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G train video, weekend work affecting 10 subway lines

By · Published in 2014

In a little bit more than a week, G train service between Queens and Brooklyn will resume. Riders won’t notice many changes, but the MTA wants its customers to know what work is proceeding apace. The agency released this video yesterday to highlight the construction. Take a peak. The rest of this weekend’s light service changes follows.


From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, August 24, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local from 125 St to Grand Cantral-42 St due to CPM cable work south of 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Av to Parkchester due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech W 4 St Wash Sq, then run local to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to CPM air quality testing and preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech W 4 St Wash Sq, due to CPM air quality testing and preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Coney Island- Stillwell Av-bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to MOW rail and plate renewal south of 36 St.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, E trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, and MOW track maintenance and rail repairs between Queens Plaza and 65 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, F trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, and MOW track maintenance and rail repairs between Queens Plaza and 65 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, N trains are suspended between Lexington Av/59 St and Queensboro Plaza due to MOW track and plate work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza. Take the 7 train for service between Manhattan and Queens.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Sheepshead Bay due to MOW track work at Sheepshead Bay.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Q trains are suspended between 57 St-7 Av and Times Sq-42 St due to MOW track and plate work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza. Take the NR instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, R service is extended to Jamaica-179 St due to MOW Jamaica Yard lead switch reconstruction.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, R trains are rerouted on the F line both directions between Manhattan and Queens due to work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza.



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5 Responses to “G train video, weekend work affecting 10 subway lines”

  1. Brett says:

    Does the “preparation for hurricane sandy” work mean that the A/C Cranberry Street tunnel is next for fix and fortify closure?

    • alek says:

      Yes. According to the reports that when the R tunnel reopens then they will focus on the A/C and the F tunnels. Said it not much work is required mostly on the weekends.

      • Tim says:

        Wow, based on the cost estimates for tunnel repairs it looks like L train riders are in for a treat (lengthy shutdown). Ben, any chance you can get the MTA to comment on these cost estimates or timelines for each tunnel project?

        Greenpoint (G): $75 – 100M, nearly complete
        Montague (R): $200 – 200M, nearly complete
        Steinway (7): $15 – 20M, nearly complete

        Cranberry and Rutgers Tunnels (A,C,F): $125 – 150M, 98% designed
        Clark Street (2,3): $75 – 100M, 80% designed
        53rd street (E,F,M,R): $50 – 80M, 40% designed
        Canarsie (L): $200 – 300M, 20% designed
        Joralemon (4,5): $50 – 80M, 15% designed

        Source: MTA Capital Program Oversight Committee Presentation, April 2014

  2. Phantom says:

    Haven’t heard anything on the Montague tunnel for a few months.

    Is it still on ” track ” for an October re-opening?

    I’d like to see an update video on this project.

    Will the rebuilt Montague tunnel have any form of barrier to prevent the next flood from ruining the tunnel again?

    I now typically transfer at Borough Hall for the 2/3 on my way to work in lower Manhattan, but I so look forward to the return of the luxury of a one seat ride from Bay Ridge to the financial district.

  3. Stan says:

    With the Montague R train Tunnel slated for reopening on October 2, 2014, i expect the south side of the manhattan bridge to face frequent closures to allow for major repairs to be made (ones that weren’t done in 2013-2014) due to the R train rerouting via the Manhattan Bridge; Guess we’ll be seeing a lot of N Q service via Whitehall St after the R tunnel reopens

    Montague R train tunnel’s reopening is LONG OVERDUE; there have been several disruptions to Manhattan Bridge service, which could have diverted all bridge service to the open side of the bridge and diverting Broadway Line trains to the R tunnel.

    As for 53 St tunnel repair work, all weekend/late night E and M train service will probably run via the 63 St/6 Av Lines for a long time.

    For Joralemon St/Clark St tunnels, when one tube is closed, additional service will have to be provided through the other tunnel

    Clark St Tunnel Closure: 2 trains operating only north of Chambers St (or rerouted to South Ferry); No 3 trains south of 34 St-Penn Station (or 14 St/Chambers St if the 2 train runs to South Ferry)
    Joralemon St Tunnel Closure: 4 trains operating only north of Brooklyn Bridge; No 5 trains south of Grand Central

    For Rutgers/Cranberry St tunnels, it will probably be a dual-effort in which A C F trains Manhattan-bound will run via one tunnel and return to Brooklyn via the opposite tunnel

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