queens-bound F trains run via the M line from 47th-50th Sts. to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 10 p.m. Monday, February 20, Queens-bound J trains skip Kosciuszko Street, Gates Avenue, Halsey Street and Chauncey Street, due to track panel installation at Halsey Street and Gates Avenue.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, February 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, February 19, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, February 20, some downtown N trains terminate at 34th Street-Herald Square skipping 49th Street due to track panel installation and CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza, ADA work at Court Square and station renewal at Hunters Point Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, N trains stop at DeKalb Avenue in both directions all weekend due to track work at Atlantic Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 18 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, there is no Q train service between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Prospect Park due to track replacement at Atlantic Avenue. Customers may take the N or R between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street. Free shuttle buses are available between Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street and Prospect Park.

(42nd Street Shuttle)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, February 18, Sunday, February 19, Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21, the 42nd Street shuttle operates overnight due to the 7 line suspension between Queens and Manhattan.

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8 comments

Alek February 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

The 5 service change states trains runs every 30 minutes. That seems too long! Why they cant suspend the 5 and replace with shuttle buses. This way workers can do without interruption

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Bolwerk February 18, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Because shuttle buses would probably take longer to move fewer people, and they’re significantly more expensive than one train.

Take a look at the map of that interlocking. The trains may not be interrupting work.

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The Cobalt Devil February 19, 2012 - 10:05 pm

5 trains run along their own right-of-way, as opposed to most lines that run along under or above a main street. It would be such a circuitous route to get a shuttle bus from 180th St to Dyre Ave that a train every half hour makes more sense.

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Eric February 18, 2012 - 1:22 pm

I’m surprised they’re continuing the work until Tuesday morning. I didn’t think Presidents’ Day was that widespread of a holiday. Did they do this in past years?

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Andrew February 19, 2012 - 8:40 pm

Presidents’ Day service has been on a Saturday schedule as far back as I can remember. That implies roughly Saturday-level ridership.

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Eric February 20, 2012 - 4:29 pm

I understand the Saturday service, but continuing weekend work? I bet there were a lot of annoyed commuters in LIC today.

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Andrew February 21, 2012 - 10:16 pm

Why any more annoyed than on Saturday or Sunday?

Long weekend GO’s give the contractor an extra 24 hours of productivity. They shouldn’t be passed up.

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