Jan
24

Weekend work affecting 11 subway lines

By · Published in 2014

A thumbs-up from then-Mayor Bloomberg on a delayed opening date. (Photo by Benjamin Kabak)

For a Friday in late January, today sure was a busy day. If you missed it, we learned that East Side Access may not be finished until 2021 and could cost $10 billion. Then, as most people’s days drew to a close, we learned that the 7 line extension will be delayed a few months as the escalators and elevators have repeated failed testing. I’ll have more to say about that next week. For now, though, things are not looking good for the MTA’s ability to deliver anything on time.

Meanwhile, there’s weekend work to be done. That, at least, will finish on time.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge City Hall due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.


From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 5 trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to Dyre Avenue line signal modernization. Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St and/or at 149 St-Grand Concourse. 5 service operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Av and E 180 St, every 30 minutes.
  • Between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes.


From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green. Trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 5 trains run every 30 minutes between Dyre Av and E 180 St due to Dyre Ave line signal modernization.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 207 St-bound A trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St, then run local to 59 St, due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Manhattan-bound C trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St and due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, E trains run local in both directions from 36 St to Forest Hills 71-Av due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, E trains are rerouted on the F line in both directions from Roosevelt Av to W 4 St due to Sandy-related electrical work. Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, F trains are suspended from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Av. F service operates between 179 St and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, F trains run local in both directions from 21 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av due to due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 27, L trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track and roadbed maintenance. L service operates in two sections between 8 Av and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy. To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, Ditmars Blvd-bound N trains are rerouted on the D (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Q trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island- Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach due to switch renewal north of Coney Island- Stillwell Av. Q service operates between 57th St-7th Avenue and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.

(Franklin Av)
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Franklin Av Shuttle is suspended due to circuit breaker house work at Prospect Park. Shuttle buses provide alternate service, making station stops at Franklin Av, Park Pl, Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park.



Categories : Service Advisories

7 Responses to “Weekend work affecting 11 subway lines”

  1. Tower18 says:

    What happens if the ongoing C problems at Canal go into the weekend? There will be no uptown local trains along 8th av with the E running on 6th.

    BTW what is going on with that issue at Canal anyway? Also no coverage of the total F shutdown between Jay and Kings Hwy during rush hour Thursday. What was that all about? Can’t find any post-mortem.

    • I think the F shutdown was related to a power failure at Church Ave. that affected the signal systems. I don’t know what’s happening with the C, but if it’s not resolved, it’s not a big deal. Only Spring St. wouldn’t get service.

    • Alex says:

      I’m guessing the F/G debacle was overshadowed by the MNR shutdown. But it was pretty bad. Virtually no communication, only sparse announcements, people left obliviously waiting on the platform at Jay St. Finally they announced you should take the R to Atlantic but they inexplicably closed the down escalator to the R and when I got down there the platform was dangerously overcrowded. People were just standing at the bottom of the stairs and the platform was packed. Then I got to 4th/9th and, again, dangerously overcrowded platform at the middle as people tried to exit for the B61. Total mess. No coverage. God bless the MTA.

  2. NewYorkGuy718 says:

    Why can’t the MTA get these necessary projects completed in a timely fashion? Who is to blame!??? What needs to be done!?

    I typically take the Lexington Ave Line from the Bronx during rush hour and the crush has only been getting worse over the years. We desperately need subway line expansions yet we can’t even get the SAS project finished nor even the damn 7 line extension! I was hoping to utilize Metro North once East Side Access was complete. Guess that won’t be happening for even longer then…

  3. Jordan says:

    This has been irritating me for a while…you do realize it is the guy next to him flashing a thumbs up, not Bloomberg…

    • I was standing right there when I took the photo. It’s definitely Bloomberg’s thumb, and not Michael Horodniceanu’s. Look at how the Dr. H is wearing a white shirt and a blue jacket while the thumb is coming out of a blue shirt and a grey suit jacket — which is exactly what Bloomberg was wearing. It was him.

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