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First, the first part of this year’s FASTRACK changes. Here you go:

  • January 5 – 9, and January 12 – 16 on the 6 Line: no 6 trains between Hunts Point Av and 125 St.
  • February 23 – 27 on the 4/5 Line: 4 local service begins early in both directions between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St.; 5 service in Manhattan ends early each night.
  • March 9 – 13 on the 4, 5, & 6 Lines: trains run express in both directions between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St. 5 service in Manhattan ends early each night.
  • March 30 – April 3, and April 6 – 10 on the E, F, M, and R Lines: no E trains between Roosevelt Av and World Trade Center; no F trains between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge; M and R service ends early each night.

And now another year, another weekend of service changes. You know the drill.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, 5 service operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green all weekend. 5 trains run local in Manhattan, replacing the 6.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, 6 trains are suspended in both directions between 125 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Take the 5 instead. Transfer between 5 and 6 trains at 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, Brooklyn Bridge- City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St. To Longwood Av, E 149 St, E 143 St, Cypress Av, and Brook Av, take a Manhattan-bound 6 train to 3 Av-138 St and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6. From these stations, take a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train to Hunts Point Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound 6.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, 7 trains are suspended in both directions between Flushing-Main St and Mets-Willets Point. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 4, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, and Sunday, January 4, Euclid Av-bound C trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St. C trains run every 15 minutes. Allow additional travel time.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St. To 23 St and Spring St, take the World Trade Center-bound E to 14 St or Canal St and transfer to an uptown A local, C or E train. From these stations, take an uptown A, C or E to W 4 St-Wash Sq or 34 St-Penn Station and transfer to a World Trade Center-bound E.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, N trains are suspended in both directions between Lexington Av-59 St and Queensboro Plaza. For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, Q trains are suspended between 57 St-7 Av and Times Sq-42 St. Take the N or R instead.


From 5:15 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4 R trains skip 5 Av-59 St, Lexington Av-59 St, and Queens Plaza in both directions. E and F trains run local in Queens.

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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 26, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December, 29, 3 trains will operate to/from New Lots Av all weekend, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn. 3 trains run express in Manhattan.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 26, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December, 29 4 trains are suspended between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Crown Hts-Utica Av in both directions. Take the 23NQ or R instead.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27 and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take 2, 4, 6, or R trains instead. 5 shuttle service operates between Dyre Av and E 180 St all weekend. Transfer between 2 and 5 shuttle trains at E 180 St. Transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.


From 5:45 a.m. to 12 Noon Sunday, December 28, Times Sq-42 St bound 7 trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Queensboro Plaza.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 27 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, Queens-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28, D trains are suspended between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Bay Pkway in both directions. FQ trains, B1, B4, B64, and B82 buses provide alternate service.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 27 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 28, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, Jamaica Center-Parsons Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 27 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, Jamaica Center- Parsons Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Van Wyck Blvd. For service to these stations, take a Jamaica Center-bound E train to Union Tpke or Jamaica-Van Wyck and transfer to a World Trade Center-bound E. For service from these stations, take a World Trade Center-bound E or Coney Island-bound F train to Union Tpke or Forest Hills-71 Av and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 27 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Van Wyck Blvd, and Sutphin Blvd. For service to these stations, take a Jamaica-bound F train to Union Tpke or Parsons Blvd and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F. For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F train to Union Tpke or 71 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs due to MOW Fix and Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.


From 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28, N trains are suspended between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 86 St in both directions. FQ trains, B1, B4, B64, and B82 buses provide alternate service.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28, R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

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A bit of trans-Hudson good news: After nearly a year’s worth of work for Sandy-related repairs, the PATH Train’s tunnel between Exchange Place and the World Trade Center is now reopen on the weekends. The bad news is that in the second half of 2015, the Journal Square-33rd Street segment of the system will experience weekend shutdowns, and the Exchange Place-WTC segment has more work to go yet. Crews are working on desalination, train operations systems upgrades and safety improvements.

Meanwhile, it’s a slow weekend for service changes as the holidays descend on New York City.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, December 20 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, Wakefield-241 St bound 2 trains run express from E 180 St to Gun Hill Rd.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, December 22, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St. Transfer between free shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.


From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

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Big news: The MTA has requested federal funding for some L train improvements including a long-awaited entrance to the 1st Ave. station at Avenue A. In all my years writing this site, the most frequently asked question regarding the subway is about that station. It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long for Transit to plan an Alphabet City subway stop. In an ideal world, they’d build a station at Avenue C, but this is much-needed upgrade nonetheless. More early next week on the rest of the $300 million request.

Christmas draws near. The weekend work is slowing up considerably. Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Nostalgia Train, running every Sunday on the M line this month.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, December 13 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, Wakefield-241 St bound 2 trains run express from E 180 St to Gun Hill Rd.


From 12:45 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.


From 12:45 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 12 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, December 15, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St. Transfer between free shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Ave.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 12 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 14, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.


From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, December 13 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.


From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av .

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I checked the calendar this morning, and it is indeed December. I also attempted to go outside in areas usually reserved for tourists and found it to be December there as well. Thus, with an influx of visitors and the holidays upon us, Transit has slowed the pace of weekend work. As you’ll see from this week’s advisories, not much is happening. Thanks for sticking around this week. I didn’t have much time for anything.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 111 St. For service to this station use the Q112 bus, or take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A. For service from this station, take a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Lefferts Blvd, transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 7, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.


From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7, Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.

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That yesterday was Friday sort of slipped my mind, but these are still in place all weekend. Hope you had a good Turkey Day.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 1 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 2 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 3 service operates to/from New Lots Av all weekend, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn. 3 trains run express in Manhattan all weekend.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Av. Take 23NQR trains instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the NQR between 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. Transfer between the 4 or 6 and N, Q or R at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. 4 service operates local between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall all weekend.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Bowling Green. Take 4, 5, 6 or R trains instead. Trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Grand Central-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St. To continue your trip, transfer at 3 Av-138 St to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, Chambers St-bound J trains run express from Broadway Junction to Myrtle Av.

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Lots of shutdowns coming up. Let’s run them down. First, as part of a critical switch replacement project, the MTA is shutting down some service in parts of Brooklyn on the B, Q and F lines. For two weeks starting at 11 p.m. Friday and running until 5 a.m. Monday, December 1, F trains will be suspended in both directions between Coney Island and Avenue X, and Q trains will be suspended in both directions between Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Coney Island and all affected stations between Avenue X on the F line, and Brighton Beach on the Brighton lines.

The worse news concerns Sandy-related shutdowns. For 40 weekends next year — non-consecutive at least — the A and C trains will not run through the Cranberry St. Tunnel as the MTA works through repairs. The trains will run via the F between West 4th and Jay St., and we’ll see how the rest of the service plans shape up. It’s not a full shutdown a la the R or G trains, but it’s not a particularly comforting amount of work that looms. The Sandy-related shutdowns will only spread further before they end.

Meanwhile, the weekend’s changes:


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, 2 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 5 instead. 2 service operates between E 180 St and Chambers St, and are rerouted via the 1 between Chambers St and Rector St. 5 trains run between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 3 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 4 instead. 3 service operates express all weekend between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av. 4 service operates all weekend between Woodlawn and New Lots Av, replacing the 3. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 5 service operates between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and Wakefield-241 St 2 station all weekend. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use EFNQ trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, Inwood-207 St bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St Wash Sq, then run local to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St Wash Sq.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, Jamaica Center- Parsons Archer bound E trains run express from Canal St to 34 St-Penn Station.


Beginning 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 21 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.


Beginning 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 21 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Q trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

42 St Shuttle
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 22, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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It’s the last weekend for Black 47, a New York institution of this year and a lost era. Check out the link if you’ve never heard of them. They deserve the attention.

Anyway, for the rest of you, here are this weekend’s service advisories. We’re 39 days from Christmas. These will start to slow down soon.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 5 instead. 2 service operates between E 180 St and Chambers St, and are rerouted via the 1 between Chambers St and Rector St. 5 trains run between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 3 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 4 instead. 3 service operates express all weekend between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av. 4 service operates all weekend between Woodlawn and New Lots Av, replacing the 3. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use EFNQ trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Queens-bound A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run local from Canal St to 168 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 104 St and 111 St. For service to this station use the Q112 bus, or take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A. For service from this station, take a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Lefferts Blvd, transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16 Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, D trains run trains run local between DeKalb Av and 36 St.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr to Roosevelt Av.


From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and Sunday, November 16, J trains are suspended between Hewes St and Essex St in both directions. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, consider using the AC or L via transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and Sunday, November 16, M trains are suspended between Myrtle Av and Essex St in both directions. Take the JL and/or free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service to/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.


From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, N trains run local from DeKalb Av and 59 St.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

42 St Shuttle
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 15, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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This was a bit of a light week. My new job gives me less time for posts, and I appreciate you all sticking with me through busier and less active weeks. It was also a slow news week as any transit-related developments were put on hold for Election Day. I’m sure we’ll hear more from the MTA Reinvention Commission and word on the fare hikes now that Cuomo doesn’t have to run up the score against anyone.

Next week, I’ll have a look at the new Fulton St. Transit Center after this Sunday’s ribbon-cutting and some developments on the plan, now in jeopardy, to bring the PATH train to Newark airport. Tonight, we have service advisories.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. AC, M3 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Please note that the 190th Street/Broadway entrance to the tunnel at the 191 St 1 station will be closed this weekend. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will be painting the passageway. There will be no access from Broadway to the elevators at the 191st Street/St. Nicholas end of the station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, November 9, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip Fulton St.


From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, November 9, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local between 125 St and Grand Cantral-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m to 6:00 a.m., Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 8, E 180 St-bound 5 trains skip Fulton St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 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. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between E 180 St and Bowling Green days and evenings only due to CPM platform edge and rubbing board work at 23 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use EFNQ trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, November 10, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service via 80 St. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, D trains run trains run local between DeKalb Av and 36 St.


From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, N trains run local from DeKalb Av and 36 St.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

42 St Shuttle
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 8, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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It’s Marathon Weekend — which usually means fewer subway changes. But not this weekend. The 1 isn’t running between 96th and 242nd Sts., and there are a slew of other changes that will make travel a little rough. Anyway, as a note, these no longer have the explanation for the change because the MTA stopped providing it. These come from them. Enjoy the costumes tonight if you’re still out.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. AC, M3 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42.


From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, November 2, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local between 125 St and Grand Central-42.


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 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. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between E 180 St and Bowling Green days and evenings.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, November 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, Mets-Willets Point bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, and 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 2, 7 trains operate in two sections.

  • Between Times Sq-42 St and Mets-Willets Point.
  • Between Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main St.


From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 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, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.


From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Saturday, November 1 to Monday, November 3, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

Franklin Av Shuttle
From 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, S Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.

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