Apr
02

Three ways to spend your weekend while work affects 12 subway lines

By · Published in 2016

Weekend subway service changes getting you down? Well, I have some distractions for you. Take a look at these three things you can do to avoid subway service changes.

You could apply to be the Senior Executive Director, Light Rail & Streetcar or, in plain English, be the head of the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar.

If funky odors are more your speed, discover why the Herald Square subway stop smells so bad (and why it’s going to take a while to fix it).

Or perhaps you prefer a dose of history, in which case get ready to ride the Nostalgia Train to Yankee Stadium on Monday in honor of baseball’s Opening Day. The train will depart from the uptown IRT tracks at 42nd St-Grand Central Terminal at 11:30 a.m.

Of course, it’s not that easy, and sometimes you just have to deal with it all. So what’s on tap for this weekend? Take a look, courtesy of the MTA.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, service is suspended between Flatbush Av and Franklin Av. Trains operate between 241 St and Franklin Av, and via the 4 to/from Utica Av, the last stop. Free shuttle buses operate between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av.


From 11:45 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., Friday to Sunday, April 1 to 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 3, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, uptown trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St. Downtown trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, service is suspended between Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service all weekend. Trains operate between E 180 St and Bowling Green.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, uptown trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St. Downtown trains run express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St and from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge.


From 12:15 a.m., Saturday, April 2, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, service is suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza.
Trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Flushing-Main St and Queensboro Plaza. Main St-bound trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.
  • Between Times Sq-42 St and 34 St-Hudson Yards


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, trains run local in both directions between W 4 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, and between 125 St and 168 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 2 to 3, service is suspended between 145 St and 168 St. Take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 2 to 3, trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, trains stop at 135 St in both directions.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, Queens-bound trains skip 14 St and 23 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, Coney Island-bound trains run express from Smith-9 Sts to Church Av.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, Jamaica-bound trains run local from 21 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, service is suspended between Rockaway Pkwy and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Free local and express shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 2, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 3, service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday to Monday, April 2 to 4, the 42 St shuttle operates overnight.



Categories : Service Advisories

3 Responses to “Three ways to spend your weekend while work affects 12 subway lines”

  1. John-2 says:

    A smell of rotten eggs is likely a sign of hydrogen sulfide gas, a byproduct of sewage, according to health experts. In high concentrations, such gas could potentially be poisonous or even explosive, but an MTA spokesman has said there was no safety issue in this case.

    OSHA actually has rules on allowable parts per million of hydrogen sulfide gas (10 ppm). You’d hope that the concentration at 31st and Sixth is a tad lower than that, since OSHA also requires drilling sites where H2S might be present to carry alarm sensors and gas masks for workers in the area. Gassing their passengers on the F train probably wouldn’t be very good PR for the MTA, even if the leak’s the building owner’s fault.

  2. Craig Sheldon says:

    Nice appearance this morning on Today in New York. I wish the news on crowding was better and more realistic – but at least on the 6 line we will see an improvement, if not in December, than sometime in 2017. Next you should do a story on the approval of the Capital Plan but the failure to appropriate more than a sliver of its cost. Classic Cuomo

    • Chris C says:

      Ben has written extensively on the capital plan and the lack of funding including yesterday and the 27th March and numerous times before that.

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