Oct
19

Weekend work impacting 14 subway lines

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Looking for some transit-related things to read or listen to this weekend? Boy, are you in luck. First, check out the archives for The Next Stop Is…, the official podcast of Second Ave. Sagas. Don’t take my word for it though; TimeOut NY named it to their top ten list. Eric and I will have a new episode for you this upcoming Wednesday.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of other ways to find Second Ave. Sagas content. I use Instagram to post photos of scenes from around the city’s transit infrastructure, keep up a robust Twitter feed and maintain a Facebook page as well.

Now onto the service advisories. I crashed earlier than usual last night to fight off a slight cold and didn’t have the opportunity to post these. My apologies.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue. Customers should take the D and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • Customers may transfer between 4 and D trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • For service to or from 167th Street, 170th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, customers may use D service at nearby stations. (Walk or take a cross-town bus between 4 and D stations.)
  • Free shuttle buses operate to and from Bedford Park Boulevard, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn. Shuttle buses connect with the Bedford Park Boulevard D station.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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 Grand Central-42nd Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 19 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and operate local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and Grand Central-42nd Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.

  • Customers should use E, F, N, and Q service between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight.
  • Q service is extended to Ditmars Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.


From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there is no A train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. A trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd.

Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  1. Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.
  2. Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach/JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 207th Street-bound A trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 168th Street-bound C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express Canal Street to 34th Street-Penn Station due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-MetroTech due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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. G service operates in two sections:

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

To connect between F and G service, customers should take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, M service is suspended due to station renewal work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues. Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all stops.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Coney Island bound-N trains are rerouted via the D line in Brooklyn from 36th Street to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20, Q service is extended to and from Ditmars Boulevard due to the 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens. At all other times, Q trains terminate at 57th Street-7th Avenue.

(42nd Street Shuttle)
12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 19, Sunday October 20 and Monday, October 21, the 42nd Street shuttle operates through the night due to 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

(Rockaway Park Shuttle)
From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there is no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. (See A entry.)



Categories : Service Advisories

3 Responses to “Weekend work impacting 14 subway lines”

  1. Tower18 says:

    Regarding the F, why do they keep saying these reroutes are due to work at Church Ave interlocking? There’s no work going on at Church Av today, but there are workers all over 4th Av and Smith/9th

  2. Josh says:

    For the last few weeks the MTA hasn’t been giving the reality — BK bound (A) has actually been running local from 168 to 59 since the track tie renewal construction started. Possibly there’s something else going on the downtown express track between 168 & 145?

    Any idea what the schedule is for that track tie renewal? Rarely have I seen more brutal delays.

  3. Kai B says:

    Also interesting, work is being done on the L, weekend nights only:


    Trains run every 24 minutes
    Late Nights, 12:01 AM to 5 AM, Sat to Mon, Oct 19 – 21
    Note: At 3 Av and 1 Av, all trains board at the 8 Av-bound platform.

    Adapting to the crazy weekend demand, I suppose. I don’t think I’ve ever seen weekend nights-only adjustments before.

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