Sep
13

Weekend work impacting 14 subway lines

By · Published in 2013

Busy week, huh? Tom Prendergast began a year-long push for capital funding while, across the river, New Jersey seems primed to extend PATH to Newark airport. The MTA, meanwhile, wants to make buses sexier or at least more appealing to Millennials (and everyone else).

Anyway, here are the weekend changes. Ride safely.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 trains run express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street.
  • 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street.

Overnight note: Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street during the overnight hours.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.


From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, September 14 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge, and every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to rail work north of Whitlock Avenue.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there are no D trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Herald Square due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge. Customers should take the F, N, Q, R or special shuttle train instead. D service operates as follows:

  1. Between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center (express between 36th Street and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center)
  2. Between 34th Street-Herald Square and 205th Street
  3. Special shuttle trains operate every 20 minutes between Grand Street and West 4th Street, stopping at Broadway-Lafayette.
  • For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers may take the N, Q, or R. Transfer between the D and N, Q, R trains at 34th Street-Herald Square and /or Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.
  • For West 4th Street and Broadway-Lafayette Street, customers should take the F instead. Transfer between D and F trains is available at 34th Street-Herald Square.
  • For Grand Street, customers may take the shuttle train and transfer between trains at Broadway Lafayette. Or use the N, Q, or R at the nearby Canal Street station.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, to 5 a.m. September 16, E trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between Roosevelt Avenue and West 4th Street due to a Sandy-related survey of the 53rd Street tube.

  • E trains travel via the 63rd Street and 6th Avenue corridors, stopping at F stations.
  • Free shuttle buses run between Court Square-23rd Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no G train service between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking. Customers should take the F instead. To connect between F and G service, customers should 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no L train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves due to track tie renewal at Graham Avenue. L trains operate in two sections:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street
  • Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Rockaway Parkway

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14 and 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, N trains run local in both directions between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street in Brooklyn due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 57th St-7th Ave-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Highway due to track panel and roadbed work south of Kings Highway.


12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no R train service between 59th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge. Customers should take the N instead. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 59th Street.



Categories : Service Advisories

7 Responses to “Weekend work impacting 14 subway lines”

  1. Josh K says:

    That D train work is a killer!!

  2. Alek says:

    I noticed for the E train work it might be the next tube to be part of the fix and fortify project.

    Good thing that they are sending out shuttle buses instead of forcing riders to take the R local.

  3. David Brown says:

    Between the Church Ave Interlcking, Queens Blvd and the renewal of Stations in South Brooklyn, they are putting a lot of time and money into the F Train. I would hope Bergen St and an F Train Express might follow as well. Also while
    working on the Rutgers Tunnel, fix up the East Broadway Station, that Station is disgusting.

    • John-2 says:

      F express in Brooklyn faces the same problem it faced 40 years ago in that the majority of the stops with high passenger use are the Park Slope-Carroll Gardens local stations, and as long as the Chrystie cut to the Willie B is in use, there’s no track space for another service between B’way-Lafayette and 47th-50th Streets.

      Culver viaduct express service may have to wait until that distant day in the far future when Phase III of the SAS is completed, and if the MTA opts to tie at least a branch of the line into the Rutgers Tunnel at Houston-Second Avenue.

      • Alex says:

        With all that work, it’s a shame they didn’t/don’t plan to put switches in near 7th Ave. Seems like a lot of track work down by Church Ave impacts stops way back up the line since you can’t switch over any sooner than just ahead of 4th/9th. Come to think of it, why did they had to bypass Bergen, Carroll, and Smith this past weekend?

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