Apr
06

Weekend work impacting 17 subway lines

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A reminder: On Tuesday, I’m hosting another Problem Solvers session at the Transit Museum. Larry Gould, a Senior Director, Operations Analysis in the Operations Planning division of MTA New York City Transit, will be my guest, and he and I will be talking FASTRACK. Find out what it’s all about. Details and an RSVP right here.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 1 trains run express from Chambers Street to 14th Street due to conduit and track work south of 14th Street.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there is no 2 train service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. 2 service operates in two sections:

  • Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • Between 148th Street 3 station and Flatbush Avenue

Free shuttle buses operate in three segments:

  • Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street only
  • Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse only
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 135th Street only


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 2 trains run express from Chambers Street to 14th Street due to conduit and track work south of 14th Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. 5 service operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes

Customers should use 2 trains and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Take the 2 between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street.
  • Take the 149th Street bus shuttle between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 5 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there is no A train service between 168th Street and 207th Street due to station painting at 175th Street. A service operates between 168th Street and Lefferts Blvd and between 168th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between 168th Street and 207th Street, making stops at 175th, 181st , 190th and Dyckman Street
  • Between 168th and 190th Street making stops at 175th Street and 181st Street only


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, Queens-bound A trains run local from Hoyt-Schermerhorn to Utica Avenue due to ADA work at Utica Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown A trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, there are no C trains between 145th Street and 168th Street due to station painting at 175th Street. Customers should take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, downtown C trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there are no downtown D trains at 7th Avenue, 47th-50th Sts, 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 34th Street-Herald Square due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Sts. Downtown D trains are rerouted via the C from 145th Street to West 4th Street. D service operates in two sections:

  • Between 205th Street and the 2nd Avenue F station
  • Between West 4th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 8, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street. (See R entry for travel information.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, Manhattan-bound E trains run local from Union Turnpike to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway Project.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown (Manhattan-bound) F trains run local from Union Turnpike to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.


From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 7, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation from Cypress Hills to north of 121st Street. Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck.

  • J trains operate between Chambers Street and Broadway Junction
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown (Manhattan-bound) N trains are rerouted via the D from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to pier repair at 15th and 17th Avenue bridges.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 8, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) N trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown (Manhattan-bound) Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to track tie replacement north of Kings Highway.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) R trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street.

  • No Brooklyn-bound N or R trains at City Hal, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.
  • Customers may use the 4 or F trains at nearby stations.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

  • To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.
  • From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.


From 9 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 4 a.m. Monday, April 8, there is no SIR service between the St. George Terminal and Clifton stations due to maintenance and repair work. Free shuttle buses operate between the St. George and Clifton stations.

  • Shuttle buses at St George Station leave from the Skyway
  • Shuttle buses at Clifton Station leave from Bay Street and Norwood Avenue


From 10 a.m. Friday, April 5 until Friday, July 12, one stairway at the Stapleton Station will be closed due to platform construction work. Customers must use the stairway at Prospect Street for access to and from Stapleton Station.



Categories : Service Advisories

14 Responses to “Weekend work impacting 17 subway lines”

  1. anon says:

    who wants to guess we’ll se ceo announcement this week?
    I can smell it in the air….

  2. Jerrold says:

    Today, I went down to South Ferry just to see for myself how it now looks.
    Well, of course it’s great that the #1 service is back there again, but there are two observations that I feel like sharing:

    I was surprised that the escalators inside the ferry terminal (NOT the subway escalators) are still not back in service this long after Hurricane Sandy. The printed signs attributing the problem to Sandy are still up.

    Also, I wonder if that boarded-up area along the west wall of the downstairs part of the ferry terminal will become another subway entrance.

    • Jerrold says:

      P.S.

      From the MTA website:

      “As a reminder, the old South Ferry Station only allows for the first five cars of a train to platform.”

      This is the first time that I ever saw
      “platform” used as a verb! LOL
      (Or were a few words accidentally omitted?)

      • Nick Ober says:

        Metro-North seems comfortable using platform as a verb on a daily basis so I don’t think it was a mistake.

        • Jerrold says:

          Hmmm,that’s interesting.

          • Ryan says:

            From Merriam-Webster:

            Definition of PLATFORM
            1: plan, design

            2: a declaration of the principles on which a group of persons stands; especially : a declaration of principles and policies adopted by a political party or a candidate

            3a (1) : a usually raised horizontal flat surface; especially : a raised flooring (2) : a device or structure incorporating or providing a platform; especially : such a structure on legs used for offshore drilling (as for oil) b : a place or opportunity for public discussion

            4 a : a usually thick layer (as of cork) between the inner sole and outer sole of a shoe b : a shoe having such a sole

            5a : a vehicle (as a satellite or aircraft) used for a particular purpose or to carry a usually specified kind of equipment b : operating system; also : the computer architecture and equipment using a particular operating system

            Never says anything about usage as a verb.

            I don’t think NYCS and MNRR are using the word correctly.

            • anon says:

              “we apologize for the unavoidable delay”
              is no longer an announcement because it is grammatically incorrect. You can’t apologize for something that you can’t avoid. So the pint is if you bark loud enough about them abusing the word platform they will listen to you

              • Matthias says:

                That’s a problem with word choice, not grammar.

                As for the use of “platform” as a verb, I have heard it enough that I thought it was common usage. Interesting to see that it’s not in most dictionaries. Maybe it’s following the broader trend of using nouns as verbs.

      • Phantom says:

        incompetent use of language

      • Bolwerk says:

        There isn’t any need to giggle when you run into use of a word you aren’t familiar with. Among other things, it’s a term of art, one that should come up fairly frequently if you pay attention to the transit world.

        And shortening “pulling up next to the platform” to “platforming” is much more concise, saves everyone time, and is perfectly understandable.

    • The Cobalt Devil says:

      Those escalators have been trouble since Day 1. They were originaly bought for a dept store that cancelled their order, and are not made to run 24/7. The DOT bought them on the cheap, and they’ve been breaking down ever since. Why the DOT bought escalators to run 24/7 in a terminal that sees action once every half-hour most of the day is silly, especially the down escalators. The escalators at the new (and now “temporarily” closed) South Ferry IRT station ran very slow until pedestrians set off a trip signal when entering the escalator, then they would work up to normal speed in a few seonds. Saves $$ on electricity ad maintenance. The DOT needs to replace these escalators NOW and buy some 21st Century “smart” escalators.

      • Jerrold says:

        OK, I see your point about the down escalators, but passengers are ARRIVING at the terminal constantly, at least in the daytime.

        Now if Sandy is only being used as an excuse, for those escalators being out of order, then there really should be some publicity about it.
        Look how the demands from Staten Island politicians pushed the MTA to put back the old South Ferry subway station, and to do it damn fast.

        • The Cobalt Devil says:

          Unfortunately, anytime Staten Islanders need the city to do ANYTHING right, they have to scream until they’re blue in the face. It really gets tiring after a while, especially after working 8 hours in Manhattan and having a 60-90 min commute each way. I finally gave up and left completely.

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