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Weekend service changes impacting 8 subway lines

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The Weekender, the MTA’s Vignelli-designed digital weekend map, is now an app for Android phones. Long available for iOS devices, The Weekender is now at the Google Play store right here. It comes equipped with updated service changes, neighborhood maps, and, of course, Vignelli’s map.

“We want as many people as possible, regardless of what type of device they use, to have information about planned service changes while on the go,” Paul Fleuranges, the MTA’s Senior Director of Corporate and Internal Communications, said of the new release. “This app makes it easier to use the subway on the weekend because it takes away the frustration that comes with not knowing about service changes before you get to the station.”

Meanwhile, we have weekend service changes!


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to switch renewal north of Utica Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, there is no 3 train service in Brooklyn due to switch renewal north of Utica Avenue. 3 service operates between 148th Street and 14th Street. Customers may take 2 trains between 14th Street and Franklin Avenue. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:

  • Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue
  • Nonstop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue, then local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, there are no 4 trains between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch renewal north of Utica Avenue. 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Franklin Avenue, and via the 2 between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:

  • Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue
  • Nonstop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 207th Street-bound A trains run express from 125th Street to 168th Street due to scraping and painting of ceiling at 125th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, F trains replace A service between Rockaway Blvd and Lefferts Blvd. due to work on the Culver Viaduct and tunnel lighting installation.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 there are no C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn due to work on the Culver Viaduct and tunnel lighting installation. C trains operate between 168th Street and West 4th Street and are rerouted via the F between West 4th Street and 2nd Avenue, the last stop.

  • To/from Spring Street, Canal Street and Chambers Street, customers may take the A or E instead. Transfer between trains at West 4th Street.
  • To/from Fulton Street and High Street, customers may take the A instead.
  • To/from Brooklyn, customers may take the A or F instead. F trains are rerouted via the C between Jay Street/MetroTech and Euclid Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, Coney Island-bound D trains skip 167th Street, 161st Street and 155th Street due to track maintenance work at 167th Street.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, 205th Street-bound D trains skip 182nd -183rd Sts due to ADA work at Kingsbridge Road.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, D trains run local in both directions between 36th Street and DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn due to work on the Culver Viaduct and tunnel lighting installation.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, there are no F trains between Jay Street/MetroTech and 18th Avenue due to work on the Culver Viaduct and tunnel lighting installation. F service operates in two sections:

  • Between 179th Street and Jay Street/MetroTech, and rerouted via the C to/from Euclid Avenue*
  • Between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and 18th Avenue

Free shuttle buses operate in three sections:

  • Between Jay Street/MetroTech and 18th Avenue, making stops at Church Avenue and Ditmas Avenue only.

  • Between Jay Street/MetroTech and 4th Ave-9th St., making stops at Bergen Street, Carroll Street and Smith-9th Sts.
  • Between 4th Ave-9th St and Church Avenue, making stops at 7th Avenue, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway.

*From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, the F operates to/from Lefferts Blvd., replacing A shuttle service.


At all times until late fall/early winter 2012, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available. Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available. – It’s “late fall” now….


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 and 5 a.m. Monday, December 3, there are no G trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Avenue due to work on the Culver Viaduct and tunnel lighting installation. G service operates in two sections:

  • Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Aves
  • Between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts., every 20 minutes.


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14 Responses to “Weekend service changes impacting 8 subway lines”

  1. Phantom says:

    Any clues on when the R will be fully restored?

    They said it will be back ” in days ” four days ago, and I have heard nothing since then.

    • Nothing more definite than that. Basically they had to repair or replace 300 signals and deal with some switch damage too. Shouldn’t be too long, but I don’t think the R will be stopping at Whitehall right away once it returns.

      • Phantom says:

        Even if it doesn’t stop at Whitehall it will be a major positive step for Brooklyn commuters for and lower Manhattan.

        If the commuters wouldn’t get in the way of the restoration work, I’d open Whitehall asap even if escalators aren’t back yet. Plenty of people incl SI ferry riders would be happy to walk the stairs until repairs are done.

        And again, it would be a huge psyclological boost to have the one train station that is right at Water St reopened.

  2. Jerrold says:

    Does Ben or anybody else have any idea WHY the F train situation in Brooklyn keeps coming back every two or three weekends, and WHEN whatever work is being done will finally be over?

  3. Someone says:

    If the Culver Viaduct, serving the F/G lines, is being maintained this weekend, why is it affecting D service? Why is the D, and only the D, running local, yet the N still runs express? That is something I do not get.

    On a side note, when will the Smith-9th Streets renovation be over? It’s been 2 months into fall now…

    • BenW says:

      Late response, but I think it’s because 4th/9th is not an express stop, and they to use that stop as a collection point for getting people from shuttles onto the subway. If the D runs local, then it’s either no connection or just one more connection to get to any 6th Avenue stops in Manhattan from 4th and 9th; if the D is express, then you catch a 4th Avenue local to Atlantic-Pacific or DeKalb (vague because I’m not sure exactly which trains actually stop where on that line on the weekend these days), and switch there to the D (and still potentially need to switch again at Broadway-Lafayette to get to whichever local stop on the F you were actually aiming for).

      • Someone says:

        Apparently, the IND and BMT owners didn’t consider the fact that 4th Ave-9th Street might actually make a good transfer point…

        But thanks anyway.

        • Andrew says:

          The BMT came first, and there was no reason to expect that station to become a transfer point when the 4th Avenue line was built.

          The IND “owner” was the City of New York, and the IND wasn’t known for facilitating transfers to the private lines. In this case, with the viaduct, an express station might have also been significantly costlier.

  4. Doug says:

    The F and G shutdowns are extremely disruptive. Can any of this work be done late nights? I walked about a mile to the Q to get into Manhattan Sunday – only to have the Q temporarily suspend service into Brooklyn due to a broken rail on the Manhattan bridge. It shouldn’t be this hard to get around.

    • Andrew says:

      Late night shutdowns yield three hours of productive work time. That simply isn’t enough time for many tasks (e.g., anything that requires concrete to cure).

      Not only are they inconvenient for riders, shuttle buses are very expensive to operate, so they’re only used when there’s really no other option. In this case, the shuttle buses connect to both the D/R in the middle and the A/F at the north end, so most shuttle bus rides are relatively short.

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