Aug
02

Montague’s end and weekend work on 13 subway lines

By · Published in 2013

In just a little bit, the last R trains will make their ways through the Montague Tube before the MTA shuts it down until late 2014. At that ribbon-cutting, someone else who isn’t Michael Bloomberg will be mayor, and the 7 line will serve the Hudson Yards area. We’ll know more about the MTA’s next five-year capital plan, and we’ll be just four months away from the next fare hike.

I had a bit more on the R train earlier today, and tonight, on my way home from work, I ran across the sign you see above. The MTA has done an admirable job warning people of the impending shutdown, but that sign is…a bit of a challenge to comprehend in a snap. Lcl wkdys indeed.

Anyway, the rest of the weekend service changes.


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

  1. Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  2. Between 148th Street (3) station and Flatbush Avenue

Free shuttle buses operate in three segments:

  1. Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street only
  2. Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse only
  3. Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 135th Street only

Note: 5 service is suspended between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.


From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 4, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to statin rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse and rail repairs in the Harlem River tube.
5 service operates in two sections:

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

Customers should use 2 trains and free shuttle buses. Take the 2 between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street. Take the 149th Street shuttle bus between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Note: 5 trains from Manhattan skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse; no 2 service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to electrical work at Elder Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, downtown A trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, downtown C trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Coney Island-bound D trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Streets to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project. F trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, there is no G train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue. G trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue. There is no G service at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square.

Free shuttle buses operate on two routes:

  1. Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square
  2. Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

  • G trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Avenue
  • L trains and shuttle buses at Lorimer Street
  • E and 7 trains and shuttle buses at Court Square


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 4, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to switch renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street. J trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
  • Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M line to/from Metropolitan Avenue.

L trains provide connecting service via Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Broadway Junction. Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue, making stations stops at Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciusko Street. Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 4, M service is suspended due to station renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation a Kosciusko Street. Customers should take the J train making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue. (See J entry.)

Note: At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

(Montague Tubes Closed)
At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 2 until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

  • No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Newkirk Plaza due to track panel work at Sheepshead Bay. Note: At all times until December 2013, Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.


From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.



Categories : Service Advisories

14 Responses to “Montague’s end and weekend work on 13 subway lines”

  1. Brian says:

    How come they didn’t go with the white signs they usually use for this sort of thing?

    • Lady Feliz says:

      Probably because it’s work that is semi-permanent (over a year). Boy, the MTA is sounding like a 12-year-old girl texting her BFF! When did “Lcl wkdys & eves” become standard signage? What, the MTA can’t make the type face a bit smaller or the sign a bit larger to accommodate “Local weekdays & evenings”? I’m sure tourists, especially non-English speaking ones, must read these signs and be utterly confused. As a native NYer who has ridden the “R” train for 35 years, even I was a bit off-put and had to read it twice.

      • Andrew says:

        A smaller typeface would probably run afoul of ADA. (Those signs used to have much more detailed information, in much smaller type, but ADA killed that.) And the signs are already quite wide already – I don’t know if the sign shop can deal with anything wider.

        I do question the inclusion of the advice to use the N specifically at night to connect with the R shuttle. The same advice applies during the day, except on weekends, yet daytime riders aren’t given any sort of advice on reaching Bay Ridge.

        • Chuck says:

          Agreed on the issue of width of the signs. I saw these the other day and they are just thin metal signs that cover the original message (which I will assume will reappear when Montague comes back in a year or so).

          They do extend beyond the original sign length, but not by much, and I would imagine that they would flap in the breeze of a passing train if they were extended any more. Accommodating for a larger sign would mean widening the hangers and they probably would have to be installed 4 weeks ahead of time instead of 1 week. Imagine the complaining if that were the case.

          Look at the bright side, Ben, at least they didn’t have to abbreviate the word “platform.” 😀

        • Phantom says:

          Andrew

          I don’t know.

          You see smaller typeface of PATH and SEPTA signs all the time, and they seem to do just fine by ADA. The kooky abbreviations are just oart of the general incompetence in signage. Its not just an MTA problem, you see bad, confusing signs everywhere. I don’t understand why clarity is so hard for these people.

  2. Phantom says:

    LF

    Boy are you spot on

    The MTA is so inompetent at service change signage in general

    Us locals do figure out the dopey abbreviations and conventions , that no other organizations would use,, but pity the visitor indeed

  3. martindelaware says:

    MTA sgng just fine. Wht evryn cmplg abt? Kpng sgns shrt to save mny fr 2nd Ave subwy Phs 2.

  4. John-2 says:

    To be fair, at least the ‘Lcl’ dates back to the original BMT Standards’ rollsigns, when they first built the Montague Tunnel. No placards in those cars to “Follow us on Twitter for latest construction updates,” and they did sub apostrophes for the vowels.

  5. Clarke says:

    Will there be an updated map showing the lack of service?

  6. DF says:

    Free advice for the MTA:

    Weekdays & eves: Local to Whitehall St.
    Wkends: via Manh Bridge to Bay Ridge-95 St
    Late nite: Take (N) to 36 St, Bklyn, for (R)

  7. Spiderpig says:

    You don’t need eves. Spell out local and weekdays instead.

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