Archive for Service Advisories

Hot town, summer in the city. Nothing rings true more than the Lovin’ Spoonful’s lyric right about it. It’s stifling in New York, and I’ve fled to the slightly cooler climes of the Berkshires for the weekend. If you’re stuck in our concrete jungle this weekend, head to the beach. Find some shade. See a movie. Stay cool.

But if you’re going anywhere, pay attention to the service advisories. As always, these are courtesy of the MTA and may change without warning. Check signs; listen to announcements. We’ll talk buses and new fare payment systems next week, and on Monday, expect an update on the status of the Second Ave. Subway. The MTA’s board committee meeting materials for this week’s sessions have a big old gap where the project’s update should be. Is it a sign of delay? Whatever the reason, the MTA is keeping this one tight-lipped this week.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 23 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24 2 trains operate in two sections: between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St, then via the 5 to/from Eastchester-Dyre Av, and between E 180 St and Wakefield-241 St. To continue your trip, transfer at E 180 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 23 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, E 180 St-bound 2 trains run express from Wakefield-241 St to E 180 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 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. Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the dnq or r. Transfer between the 46 and nqr at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. Transfer between the D, N, Q and R and 2/3 at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. For service to/from Wall St and Bowling Green, use the r train. For service to/from Fulton St and between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3 instead. For service between Franklin Av and Crown Hts-Utica Av, take the 3 instead. For service between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av, take free shuttle buses.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 5trains are suspended in both directions between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St. For stations between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, take the 4 or 6. Transfer between 5 and 46 trains at Grand Central-42 St. For service to Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby rstations at Cortlandt St, Rector St, or Whitehall St. Transfer between 4/6 and R trains at Canal St, or transfer between 5 and r trains at 59 St-Lexington Av. As a reminder, 4 service is suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Av all weekend.


From 3:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, and from 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July, 23 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 5 shuttle trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 instead.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 23 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park. For service to Castle Hill Av, Zerega Av, Westchester Sq, Middletown Rd, and Buhre Av, take the Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 to Pelham Bay Park and transfer to a Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6. From these stations, take a Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 to Parkchester and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Pelham Bay Park and 3 Av-138 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, A trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech. To/from Spring St, Canal St, and Chambers St, take the e instead via transfer at W 4 St. To/from Fulton St, take the j instead via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts f station. Or, use the E at nearby World Trade Center station; transfer between trains at W 4 St-Wash Sq. To/from High St, use the nearby York St F station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, downtown A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, A trains are suspended in both directions between Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between Rockaway Blvd and Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 104 St and 111 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, A trains run local in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 23, and Sunday July 24, C trains are rerouted on the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 23, and Sunday July 24, downtown C trains run express 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, E trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4-St Wash Sq.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, E trains run local in both directions in Queens.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 23, and Sunday July 24, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains run express from Astoria Blvd to Queensboro Plaza.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday July 23, and Sunday July 24, Rockaway Park Shuttle service is replaced by a service.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (1)

Next week, I’ll tackle the MTA’s new fare payment plans and a familiar name entering with a familiar technology. It certainly would be something if, after all these years, the MTA ends up adopting this technology, but that’s a conversation for next week.

If you’re looking for some weekend reading, the city named Adam Giambrone the head of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, and New York Magazine published quite the profile. Giambrone, as city officials assured me, is certainly an expert in planning streetcars, but he carries with him some scandal-plagued years in Toronto. He also doesn’t seem quite familiar with New York City and will be thrown into the fire of a tempestuous project that many are eying skeptically for a variety of reasons.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of weekend service changes to go around. As always, these come to me from the MTA and may change without notice. Check signs; listen to announcements; stay out of the heat.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 1 and 2/3 trains at Times Sq-42 St or 14 St. Transfer between 2/3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 16 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17 2 trains operate in two sections: between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St, then via the 5 to/from Eastchester-Dyre Av, and between E 180 St and Wakefield-241 St. To continue your trip, transfer at E 180 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 16 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, E 180 St-bound 2 trains run express from Wakefield-241 St to E 180 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 3 service operates to/from New Lots Av, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the D, N, Q or R. Transfer between the 4/6 and N/Q/R at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. Transfer between the D/N/Q/R and 2/3 at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. For service to/from Wall St and Bowling Green, use the R train. For service to/from Fulton St and between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3 instead. For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3 instead, running all weekend.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St. For stations between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge- City Hall, take the 4 or 6. Transfer between 5 and 4/6 trains at Grand Central-42 St. For service to Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby R stations at Cortlandt St, Rector St, or Whitehall St. Transfer between 4/6 and R trains at Canal St, or transfer between 5 and R trains at 59 St-Lexington Av. As a reminder, 4 service is suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Av all weekend, until 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18.


From 3:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, and from 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July, 16 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 5 shuttle trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 instead.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 16 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park. For service to Castle Hill Av, Zerega Av, Westchester Sq, Middletown Rd, and Buhre Av, take the Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 to Pelham Bay Park and transfer to a Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6. From these stations, take a Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 to Parkchester and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Pelham Bay Park and 3 Av-138 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 16 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Main St-bound 7 trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Mets-Willets Point.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, A trains are suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 St. a service operates between 168 St and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • On Broadway, between 168 St and 207 St, making stops at 175 St, 181 St, 190 St, and Dyckman St.
  • On Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St, making stops at 175 St and 181 St. Transfer between trains and buses at 168 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, A trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech. To/from Spring St, Canal St, and Chambers St, take the e instead via transfer at W 4 St. To/from Fulton St, take the J instead via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts F station. Or, use the E at nearby World Trade Center station; transfer between trains at W 4 St-Wash Sq. To/from High St, use the nearby York St F station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, downtown A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, A trains run local in both directions between 168 St and 145 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, A trains run local in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 16, and Sunday July 17, C trains are suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St. Take the a instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 16, and Sunday July 17, downtown C trains run express 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 16, and Sunday July 17, C trains are rerouted on the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains stop at 23 St and 14 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Jay St-MetroTech to 4 Av-9St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A and F trains provide alternate service. G trains will operate in two sections between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, L trains are suspended in both directions between Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Free local shuttle buses provide alternate service between Rockaway Pkwy and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs, stopping at East 105 St, New Lots Av, Livonia Av, Sutter Av, Atlantic Av, Broadway Junction, Bushwick Av-Aberdeen St, Wilson Av, and Halsey St. Free express shuttle buses serve Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy, Broadway Junction, and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs only, days and evenings. Transfer between free shuttle buses and L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. For service to/from Manhattan, consider the A/C or J trains via transfer between trains and buses at Broadway Junction.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 36 St-bound N trains will stop at 53 St and 45 St.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (2)

Courtesy of Jessica Leibowitz and Gothamist, your New York City moment of zen:

As always, these come to me from the MTA. They may be incomplete or inaccurate. Check listings at your local station and listen to announcements on trains as you ride.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 1 and 2/3 trains at Times Sq-42 St or 14 St. Transfer between 2/3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.


From 4:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, July 10, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains skip Jackson Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between E 180 St/149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green days and evenings only. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St making all station stops.


From 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 instead. Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 5 trains run every 20 minutes. Trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 9 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park. To Castle Hill Av, Zerega Av, Westchester Sq, Middletown Rd, and Buhre Av, take the Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 to Pelham Bay Park and transfer to a Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6. From these stations, take a Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 to Parkchester and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Pelham Bay Park and 3 Av-138 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, A trains are suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 St. A service operates between 168 St and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • On Broadway, between 168 St and 207 St, making stops at 175 St, 181 St, 190 St, and Dyckman St.
  • On Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St, making stops at 175 St and 181 St. Transfer between trains and buses at 168 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, A trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech in both directions. To/from Spring St, Canal St, and Chambers St, take the E instead via transfer at W 4 St. To/from Fulton St, take the J instead via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts F station. Or, use the E at nearby World Trade Center station; transfer between trains at W 4 St. To/from High St, use the nearby York St F station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, downtown A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, A trains run local in both directions between 168 St and 145 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, A trains run local in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 9, and Sunday July 10, C trains are suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St. Take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 9, and Sunday July 10, downtown C trains run express 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


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


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Jay St-MetroTech to Church Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A and F trains provide alternate service. G trains will operate in two sections between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (0)

Not a bad weekend’s slate of work for a three-day break. Enjoy your 4th. Travel safely.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2 service operates in two sections:

  • Between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St, and via the 5 to/from Eastchester-Dyre Av.
  • Between E 180 St and Wakefield-241 St. To continue your trip, transfer at E 180 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, E 180 St-bound 2 trains run express from Wakefield-241 St to E 180 St. To Nereid Av, 233 St, 225 St, 219 St, Burke Av, Allerton Av, Pelham Pkwy, and Bronx Park East, take the Bx39 bus (days and evenings). Or take the E 180 St-bound 2 to Gun Hill Rd or E 180 St and transfer to a Wakefield-241 St-bound 2. From these stations, take a Wakefield-241 St-bound 2 to Gun Hill Rd or Wakefield-241 St and transfer to an E 180 St-bound 2.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, uptown 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 3:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2 and from 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 2 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 5 Shuttle service is replaced by the 2 between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2, and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, uptown 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to 3 Av-138 St.


From 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, downtown A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2, and July 3, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday July 2, and Sunday July 3, downtown C trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted via the C line from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains stop at 23 St and 14 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Jay St-MetroTech to Church Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 4, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A and F trains provide alternate service. G trains will operate in two sections between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (5)
A nine-stop extension of the late-night R train shuttle into Manhattan will launch later this year.

A nine-stop extension of the late-night R train shuttle into Manhattan will launch later this year.

As part of the planning for the Second Ave. Subway, the MTA heard from numerous riders of the BMT Broadway line, and a good number voiced complaints about late-night R train service. Overnight, the R runs only as a shuttle from 36th St. in Brooklyn to Bay Ridge, and according to agency numbers, around 1800 of the 1900 riders are transferring from a subway line that reaches Atlantic Ave. or Manhattan. Come the fall, the R train shuttle will be a bit more useful as the MTA plans to extend it along 4th Ave. and under the East River to Whitehall St.

The agency announced this move earlier this week, and New York City Transit President Ronnie Hakim touted the move in a statement. “This added service will provide off peak customers with additional travel options and add seamless connectivity to vital transit hubs in Brooklyn,” she said.

Board materials released Friday further detailed the benefits: “Late nights when most subway lines are operating on a 20 minute headway, these transfers can be particularly long, especially if multiple transfers, first to the D or N and then to the R shuttle, are required.” It is, in other words, a customer-focused initiative, and a cheap one at that as the MTA claims sending the R to Lower Manhattan will cost only $1 million per year.

The plan is to send the R local along 4th Ave., and the MTA notes that the R would now serve 45th St. and 53rd Sts. in both directions overnight, eliminating conflicts with potential trackwork. It’s a win-win for all and should be implemented around December when the W train returns. But will the 2nd Ave. Subway debut then as well? If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know the answer, but I’ll have more on Monday.

Meanwhile, the weekend service advisories make a triumphant return. These are from the MTA. They may be incomplete or wrong. Pay attention to announcements on your trains and check signs at your local stations.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, service is suspended between 137 St and 242 St. Take the A, C, M3, M100 or free shuttle buses.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 18, to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, service operates in two sections:

  • Between Flatbush Av and E 180 St, and via the to/from Dyre Av
  • Between E 180 St and 241 St. Downtown trains run express in this section. For local stops, take the Bx39 bus or take an uptown train and transfer.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, service is suspended between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Trains operate all weekend between 148 St and Utica Av. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Utica Av and New Lots Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, service is suspended between New Lots Av/Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge. Take the 2 Subway3 SubwayD SubwayN SubwayQ SubwayR Subway or free shuttle buses instead.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, service is suspended between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St. Take the instead 4, 6 or R.


From 3:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, and from 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 18 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2 Subway trains replace service between Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Willets Point to Queensboro Plaza, stopping at 74 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, service is suspended between Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, downtown trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and June 19, downtown trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Coney Island-bound trains are rerouted via the N Subway from 36 St to Stillwell Av. Coney Island-bound trains stop at 45 St and 53 St overnight.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, trains are rerouted via the 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 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday to Sunday, June 17 to June 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Jamaica Center-bound trains run express from 21 St-Queensbridge to 71 Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Manhattan-bound trains run local from 71 Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Jamaica Center-bound trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Brooklyn-bound trains run local from 71 Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Jamaica-bound trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, Coney Island-bound trains run express from Jay St-MetroTech to Church Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, service is suspended between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A F provide alternate service.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and June 19, Forest Hills-bound trains run express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and June 19, Rockaway Park shuttle service is replaced by A service.

Some weekend reading for you: Alon Levy doesn’t much go for the Triboro RX plan the RPA has been pushing as part of its fourth plan for New York City, and he wrote a long post explaining why. I’ll likely delve into it next week, but it’s worth a weekend read if you need some transit words to while away some time. Don’t skip the comments either.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 3 service is suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av making all station stops.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Bowling Green. For service between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3. For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3. Transfer between 4 and 23 trains at Fulton St. For service between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av, use free shuttle buses.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 5 trains are suspended in both directions 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. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St.


From 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. For service between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, take the 2 instead.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 34 St-Hudson Yards bound 7 trains run express from Mets-Willets Point to Queensboro Plaza, stopping at 74 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, A trains are suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 St. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • On Broadway, between 168 St and Inwood-207 St, making stops at 175 St, 181 St, 190 St, and Dyckman St.
  • On Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St, making stops at 175 St and 181 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, A trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, Downtown A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, A trains run local in both directions between 168 St and 145 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, A trains run local in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and W 4 St-Wash Sq.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and June 5, C trains are suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St. Take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and June 5, Downtown C trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and June 5, C trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, Manhattan-bound D trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, E trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St-Wash Sq. Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, E trains run local in both directions in Queens.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, June 3, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run express from Church Av to Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, F trains run local in Queens.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. AF trains provide alternate service. G trains will operate in two sections between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.


From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, L service will operate in two sections. Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes. To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, Manhattan-bound N trains run express from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and June 5, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 3 to top 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, R trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St and 36 St. Take the N instead.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (3)

I went to sleep early on Friday night before an early wake-up call on Saturday for the Brooklyn Half and was out of the house all day Saturday for family obligations. So these are late. But the good (bad?) news is that these myriad changes are still in effect today. As always, these come to me via the MTA and may change without notice.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between South Ferry and 14 St, and between 137 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. Take 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, or R trains, or the M3, M100, and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 2 and 3 trains will run local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St.
  • For service to/from Rector St and South Ferry, use the Rector St and Whitehall St R stations, or Wall St and Bowling Green 4/5 or transfer between 2/3 and free shuttle buses at Chambers St.
  • For service between 137 St and 168 St, use free shuttle buses or the A/C at nearby stations.
  • For service between 168 St and 191 St, use the M3 or free shuttle buses. For service between Inwood-207 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St, take free shuttle buses to/from a trains at Inwood-207 St.


From 4:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains skip Jackson Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 3 service will operate to/from New Lots Av all weekend replacing the 4 in Brooklyn.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Bowling Green. For service between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3. For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3. Transfer between 4 and 2/3 trains at Fulton St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 5 trains are suspended in both directions 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 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 train instead. Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, uptown A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, A trains run local between W 4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, C trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, Uptown C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, D trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. fnqr trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. N trains replace the D in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • Free shuttle buses run between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.
  • To/from 7 Av, use the N, Q or R at the nearby 57 St-7 Av station. Or, use the nearby 50 St 1 Transfer between 1 and D trains at 59 St-Columbus Circle.
  • For 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq, take the F. Transfer between D and F trains at W 4 St-Wash Sq. For service to Grand St, take a shuttle bus at W 4 St-Wash Sq.
  • For Brooklyn, take the N Transfer to/from D trains via the passageway at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority. (Ed. Note: I have no idea what’s happening here as this transfer isn’t actually possible unless the D is running via the 8th Ave. line. Nothing on the MTA’s website indicates that’s happening this weekend.)


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, E trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St-Wash Sq. Free shuttle buses operate between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, E trains run local in both directions in Queens.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Jamaica-bound F trains skip Smith-9 Sts, Carroll St, and Bergen St.


From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, Jamaica Center- bound F trains run express from Church Av to Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, F trains run local in both directions in Queens.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A and F trains provide alternate service. Transfer between A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. Transfer between A and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, N trains are rerouted via the D line in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St. Free shuttle buses and N trains provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 21, to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Neck Rd and Avenue U.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and May 22, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, Bay Ridge-bound R trains skip 45 St and 53 St in both directions. Take free shuttle buses instead.


From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and May 22, the 42 St Shuttle service is suspended. Take the 7 instead.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (7)

Earlier this week, an amusing typo from New York City Transit’s official Twitter account left us with this gem of a service advisory.

I spent the week wondering if it was a Hermione-esque witch, one of the three witches from Macbeth or perhaps the Grand High Witch causing problems at 33rd St. Either way, it cleared up quickly. The same cannot be said of this weekend’s service changes. These come to me, as always from the MTA, and they may be incomplete or inaccurate. Check signs; listen to announcements.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2, 3 and free shuttle buses, which provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, 3 train service will operate to/from New Lots all weekend, replacing 4 service in Brooklyn.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Bowling Green. For service between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3. For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3. Transfer between 4 and 2 3 trains at Fulton St.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 6 trains are suspended in both directions between Pelham Bay Park and Parkchester. Free shuttle buses operate between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park, stopping at Castle Hill Av, Zerega Av, Westchester Sq, Middletown Rd, and Buhre Av. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Parkchester.


From 4:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, Main St-bound 7 trains run express between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St-Broadway.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, A trains are rerouted via the f in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, A trains run local between W 4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, A trains run local between 125 St and 168 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, C trains are suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St. Take the A instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, C trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted via the n from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, D trains stop at 135 St in both directions.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 7 a.m. Sunday, May 15, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 71 Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, E trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St-Wash Sq. Free shuttle buses operate between 21 St-Queensbridge and Court Sq-23 St, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. Free shuttle buses make all station stops between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. Consider using the D, N or Q between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from 4 Av-9 St to Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. a and f trains provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, Brooklyn-bound Q trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15, downtown R trains run express from 34 St-Herald Sq to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av- Barclays Ctr to 59 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, R trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St and 36 St. Take the N instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15, 42 St Shuttle service is suspended. Take the 7 instead.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (2)

Spend your weekend pondering the short-term fate of the L train or perusing some immediate solutions to the city’s transit capacity crisis. Else, you could check out a plan to provide discount transit fares to low-income New Yorkers. Or prepare for your weekend travel. The service advisories follow. As always, they come from the MTA and are subject to change without warning.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 137 St and Wakefield-242 St. Take ac trains, M3, M100, and free shuttle buses. For service between 137 St and 168 St, use free shuttle buses or the a at nearby c stations. Transfer between buses and a trains at 207 St. For service between 168 St and 191 St, use M3 or free shuttle buses, or use the a at nearby stations. For service between 207 St and Wakefield-242 St, take free shuttle buses. For Dyckman St, use M100 bus (free shuttle buses overnight) to/from the Dyckman St a station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip Astor Pl.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, 5 trains are suspended in both directions 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. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St.


From 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between Bowling Green and 149 St-Grand Concourse. For service between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, take the 2. Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse. As a reminder, 5 trains from Manhattan skip 138 St-Grand Concourse. Transfer to the 4 at 125 St.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 6 trains are suspended in both directions between Pelham Bay Park and Parkchester. Free shuttle buses operate between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park, stopping at Castle Hill Av, Zerega Av, Westchester Sq, Middletown Rd, and Buhre Av. Transfer between 6 trains and free shuttle buses at Parkchester.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Bronx-bound 6 trains skip Astor Pl.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 7 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 34 St-Hudson Yards bound 7 trains run express between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 7, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, A trains run local between 125 St and 168 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, C trains are suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St. Take the a instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, D trains stop at 135 St in both directions.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip Spring St and 23 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. Free shuttle buses make all station stops between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. Consider using the D, N or Q between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound F trains run express from 4 Av-9 Sts to Jay St-MetroTech.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound F trains skip 14 St and 23 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Church Av-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, G trains are suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. A and F trains provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Manhattan-bound N trains run express from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Brooklyn-bound N trains skip 49 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, Brooklyn-bound Q trains skip 49 St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and May 8, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and May 8, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, R trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St and 36 St. Take the N instead.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and May 8, Downtown R trains skip 49 St.

Categories : Service Advisories
Comments (2)

Earlier this week, I took a look at how Gov. Andrew Cuomo is exerting his influence over the MTA, a state agency. Over at Mobilizing the Region, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s blog, Nadine Lemmon picked up this thread. She writes of the fact that three of the city’s four appointees to the MTA Board haven’t been confirmed even though the Senate has been sitting on their nominations for nearly a year:

[The Senate] finished the session without taking a vote on any of Mayor de Blasio’s picks — David Jones of the Community Service Society of New York, City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool. Now, almost a year later, the city’s representatives are still waiting in limbo.

New York City is supposed to have four of the 17 seats on the MTA board. Today, the city has one active voting member: Polly Trottenberg, the city’s Transportation Commissioner. John Banks and Jeffrey Kay — still technically on the board — are holdovers from the Bloomberg administration. The other seat has been vacant since early 2015 when former Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall quietly resigned from the board after just a few months.

The missing representation is especially problematic when you consider that over 93 percent of the MTA’s ridership is on New York City Transit subways and buses, the MTA Bus Company and Staten Island Railway. The counties served by Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road have as many votes as New York City, but those systems account for less than 7 percent of total ridership. New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer thinks the city ought to have not only a full four-person slate, but the majority of the MTA’s board seats. Nobody can fault the Senate for wanting to do their “due diligence,” but how can 10 months not be enough time to vet a handful of appointees?

While TSTC has a good point here, there is a bit of a rub: One of the mayor’s MTA appointees may not be eligible to serve. In February, the Daily News reported that Rodriguez, as an elected official to City Council, may have a conflict in serving on the MTA Board. He can’t owe a fiduciary duty to both the MTA and his elected constituents, and it’s not clear if his nomination can go forward. While the fate of Rodriguez’s role on the MTA is up in the air, Cuomo’s people claim they have asked the mayor to re-submit his nominations for the board, but de Blasio hasn’t done so yet. So the MTA is again a pawn in a pointless game between the mayor and the governor in which New Yorkers lose. Take that for what you will.

Meanwhile, we have service advisories to cover this week. Click through for the details. Read More→

Comments (3)