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Weekend work impacting seven subway lines

by Benjamin Kabak

I’m out of town for the weekend so let’s get to the service advisories early. I’ll have my take on Amtrak’s new high-speed rail plan on Sunday night. There’s a lot to say and a lot being said already.

Meanwhile, an old friend of SAS’ closed up shop last week. Subway Weekender called it quits. There are quite a few ways these days to get service advisories, but Shawn’s map was easy to read and understand. He’ll be missed.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to track replacement and maintenance north of 125th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, there are no 5 trains between Brooklyn Bridge and Bowling Green due to track replacement and maintenance north of 125th Street. Customers should take the 4 instead. 5 trains run local every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge. Note: Overnight, 5 trains run between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street only.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, 6 service operates in two sections due to track replacement and maintenance north of 125th Street:

  • Between Pelham Bay Park and 125th Street
  • Between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to ADA work at Hunts Point Avenue station.


From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 82nd, 90th, 103rd, and 111th Streets due to installation of cable tray brackets between 74th Street-Broadway and 111th Street for Flushing CBTC.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue due to track maintenance.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, Coney Island-bound (downtown) F trains are rerouted via the A line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to electrical and substation work at Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, F trains run local in both directions between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Avenue due to track maintenance.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay due to track panel installation south of Kings Highway.

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11 comments

alek July 13, 2012 - 2:50 pm

RIP Subwayweekender. You will be missed!

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mike d. July 13, 2012 - 5:48 pm

It is time to pressure the lazy a-hole MTA management to copy what Subway Weekender map concept work to make a user friendly service diversion /disruption map guide. Hire cheap CUNY grads doing graphic arts for gods shacks to this. Saves everyone miserable day in the weekend.

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pea-jay July 13, 2012 - 7:07 pm

I mean how hard is it so simply make mods to the official map and post an electronic version of it. They already make maps for longer term diversions, this would not be overly difficult.

Glancing at a map is so much easier than translating “The A and C are running over the F between…” into an actual meaning. I know what that means but I can figure it out faster without having to read it.

My MTA dream solution for this issue is real-time dynamic mapping displayed in stations on large flatscreens and in the cars using smaller monitors. The map displayed would be current, day, night, weekends and for any diversion lasting more than a day. Then have any incidents and delays posted graphically as a flashing red icon at the trouble spot. Post that info to the web, real-time as well.

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Andrew July 13, 2012 - 7:30 pm

I think the Weekender is the MTA’s response to this need. (Personally, I think it’s worse than useless.)

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mike d. July 13, 2012 - 8:24 pm

The Weekender map is useless. Blinking dot, wow.

Jerrold July 13, 2012 - 5:34 pm

In case not everybody knows, the last installment of that feature at the Times is here: (I think they should have answered MORE of the questions that were posted) http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes......ostComment

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mike d. July 13, 2012 - 5:44 pm

NY Times… what a joke.

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Sunny July 13, 2012 - 7:29 pm

I’m setting up a replacement for SubwayWeekender…starting with late nights/middays then moving to weekends. (in case Shawn opposes)

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Larry Littlefield July 13, 2012 - 8:18 pm

In every recent contract conflict, and in response to all recent fare hikes, “cut MTA administration” has always been the battle cry. Well, one thing those administrators do is the public information work like this. That has been a big added expense compared with, say, the mid-1980s when I first worked at NYC Transit.

“Hire cheap CUNY grads doing graphic arts.”

When I was a recent college grad, I got a paid internship in the public sector. Now everyone is expected to work for nothing in the hopes of being asked to work for something later.

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alek July 13, 2012 - 9:13 pm

The MTA so called “Weekender” map all it does is blink doesn’t explain clearly as the subwayweekender does.

I don’t understand why Shawn would “retire” he should continue to do it

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