Jan
25

Recommended reading and the weekend service advisories

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I have a bunch of links for you this weekend that didn’t make into lengthier posts this week. Let’s run ‘em down:

With the TWU still urging a systemwide slowdown, MTA interim Executive Director Tom Prendergast has penned a letter [pdf] formally opposing such a move. “Implementing possible solutions to improving safety rashly and without proper evaluation can potentially create hazards that may result in serious injury and/or death,” he writes. Plus, he says, such a slowdown can reduce system capacity and is against Transit rules. A slowndown would be quite costly, and at Streetsblog, Charles Komanoff ran down the numbers. This fight will continue.

Next up, we have a Crains New York interview with Chris Ward. The former Port Authority head spoke about the challenges facing PATH as it recovers from Sandy. In an odd soundbit, he said, “Sandy knocked the hell out of PATH while the MTA benefited from the fact that it has an aging system that is very mechanical, as opposed to PATH, which is newer and all electric and got fried.” I’m not quite sure what that means, but he has some interesting insights into the state of the system. More on that next week.

Finally, a pair of one-offs: Joe Lhota wants to bring back the commuter tax. Curbed took a look at the Pennsylvania Railroad’s giant Hudson Bridge that never was.

And now, some service advisories for your weekend.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 26, uptown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to 96th Street due to work on a new compressor plant at 91st Street. – Oh, hey there, acknowledgment of the once and former 91st St. station.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 27, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.


From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street in the Bronx.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, uptown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to 96th Street due to work on a new compressor plant at 91st Street.

(Overnights)
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, January 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, January 27 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, downtown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge due to track maintenance at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, uptown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Burnside Avenue due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to 14th Street-Union Square and uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 5 service is suspended. There are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, downtown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge due to track maintenance at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28 (and the next eight weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC. Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

*Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, Manhattan-bound A trains run local from Broadway Junction to Utica Avenue due to elevator work at Utica Avenue.


From 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 11 p.m. Sunday, January 27, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 145th Street due to track maintenance north of 42nd Street and electrical systems installation north of 34th Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, there is no Bronx-bound D service at 34th Street-Herald Square, 42nd Street-Bryant Park, 47th-50th Sts and 7th Avenue due to track maintenance north of 42nd Street and electrical system installation north of 34th Street.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from 47th-50th Sts to Roosevelt Avenue due to station work at Lexington Avenue/63rd Street for SAS project. F trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, Queens-bound N trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 27, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.


From 10:45 p.m. to midnight, Friday, January 25, from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, Queens-bound R trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

(42nd Street Shuttle)(Overnights)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 26, Sunday, January 27 and Monday, January 28, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.



Categories : Service Advisories

13 Responses to “Recommended reading and the weekend service advisories”

  1. Someone says:

    From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 26, uptown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to 96th Street due to work on a new compressor plant at 91st Street. – Oh, hey there, acknowledgment of the once and former 91st St. station.

    So, why exactly is the MTA doing work at an abandoned station?

  2. Larry Littlefield says:

    Bring back the commuter tax? Please. What’s the plan B (or should I say the real plan A) after that goes nowhere?

    I propose that all public services in New York by increased, and all taxes and fees be eliminated, with New York City funded entirely by those who don’t live in New York City. Can I be Mayor now?

    I’m 51 years old, I’ve hard this something for nothing crap for 30 plus years, and my city, state and country (and many of the people, businesses, and NGOs in it) are broke.

  3. Jerrold says:

    TO BEN:

    Leaving aside for now the issue of how long it will TAKE, has there been any indication from the MTA about when the work on South Ferry will even START?

    • Alex C says:

      After assessments are done and plans laid out on how to fix the fundamental problem of the station’s vulnerability. They’re not going to blow money just rebuilding it to what it was before. The MTA wants to fix the waterproofing issue and make the station better prepared to be sealed up in another Sandy-type case.

  4. Alon Levy says:

    Okay, so at $1.5 million per platform face, the one-time cost of platform screen doors is marginally higher than the per year cost of slowing down trains as the TWU prefers.

    • Someone says:

      What? I thought it was $1 million per (island) platform.

      Also, the MTA could buy platform edge doors to make the cost cheaper.

      And trains would be much more crowded if the TWU gets its way, as many trains would have to be cancelled.

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