May
03

Weekend work impacting 13 subway lines

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In a few weeks, the MTA is going to shut down the L train between for necessary repairs, and local politicians aren’t happy. While no time is good for a line shutdown, the looming weekends — Memorial Day and later June 15-17 during the Northside Festival — come at particularly bad times for local businesses, and this isn’t the first time the MTA has dealt with this issue.

Last year, a group of officials urged the MTA to schedule L shutdowns during off-weekends. In other words, when New Yorkers are eying the Williamsburg area, don’t cut off the easiest subway service. The MTA acknowledged taking these factors into consideration but seem to have ignored them this year. So the politicians sent this letter protesting to the MTA. The agency has yet to issue a statement in response, but it’s an interesting point to debate.

“We understand,” the letter says, “that planned maintenance to the subway system is essential and shutdown dates will never be ideal, but it is very important that the MTA follow through on its commitment to community engagement and reschedule these shutdowns.” So let me post this question: Should the MTA pay better heed to community input when scheduling these service changes? I think so, but then again, no weekend is every good for a line shutdown.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, there is no 1 train service between 168th Street and 242nd Street due to platform and canopy edge work from 181st Street to 242nd Street.

  • For service between 168th Street and 191st Street, customers may use the M3 or free shuttle bus.
  • For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, customers may use the nearby A stations; transfer between the 1 and the A at 59th Street-Columbus Circle or 168th Street.
  • For stations between 207th Street and 242nd Street, customers may take the A to 207th Street and transfer to free shuttle buses which make all 1 station stops between 207th Street and 242nd Street.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2 trains operate in two sections due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road:

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

2 trains from Flatbush Avenue are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, uptown (Woodlawn-bound) 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, May 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to Brooklyn Bridge and uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to due to signal work and testing at 42nd Street-Grand Central and 14th Street-Union Square.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 5 service is suspended due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Customers may take the 2 and/or 4 trains. For service between:

  • Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, customers may take the 2 instead (the 2 operates between Dyre Avenue and Flatbush Avenue during this time).
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, customers may take the 4 instead.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, Main Street-bound 7 trains skip 33rd, 40th, 46th, 52nd and 69th Sts due to installation of signal cables and track tie work.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) A trains run local from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to West 4th Street, then are rerouted via the F line to Jay Street-MetroTech due to manhole and tube surveys south of Chambers Street.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, uptown (Manhattan-bound) A trains run express from Euclid Avenue to Broadway Junction due to tie block renewal at Euclid Avenue.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) C trains are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to manhole and tube surveys south of Chambers Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, uptown (Manhattan-bound) C trains run express from Euclid Avenue to Broadway Junction due to tie block renewal at Euclid Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, downtown E trains run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Canal Street due to manhole and tube surveys south of Chambers Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 4 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 5 to 5 a.m. Monday May 6, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to conduit work at Steinway Street.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, Jamaica Center-bound E and Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.


From 11 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, there is no G train service between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to tie block renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. Customers should take the F instead. For F service, customers may take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech. G service operates in two sections:

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


From 12:45 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 4, J service operates in two sections due to escalator replacement at Bowery:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Essex Street
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every 20 minutes.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, N trains are rerouted via the R in both directions between Canal Street and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center due to NYC DOT work on the Manhattan Bridge. N trains will stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue in Queens due to station painting at 30th Avenue.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, uptown (Queens-bound) N trains run local in Brooklyn from 59th Street to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center due to NYC DOT work on the Manhattan Bridge.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, Q trains are rerouted via the R line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to NYC DOT work on the Manhattan Bridge. Q trains will stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 4 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 5 to 5 a.m. Monday May 6, uptown (57thStreet-7th Avenue-bound) Q trains stop at 49th Street due to station painting at 30th Avenue.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) R trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to conduit work at Steinway Street.



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4 Responses to “Weekend work impacting 13 subway lines”

  1. Jerrold says:

    At least finally the re-opened South Ferry station will also be open on the weekend. If I am remembering correctly, it was open for the first weekend after the re-opening, but
    then it was closed on the two weekends after that.

  2. Sunny says:

    I never heard anything about these L shutdowns…what are the closure limits? Bway Jct to 8 Av?

  3. Alek says:

    Hopefully the Whitehall tube can hold up with the N and Q service.

  4. Alex says:

    While no weekend is good to shut down an entire line, the two picked seem especially ill-timed considering the agreements MTA/NYCT made last year.

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