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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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→

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The “inside baseball” news this week is that the MTA has pulled out of American Public Transportation Association, a non-profit that ostensibly represents all of America’s public transportation agencies. This is a pretty big deal, and the MTA didn’t make this decision lightly. In fact, the letter detailing the decision is a seven-page enumeration of grievances, and I’m almost surprised APTA didn’t respond with a duel challenge.

The short of it is that APTA hasn’t adequately represented the MTA, and the leadership has been essentially non-responsive to the concerns of what is by far its largest constituent transit authority. Whether the rest of the country likes to admit or not, the MTA is responsible for a large percentage of the nation’s transit ridership, and in fact, the US’ overall transit ridership growth over the last five years stems nearly entirely from the MTA’s various sub-agencies. The membership wasn’t worth it. To read more on what this means for APTA and the MTA, check out this Transit Center post. I’ll explore these issues in depth. Despite the fact that this is very much an industry move, it’s not one to be glossed over.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. 1 trains skip 18 St, 23 St and 28 St in both directions. Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers St and South Ferry.


From 4:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College-bound 2 trains skip Jackson Av.


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


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


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


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Take the 2, 3, D, J, N, Q or R instead. 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, making local stops.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 5 service is suspended. 24 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Shuttle buses operate between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 16 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, 7 trains are suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and 74 St-Broadway. EFNRS trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. 7 trains will run between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway, and between Times Sq-42 St and 34 St-Hudson Yards, every 15-20 minutes. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza, stopping at Hunters Point Av, Court 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.


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


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, Manhattan-bound A trains run local in both directions between 125 St and 168 St.


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


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and Sunday April 17, Norwood-205 St bound D trains skip Bay 50 St and 25 Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, D trains will stop at 135 St in both directions.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, April 16 to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, April 17, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, Jamaica Center-Parsons Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, E trains skip 23 St and Spring St in both directions.


From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, additional E trains will run between Manhattan and Queens. Some E trains traveling from Manhattan are rerouted to the 179 St F station. Please check destination signs and listen to announcements.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. Free shuttle buses operate between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av, stopping at Ditmas Av, 18 Av, Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Hwy, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Av, and West 8 St. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Church Av. Consider using the DNQ between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, L trains are suspended in both directions between Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Take free express and local shuttle buses and AC or J trains. Shuttle buses operate in two sections:

    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 Rockaway Pkwy, Broadway Junction, and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs only, days and evenings.

Transfer between free shuttle buses and L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.


From 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and April 17, Forrest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forrest Hills-71 Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 16, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Presidential candidates: They’re just like us. As we saw yesterday, Hillary Clinton, at a subway station with notoriously prickly turnstiles, couldn’t get her MetroCard to work. She had to swipe five times, thus turning our aging and outdated fare payment system we’ve come to know and hate into a major campaign issue. In fact, everyone has pledged more federal money for transit.

Just kidding.

Instead, everyone is having a good laugh over a frustrating experience New Yorkers have to live with on a daily basis. Meanwhile, as the primary nears, Bernie Sanders discussed paying his fare with tokens or else just jumping a turnstile. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and John Kasich have left well enough alone. It seems that our national politicians are as interested in transit as our local ones are. What a dismaying, if entirely expected, turn of events.

The real test would be to see if any of them could navigate the weekend service changes. This week, we have 15 lines with changes. As always these comes to me from the MTA so pay attention to announcements and other signs.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, service is suspended between 14 St and South Ferry. Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers St and South Ferry. Trains skip 18 St, 23 St and 28 St in both directions.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, 242 St-bound trains run express from 215 St to 242 St.


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


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, service is suspended between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses make station stops between Utica Av and New Lots Av.


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


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, downtown trains skip Astor Pl and 103 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, service is suspended between New Lots Av/Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge. 2 3 N Q R trains provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses operate between Utica Av and New Lots Av.


From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, service is suspended. 2 and 4 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Shuttle buses operate between Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, April 10, service is suspended between E 180 St and Bowling Green. 2 4 trains provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, downtown 6 trains skip Astor Pl and 103 St.


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


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday to Sunday, April 8 to 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, uptown trains run express between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 125 St.


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


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech. Uptown trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, service is suspended between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Stillwell Av. F N Q R trains and shuttle buses provide alternate service. D trains operate between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle and run express via the A to/from Chambers St, the last stop. Free shuttle buses operate between W 4 St and Grand St.


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


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 7 a.m. Sunday, April 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Manhattan-bound trains skip Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Coney Island-bound trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood and 75 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Coney Island-bound trains run express from Smith-9 Sts to Church Av.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, April 9, to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Myrtle Av to Marcy Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Myrtle Av to Marcy Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, trains are rerouted via the D in both directions between Stillwell Av and 36 St. Free shuttle buses and R trains provide alternate service.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Astoria-bound trains run local from 36 St to DeKalb Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, Manhattan-bound trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, 36 St-bound trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

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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.

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Apologies for the radio silence over the past few days. I’ve been in Florida for a few Spring Training games this week and didn’t have an opportunity to write any new posts. I’ll have a generally regular schedule next week. Before I jump into the service advisories, let me take care of a bit of news I’ve been sitting on recently. The MTA has made two key appointments at New York City Transit.

Wynton Habersham will head up the Department of Subways, and he faces a tough task. As we know the subways are more crowded than ever before, and by choice and circumstances, the MTA is decades away from solving the true capacity problems. Habersham, the first African American to take the position, recently spoke to Metro magazine about the demands of the job, and it’s clear he has a tough task ahead of him. Habersham, a former Maintenance of Way guy, talks about improving customer communication, but while he takes the helm shortly before the opening of the Second Ave. Subway, it’s not clear yet how he will address capacity issues. That’s the $64,000 — or multi-billion-dollar question.

In other news, John O’Grady, a long-time Transit vet, has been named the permanent Senior Vice President of Capital Program Management. He had been serving in the position on an interim basis while heading up the Sandy recovery work. I interviewed him in early 2015 at the Transit Museum. He will be tasked on, according to the agency’s press release, “using design/build to accelerate construction schedules and find cost savings and efficiencies, and incorporating any new recommendations and best practices to modernize the 112-year-old subway system.”

Meanwhile, Easter weekend means only a handful of subway service changes. As always, these come to me from the MTA. If anything looks wrong, take it up with them.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between 148 St and 96 St. Take the 2 for service between 96 St and 135 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 135 St and 148 St, stopping at 145 St. Transfer between free shuttle buses and 2 trains at 135 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 3 service operates between 96 St and New Lots Av all weekend, replacing 4 service in Brooklyn.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between New Lots Av/Crown Hts-Utica Av and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Take the 23DJN or Q instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the DN or Q. Transfer between 46 and DF trains at Bleecker St/B’way-Lafayette St. For service to/from Fulton St and between Borough Hall and Franklin Av, take the 2 or 3. For service between Franklin Av and New Lots Av, take the 3.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42 St. Take the 46 or N instead. For stations between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, take the 4 or 6. For Fulton St, Wall St, and Bowling Green, use nearby R stations at Cortlandt St, Rector St, or Whitehall St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av. To 57 St, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to the nearby 5 Av/53 St station. Or, transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq to an uptown Q for service to nearby 57 St-7 Av. To Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F. From these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. M14 buses provide alternate service.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, N service is rerouted via the R line in both directions between 59 St, Brooklyn and Canal St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, N trains are suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Take the 7 or Q instead. For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza. For service to/from 49 St and 57 St-7 Av, take the Q. For service to/from 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the nearby 59 St 456 station via transfer with the 7 at Grand Central-42 St or N at 14 St-Union Sq.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, Q trains run local between 57 St-7 Av and Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and March 27, R trains are rerouted via the D line between DeKalb Av and B’way-Lafayette St, and via the M between B’way-Lafayette St and Queens Plaza. N trains will make all R line stops between DeKalb Av and Times Sq-42 St. Q trains make all R line stops between Canal St and 57 St-7 Av. Transfer between NQ and R trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 34 St-Herald Sq.