Jan
09

Weekend work affecting eight subway lines, pants

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As the week draws to end, we have some very big news to consider: The viral Pizza Rat video may have been staged. Gothamist’s John Del Signore did the digging and found a few common threads — and rodents — running through some recent viral videos showing particularly aggressive rats in the subway. Is nothing sacred any longer?

In all seriousness, though, we do have some big news to cover as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s whirlwind tour through New York State infrastructure landed at the Transit Museum yesterday where MTA CEO and Chairman Tom Prendergast unveiled a series of state-inspired transit improvement projects. These included some promises to overhaul certain subway stations and a much faster pace of technological adoption (but nothing quite so ambitious as more of the Second Ave. Subway or Triboro RX.). I know many people have lots of questions, and I’ll write these up for a rare weekend post. So be sure to check back on Saturday.

As the week draws to a close, though, this weekend marks the annual No Pants Subway Ride. It’s going to be raining on Sunday so if a wet bum is your thing, by all means, participate. As my only New Years Resolution this year, I promised myself to ignore, rather than hate on, the stunt. You can find details for New York’s ride at Improv Everywhere’s website. As part of an organized protest against the No Pants ride, some New Yorkers have decided to launch the Extra Pants Subway Ride. They’ll wear two pairs of pants instead of none. Whatever floats your boat.

Anyway, if you’re riding the subways this weekend, whether in zero, one or two pairs of pants, here are your service advisories, straight from the MTA. Check signs, listen to announcements, etc.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run express from Willets Point to 74 St-Broadway.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, A trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, from 11 p.m. Saturday, January 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, January 10, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 168 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local in both directions between W 4 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 104 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and January 10, F trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and January 10, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 168 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, E trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St. Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 12:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Queens-bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Brooklyn-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8 to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, and from 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 10, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, Astoria-bound N trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 10, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Hwy.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and January 10, 71 Av-bound R trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St.


From 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and January 10, Queens-bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av.



Categories : Service Advisories

2 Responses to “Weekend work affecting eight subway lines, pants”

  1. Brooklynite says:

    MTA’s proofreader must be on vacation or something.

    “Brooklyn-bound A trains run local in both directions”
    “F trains are rerouted via the F in both directions”

    Given that the above are both for the Fix and Fortify work, which has been going on since forever, you’d think they could get it right…

  2. Ian says:

    That 7 train video is cool, though it sort of highlights the lack of the 10th Ave station with how much time (even at 10x) passes between Hudson Yards and Times Square.

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