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Weekend work affecting 14 subway lines

by Benjamin Kabak

While waiting for our gondolas to take you across the East River, I have some weekend service changes for your…enjoyment? More later.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, September 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, September 21, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local from 125 St to Grand Cantral-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 5 trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St. To continue your trip, transfer at 3 Av-138 St to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 19 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.


From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, September 22, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and 74 St-Broadway. EFNR trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza, stopping at Hunters Point Av, 45 Rd-Court House Sq, and Queens Plaza.
  • Between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St-Broadway, stopping at 33 St, 40 St, 46 St, 52 St, 61 St-Woodside, and 69 St.


From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, E trains will operate more frequently between Manhattan and Queens due to work on the 7 Flushing Line. E line customers traveling to Jamaica-Van Wyck, Sutphin Blvd (Air Train JFK), and Jamaica Center, please note that some E trains traveling from Manhattan are rerouted to the Jamaice-179 St F station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy.


From 6:45 a.m. Saturday, September 20 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Church Av to Avenue X.


From 11:45 a.m. Friday, September 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, Church Av-bound G trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, Chambers St-bound J trains run express from Broadway Junction to Myrtle Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, N trains are rerouted via the R line in both directions between Canal St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, N trains are rerouted via the R line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

(42 St Shuttle)
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 20, to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 42 Street Shuttle operates overnight.

(Franklin Av Shuttle)
From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, September 20, Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.

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7 comments

Elvis Delgado September 19, 2014 - 8:41 am

Speaking of weekends, what do you think of the new (post-Montague) subway map, with its chart of Weekend (and late Night) route changes? Is it a case of “too much information” and therefore more confusing/less usable for people unfamiliar with the system? Of will it help tourists, etc. navigate on weekends? [Late nights are probably less of an issue, as people night workers and others who travel from midnight to 6 am probably know the ropes already.]

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tacony September 19, 2014 - 5:03 pm

My only problem is that it oversimplifies to the point of inaccuracy by giving the impression that “late night” means midnight on every service at every station. If you’re waiting for the B train at 11pm it’s already gone, yet the uptown 4 runs express to 125th til 1:30am.

I don’t quite understand why the actual “late night” times aren’t posted in the stations either. I know around when “late night” is because I’m a regular (and a dork who’s looked it up) but most people have no clue.

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Simon September 22, 2014 - 10:57 am

Some stations have exact times (e.g. Penn Station/8 Av has signs telling you that the A stops at the local platform after 10:29pm) but it’s not consistent throughout the system. Countdown clocks have helped a lot at stations that have them (you can see whether the next 2 train will be on the local or express track) but better information is needed in the rest of the system.

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alek September 19, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Don’t forget that the LIRR is cross-honoring service only between Woodside and Penn Station.

It will be interesting to see how the new equipment in the tubes can handle all 3 Broadway lines without screwing up.

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bigbellymon4 September 20, 2014 - 2:40 am

the MTA is still testing the tube to make sure that is performs up to par and sending all 3 Broadway lines through the tube will test how the equipment can handle train traffic.

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Brooklyn Cowbell Guy September 22, 2014 - 7:39 am

I think they rerouted the N & Q so they could do maintenance on he Manhattan Bridge

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Tower18 September 22, 2014 - 8:45 am

I would assume we’ll see lots of this in the coming weeks, as with the Montague Tube closed for over a year, there hasn’t been any opportunity to take the South side of the Manhattan Bridge out of service for maintenance.

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