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Weekend work affecting 11 subway lines

by Benjamin Kabak

The more I think about Gov. Cuomo’s decision to award free fares to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sandy, the odder I think it is. Apparently, the logistics haven’t been worked out yet which makes me think that this is being driven entirely by the Governor’s office with little input from the MTA. Additionally, as 50 percent of riders — and likely more from the corridors that will be free — use unlimited ride cards, this is a giveaway of nothing. It’s more and more clear that Cuomo doesn’t understand and doesn’t try to understand New York City’s transit culture.

Here are this weekend’s service advisories.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, there is no 1 trains service between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets. 1 service operates between South Ferry and 137th Street.

  • For service between 137th Street and 168th Street, use free shuttle buses.
  • For service between 168th Street and 191st Street, use the M3 or free shuttle buses.
  • For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, use nearby A stations; transfer between 1 and A trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.
  • For station between 207th Street and 242nd Street, take the A to 207th Street and transfer to free shuttle buses, which make all 1 stops between 207th and 242nd Streets.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, there is no A train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue 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 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and tunnel lighting work south to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M Line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from West 4th Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track tie renewal at 23rd Street, 34th Street-Herald Square and 42nd Street-Bryant Park.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from 21st Street-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue. Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting work south of Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Church Avenue-bound G trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Newkirk Plaza due to due to station renewal work at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 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 26, Sunday October 27 and Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 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.)

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12 comments

Gregory October 26, 2013 - 8:38 am

What do you expect from a limousine liberal like Gov Cuomo? They like free stuff that others pay for and like to take and redistrib without regard to others! Enjoy the free ride!

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Alek October 26, 2013 - 10:22 am

The E/F work might be cancelled. It not posted on the web now.

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asar October 26, 2013 - 4:21 pm

How is the f train gonna be rerouted between queens plaza &21st queensbridge if it is running via the m betweeen 47-50sts and roosevelt av. Is there like some unknown connecter between the 63&53st tunnel in the east river?

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Alek October 26, 2013 - 5:19 pm

It runs to 5th ave 53rd st then it goes to Rock Center. It is same pattern as the M

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asar October 26, 2013 - 6:03 pm

It says the f is running lcl from rock center to roosevelt,but it says from 21st to queens plaza,reroted via the m. There is no connector between21st queensbridge and roosevelt av

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Abba October 26, 2013 - 8:35 pm

I don’t get why A trains can’t run in the rockaways if the work going on is at Grant ave.

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Nathanael October 27, 2013 - 8:45 am

Does Cuomo understand anything? He signed the Republican gerrymander of the state Senate (which means he doesn’t understand politics). He keeps trying to promote fracking (which means he doesn’t understand ecology or agriculture).

We need a Democratic candidate for Governor.

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Bolwerk October 27, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Fuck the Democrats. They selected a candidate based on his name, which is basically the same thing the GOP did with Shrub, without any thought to what his policies might be. And since The Other Party nominated a delusional psycho, they didn’t meaningfully challenge Cuomo on anything either.

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Nathanael October 27, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Palladino, the Republicans For Bestiality Porn Candidate, was a new low, certainly.

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Bolwerk October 27, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Paterson could have beaten that sociopathic clown. And Paterson was a better governor (if crappier politician).

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Brian H October 27, 2013 - 10:25 am

Also Ben – the Montague tunnel closure impacts a lot of people who reached the R by transferring from the N or D at Atlantic-Barclays, or the Q at DeKalb. Riders who actually entered the system using a Brooklyn R-train station often switched to other trains at 59th, 36th, or Atlantic-Barclays. So its really a giveaway to the wrong set of riders altogether.

To say nothing of whether a giveaway is really the right way to commemorate an event that claimed homes, businesses, and lives in the first place.

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Don Anon October 27, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Ben: I appreciate that you didn’t use “impact” as a verb in this weekend work update.

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