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(1:30 p.m.): The National Weather Service is still predicted up to 30 inches of snow for New York City, and as the storm arrives, the MTA’s plans are coming into view. The agency plans to provide a definitive update at 4 p.m. on whether or not subway service will be shuttered completely, but for now, expect slower service following the end of the evening rush hour.

At a news conference about 40 minutes ago, MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast and Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the MTA’s plans. The agency expects to operate normal subway service until around 7 p.m., and then between 7-8 p.m., the agency will begin to curtail express service as trains are moved underground. Some above-ground/at-grade lines may see service reductions or cancellations entirely, but those will not be announced until 4 p.m. or as weather dictates. Meanwhile, LIRR and Metro-North will stop running at 11 p.m. at the latest. In the meantime, the MTA has announced additional service on the commuter lines between now and 4 p.m. (LIRR; Metro-North)

Finally, in New Jersey-centric news, both PATH and NJ Transit will be reducing service as well. No New Jersey Transit trains will run after 10 p.m. with the last trains leaving their terminals at around 8 p.m. This gives crews plenty of time to store the trains to ensure maximum weather-related damage. PATH meanwhile will run on a weekend schedule after 9 p.m. with trains operating after 15 minutes or so. Both Cuomo and NJ Governor Chris Christie have urged residents to get home early and stay off the roads. I’ll update the site as more details become available. You can also follow me on Twitter for real-time updates.

As an aside, tomorrow night’s “Problem Solvers” event at the Transit Museum has been postponed due to snow. Ironically, the event was supposed to be about the MTA’s efforts at recovering from a major weather event, and instead, we’re stuck inside of another major weather event. I’ll let you know when the session has been rescheduled.

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With New York under the threat of snow for the first time this winter, the MTA has scaled back a good amount of the planned weekend work. Still, some service advisories remain in place, and you can read all about them below. Before that, though, check out the details on Tuesday’s Problem Solvers event that I’m hosting at the Transit Museum. We’re talking Fix & Fortify, and I’d love to see you there.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26 4 service operates in two sections. To continue your trip, transfer at 125 St.

  • Between Woodlawn and 125 St.
  • Between 125 St and Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2 or 4 instead. 5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester for a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.


From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, 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, January 24, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25.


From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express 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 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Transfer between E trains and free shuttle buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J via a transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, January 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 24, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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For many, we’re at the beginning of a three-day weekend, but for the subway system, it’s nearly business as usual. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the subways will operate on a weekday schedule with what Transit has termed “minor timing changes.” That means weekday-only trains, such as the B and the M to Forest Hills, will operate, but headways may be slightly longer. The Staten Island Railway will run on a normal schedule, and nearly all bus routes too will operate on a weekday schedule with slightly longer waits.

Meanwhile, we have weekend service changes. Here you go:


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19 4 service operates in two sections. To continue your trip, transfer at 125 St.

  • Between Woodlawn and 125 St.
  • Between 125 St and Utica Av/New Lots Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 5 service is suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2 or 4 instead. 5 shuttle trains run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester.


From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, 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, January 17, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 18.


From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 18, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and Sunday, January 18, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express 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 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • For Service To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D train.
  • For Service From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D train to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. Transfer between E trains and free shuttle buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J via a transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Canal St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Avenue X to Smith-9 Sts.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, January 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.


From 9:45 p.m. Saturday January 17 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 18, F trains will not stop at Lexington Av/63 St. For service to/from this station, use the nearby Lexington Av/59 St N/Q/R/4/6 station instead. Please note that Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, L trains are suspended in both directions between 8 Av and 14 St-Union Sq. L service operates normal between 14 St-Union Sq and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy. M14 buses provide alternate service.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, and Sunday, January 18, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 17, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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I’m calling this week a few hours early. Stay warm. Leave extra time for travel if you insist on going anywhere this weekend. As now, all of this work is planned as scheduled, but the MTA could choose to cancel some if the weather looks bad (though if this bone-chilling cold isn’t bad, only a blizzard can stop it now).

As an aside, this is a weekend where I wish the MTA still offered explanations of why these service changes are in place. Take a look at what the R is doing and try to figure out if it’s running via 63rd St. or simply not opening its doors at certain stations.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St. For service to 86 St, 79 St, 66 St, 59 St, and 50 St, take a South Ferry-bound 1 to 72 St or Times Sq-42 St and transfer to an uptown 1 or 2 local train. For service from these stations, take an uptown 1 or 2 train to 72 St or 96 St and transfer to a South Ferry-bound 1.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 3 service is extended to/from 34 St-Penn Station.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 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 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 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 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3 Av-138 St to Hunts Point Av. To Brook Av, Cypress Av, E 143, E 149 St and Longwood Av take a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train to Hunts Point Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound 6. From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound 6 train to 3 Av-138 St and transfer to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 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 9 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11, Euclid Av-bound C trains run express 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 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 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 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from W4 St-Wash Sq to 34 St-Herald Sq.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 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 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, Q trains are suspended between 57 St-7 Av and Times Sq-42 St. Take the N or R instead.


From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.


From 5:15 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11 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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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.

(Franklin Ave.)
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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