Jul
11

Cuomo rides the subways, sort of, as weekend work affects 17 lines

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I’ve written extensively about Governor Cuomo’s attitude toward the subways. A self-proclaimed car guy, Cuomo doesn’t seem to understand the importance a healthy transit network plays in the growth and sustainability of New York City and its effect on the New York State economy. And so Cuomo has been unwilling to listen to advocate call for solutions to the MTA’s capital funding gap, and the fear of massive fare hikes or service cuts loom large while low-hanging fruit, such as the Move New York plan, are left in limbo.

To draw attention to the MTA’s funding plights and the pressure record ridership is placing on the system, the Riders Alliance has previously invited Cuomo for a rush-hour subway ride, and the governor has met the invitation with silence. So the advocates took matters into their own hands and dragged Cuomo — or at least a facsimile of him — onto the subway. Take a look at Streetsfilm’s accompanying video. It is an excellent piece of theatrical advocacy. If only the real Cuomo were paying any attention.

Meanwhile, there are weekend changes on every line except the Shuttles and the G train. They follow after the jump.


From 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 23 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.
  • Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 23 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Van Cortlandt Park-242 St bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to 145 St.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station stops.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 4 trains are suspended in both directions Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend, making all station stops. Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 5 service is suspended. Take the 246 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).
  • Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only.
  • For Lexington Av service, transfer between free shuttle buses and 6 trains at Hunts Point Av. Or, transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Pelham Bay Park bound 6 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 11 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd due to Rockaway Blvd station renewal. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd. Transfer between shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 59 St to 125 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Brooklyn-bound C trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St. To/from these stations, take the E instead. Transfer between trains at 42 St-Port Authority, 34 St, W 4 St, or Canal St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Coney Island-Still Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island- Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D or N.
  • From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D or N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D or N.


From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13 Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the E line from Roosevelt Av to W4 St-Wash Sq, and via the A line to Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound J trains run express from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av.


From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, L service operates in two sections:

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Metropolitan Av-bound M trains run express.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, downtown N trains skip 49 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn-bound Q trains skip 49 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Brooklyn-bound R trains skip 49 St.



5 Responses to “Cuomo rides the subways, sort of, as weekend work affects 17 lines”

  1. Larry Greenfield says:

    Legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to fund the MTA capital budget. Problem solved.

    • Brooklynite says:

      That’ll work just as well as the lottery did for funding education.

      • Chet says:

        The lottery does fund education; most people just do not realize how. It is a shell game.

        The state decides that the education budget is $10 billion (I have no idea what the actual number is). The lottery had a profit of $2 billion. That means, that $8 billion of state tax money will go to education.
        If the lottery had a $3 billion profit, than just $7 billion of general tax funds would go to education.
        So the lottery profits do go to education, they just don’t increase the amount budgeted. That is what most people have never understood since it was created in 1967.
        Like I said, a shell game.

        • Brooklynite says:

          That’s my point. The state just has more money to work with for its pet projects, and the education (or MTA) budget is not increased.

          • Justin Samuels says:

            The state has increased funding for charter schools in NYC, and in the early 2000s the state budgeted money for Phase One of the Second Avenue Subway, and the LIRR to Grand Central. Cuomo, an unpopular guy on this forum gave the MTA 1 billion for Penn Station Access.

            As for the MTA Capital budget, they have 18 billion dollars. So they can certain picky and chose what portions of their capital budget they want to move forward now. They will always ask the state, the feds, or the city for additional money as needed. For them to cry broke when they already have over half of what they need is a bit disingenuous. They will eventually get the additional 14 billion.

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