Aug
17

Taxi happenings and weekend service changes

By · Published in 2012

A few months after issuing a temporary restraining order against the Taxi & Limousine Commission’s street hail plan, a New York State Judge has put a stop to the program. Justice Arthur F. Engoron declared the law invalid on home rule grounds today, and while the monied medallion industry is claiming victory, city officials plan to appeal. I’ll have more on this on Monday, but you can check out Matt Flegenheimer’s coverage for now.

Before I jump into the service advisories, don’t forget about OpenPlans’ iOS 6 transit app Kickstarter project. With 17 hours to go, the app is just $555 away from its goal. Please consider a donation if you can, and read up on the project right here.

Now, the juicy stuff. First up, a long-term rehab for Knickerbocker Avenue. Transit announced this week that Knickerbocker Ave. on the M line will close at 12:01 a.m. tonight for a full rehab. The closure will last five months, and then Central Avenue will undergo the same treatment from March-August of 2013. Seneca Ave., Forest Ave. and Fresh Pond Road will also undergo component improvement work over the next year. That’s a rehab a long time coming. Here’s everything else:


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 19, downtown 2 trains run express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-149th Street due to track panel installation south of Prospect Avenue.


From 6 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 19, there is no 3 train service between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch renewal south of New Lots Avenue and track panel installation at Sutter Avenue.

  • 3 trains operate between 148th Street and Franklin Avenue and via the 2 between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue.
  • Take 4 trains between Franklin Avenue and Utica Avenue (making local stops).
  • Transfer between 4 trains and free shuttle buses at Utica Avenue.

Note: During overnight hours (12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m.), the 3 operates between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street only.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, August 20, uptown 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to electronic system installation.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 10 p.m., Sunday, August 19, there are no 4 trains between Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch renewal south of New Lots Avenue and track panel installation at Sutter Avenue.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, there are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to track panel installation south of Prospect Avenue. 5 trains operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street. For service between:

  • East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2 instead.
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4 instead.

Note: Downtown 2 trains run express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-149th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 20, uptown 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to track work at 59th Street and electronic system installation.


From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 33rd, 40th, 46th, 52nd, and 69th Streets due to installation of cable tray brackets between 74th Street-Broadway and 111th Street for Flushing CBTC.


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


From 4 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 19, Bronx-bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street in Brooklyn due to switch renewal south of Bay 50th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, August 20, Bronx-bound D trains run express from 36th Street to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, skipping DeKalb Avenue, due to track maintenance and replacement at DeKalb Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday, August 18, the 205th Street-bound D train runs express from 145th Street to Tremont Avenue due to repair and replacement of corroded steel between 161st and 167th Streets.


From 10 p.m. Friday, August 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 20, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to work at the Lexington Avenue station for SAS Project.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 13, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A train from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to work on circuit breaker house at Jay Street-MetroTech.


Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 18 and continuing at all times until January 2013, M trains bypass Knickerbocker Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers may use the B54 bus as an alternative.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 20, N trains are rerouted via the R line in both directions between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Canal Street due to NYC DOT Manhattan Bridge inspection.

  • N trains stop at DeKalb Avenue, Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • The last stop for some downtown N trains is Whitehall Street. Customers may transfer at Whitehall to continue their trip.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 20, Q trains are rerouted via the R in both directions between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street due to NYC DOT Manhattan Bridge inspection.

  • Q trains will stop at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.


From 10 p.m. Friday, August 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 20, Coney Island-bound Q trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to electronic system installation.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, August 20, there are no R trains between 59th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn due to track replacement and maintenance at DeKalb Avenue. Customers should take the N instead. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 59th Street in Brooklyn.



Categories : Service Advisories

2 Responses to “Taxi happenings and weekend service changes”

  1. John Paul N. says:

    Umm, Ben, the station’s that’s closing is Knickerbocker Avenue, not Myrtle Avenue.

    Thank you, Washington Irving, for popularizing the name. And Elizabeth Bradley’s book is fascinating; though I wished she dug into the story of why the names of Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues in Bushwick were chosen in that neighborhood. I actually met her at the Mid-Manhattan Library (coincidentally right around the time I debuted my app), and I believe she said the thought hadn’t crossed her mind.

  2. John Paul N. says:

    And I applaud you, Ben, blog commenters, and the MTA (70% of the time) for spelling DeKalb Avenue as I believe it was intended to be. (De Kalb Avenue is also acceptable.) I cringe every time I see a sign that says “Dekalb Avenue”: street signs, bus stop signs, bus shelter signs. Google Maps, even. When I ride the B38, I had the thought more than once of taping over a capital K over the offending character, but never acted on it.

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