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Dyckman St. 1 IRT Station after an extensive two-year rehabilitation that saw the addition of an elevator linking the mezzanine level and the southbound platform. Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

I couldn’t make it up to Inwood this week, but the MTA and local pols cut the ribbon on the rehabbed Dyckman Street station. After two years, $31 million and one lawsuit, the station, its new mezzanine and downtown-bound elevator opened. There’s also a new Arts for Transit installation at the station which finds itself on the National Register of Historic Places.

In conjunction with the rehab, Jim Dwyer penned a The Times column about the impact of the elevator on accessibility. It’s certainly worth a read as it provides a glimpse inside the travels of those who cannot easily get around. MTA officials, meanwhile, praised the spruced-up station. “We have been able to fully rehabilitate this historic station improving the structural aspects and customer amenities while retaining the unique architectural features that have made this station so visually special,” NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said.

Outside of the good news in Inwood, there’s a light slate of work this weekend. Let’s dive in.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains operate in two sections due to track panel installation work north of Nereid Av.

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


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2 trains run express from Wakefield 241 St to Gun Hill Rd due to track panel installation.


From 3:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8 and from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, to Sunday, February 9, 5 shuttle trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to track panel installation work at Nereid Av. 5 Shuttle service is replaced by 2 trains between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains run on the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and W4 St due to emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, A trains are suspended between Jay St-MetroTech and Utica Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, C trains are suspended between Chambers St and Euclid Av in both directions due to track tie renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn, and emergency Verizon cable replacement in the Cranberry tunnel. Uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59 St Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 9, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance at 46 St and 36 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Ave due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted on the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Rock Ctr due to Second Avenue Subway construction


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av. For service to these stations take a Coney Island-bound F train to 7 Av or Church Av and transfer to a Queens-bound F or G train. From these stations, take a Queens-bound F or G to 7 Av or Smith-9 Sts and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Av due to signal cable installation.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 7 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 10, Church Av-bound G trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to track maintenance work at 46 St and 36 St.

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A brief correction before the service advisories: In announcing my upcoming Problem Solvers session at the Transit Museum, I noted that it was this Wednesday but inadvertently said it was February 2nd. A few eagle-eyed readers noted the discrepancy, and I’ve since corrected the mistake. To set the record straight, Problem Solvers is this upcoming Wednesday, February 5, at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. You can get more info and RSVP right here. Now onto the light slate of service changes for Super Bowl weekend.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation work north of Nereid Av.

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


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2 trains run express from Wakefield 241 St to Gun Hill Rd due to track panel installation.


From 3:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 and from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, to Sunday, February 2, 5 shuttle trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to track panel installation work north of Nereid Av. 5 Shuttle service is replaced by 2 trains between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.


From 11:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, A trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Av due to track panel installation Beach 67 St to Beach 60 St. A trains are rerouted to Rockaway Park, replacing Rockaway Park Shuttle service. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Far Rockaway-Mott Av and Beach 90 St, making all station stops. Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses at Beach 90 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, Brooklyn-bound D trains will not stop at 7 Av, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, and 34 St-Herald Sq. Brooklyn-bound D trains are rerouted via the C from 59 St to W 4 St due to switch work south of 42 St Bryant Pk. D service operates in two sections.

  • Between 205 St and the 2 Av F station.
  • Between W 4 St and Stillwell Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 3, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av. For service to these stations take a Coney Island-bound F train to 7 Av or Church Av and transfer to a Queens-bound F or G train. From these stations, take a Queens-bound F or G to 7 Av or Smith-9 Sts and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.


From 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2, G trains run every 20 minutes between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, due to Fix and Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube. The last stop for some trains headed towards Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to a Court Sq-bound G train.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, February 3, Church Av-bound G trains skip 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy due to signal work at Church Av.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2, Ditmars Blvd-bound N trains are rerouted on the D (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.

(Rockaway Park Shuttle)
From 11:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, Rockaway Park Shuttle service is suspended due to track panel installation Beach 67 St to Beach 60 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Far Rockaway-Mott Av and Beach 90 St, making all station stops. Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses at Beach 90 St.

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Here’s a FASTRACK that’s, uh, near and dear to my heart. My own station will be closed each night this week as FASTRACK knocks out all local service between Atlantic Ave. and Franklin Ave. along the IRT in Brooklyn. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next four nights, 2 and 4 trains will run express, skipping Bergen St., Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway. The 3 train service into Brooklyn will end early each night while 4 trains will head to New Lots a little earlier than usual.

As FASTRACKs go, this one is a pretty easy one. The Q makes a stop at 7th Ave. that can serve much of the area, and the stops aren’t that far apart to make walking out of the question. Still, the MTA will run shuttle buses up and down Flatbush Ave. and Eastern Parkway to provide access to the shuttered local stops. Free shuttle buses operate between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Franklin Av making station stops at Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy.

Meanwhile, Monday was a pretty busy day at MTA HQ as Metro-North and the LIRR reporting very high ridership figures for 2013, Transit announced an extension of the trash can-free station program, and Capital Construction ate humble pie over the East Side Access project. I’ll have more on each of those stories over the next few days.

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A thumbs-up from then-Mayor Bloomberg on a delayed opening date. (Photo by Benjamin Kabak)

For a Friday in late January, today sure was a busy day. If you missed it, we learned that East Side Access may not be finished until 2021 and could cost $10 billion. Then, as most people’s days drew to a close, we learned that the 7 line extension will be delayed a few months as the escalators and elevators have repeated failed testing. I’ll have more to say about that next week. For now, though, things are not looking good for the MTA’s ability to deliver anything on time.

Meanwhile, there’s weekend work to be done. That, at least, will finish on time.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge City Hall due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.


From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 5 trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to Dyre Avenue line signal modernization. Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St and/or at 149 St-Grand Concourse. 5 service operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Av and E 180 St, every 30 minutes.
  • Between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes.


From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green. Trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 5 trains run every 30 minutes between Dyre Av and E 180 St due to Dyre Ave line signal modernization.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 207 St-bound A trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St, then run local to 59 St, due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Manhattan-bound C trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St and due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, E trains run local in both directions from 36 St to Forest Hills 71-Av due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, E trains are rerouted on the F line in both directions from Roosevelt Av to W 4 St due to Sandy-related electrical work. Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, F trains are suspended from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Av. F service operates between 179 St and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, F trains run local in both directions from 21 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av due to due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 27, L trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track and roadbed maintenance. L service operates in two sections between 8 Av and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy. To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, Ditmars Blvd-bound N trains are rerouted on the D (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.


From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Q trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island- Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach due to switch renewal north of Coney Island- Stillwell Av. Q service operates between 57th St-7th Avenue and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.

(Franklin Av)
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Franklin Av Shuttle is suspended due to circuit breaker house work at Prospect Park. Shuttle buses provide alternate service, making station stops at Franklin Av, Park Pl, Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park.

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As the snow storm that calmly blanketed New York City on Tuesday moves out of the area and the deep cold of the return of the polar vortex settles in, the MTA expects to run “close to normal” subway and bus service for the Wednesday morning rush. The commuter rail lines present a different picture entirely as service will be rather curtailed. It’s a lot to track after a fairly routine winter storm.

Within New York City, Transit expects “close to normal” service for the morning rush hour as trains that are currently stored on express tracks move out to make way for trains running on those tracks. The agency expects buses running at around 80-90 percent of normal levels “depending on customer demand.” After a few articulateds got caught in the snow, the city’s buses will be equipped with chains, but street conditions may cause service changes. All in all, that’s one big paragraph of uncertainty.

For those traveling in from outside of the city, the conditions are no better. The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a weekend schedule, which means only around two-thirds of the weekday service, and Metro-North will combine some trains as well. It plans to offer around 80-85 percent of normal service, though that too many change depending upon “the condition of track and power systems, the number of train cars available and the availability of crews.” Leave extra time, don’t travel if you don’t have to, etc., etc., etc., and for the latest, check out MTA.info.

Meanwhile, as the snow fell and the streets filled with powder, I couldn’t help but think about the incongruity of snow planning across city and state agencies. The MTA threatened to curtail service early on Tuesday night while urging New Yorkers to leave work as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the mayor told everyone in the city to stay off the roads, if possible. The two messages are seemingly at odds with each other.

Winter is always a tough time for the MTA. Trains that are crowded in the summer are even more so when the deep freeze of winter settles in. People who walk or bike to work opt for the warmth of a subway car, and everyone’s wearing layers and puffy coats creating the illusion, if not the reality, of less room all over. With the MTA’s own load guidelines dictating that a peak-hour train isn’t full until every seat is taken and a quarter of the number of seated passengers are standing, trains fill up quickly already. The threat of early service and crowded roads only makes it worse.

When the mayor says stay off the road, the MTA should try to bump capacity to encourage folks to avoid driving. Instead, in order to ensure, perhaps overly cautiously so, that trains are not iced in and that, unlike in late 2010, riders are not stranded in the snow, service across the board is reduced. Subways run local, express bus routes are culled, and commuter rail trains reduce their frequencies. The MTA should be able to deploy personnel and equipment to adequately remove snow while keeping service at normal levels for as long as possible.

As with many aspects of the city’s transit service, it’s a balancing act. In response to the 2010 problems, has the pendulum swung too far back into the realm of caution? Trains, after all, can push around a bunch of snow, and it’s far safer to have people riding the rails than driving the streets. It’s easy for me to second guess from the comfort of my couch, but maybe the MTA isn’t giving its services enough leeway in winter weather right now.

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It’s January. It’s snowing. It’s New York City. That must mean one thing: Time to panic. Grab that milk; get that bread. There’s a good chance some stores in this city of 16,000 bodegas may run low on the essentials before deliveries can resume in a day or two. So, please, by all means, pretend we don’t go through this a few times a year every winter.

The MTA’s advice is simple: Go home and stay home. Here’s their statement:

The MTA urges customers to leave work early today and finish traveling early tonight, especially those who use Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road. The storm has arrived earlier than predicted, bringing higher snow accumulation and stronger wind gusts, raising the prospect of snow drifts of up to two feet. Service on railroads, subways and buses can be curtailed or suspended entirely or on a route-by-route basis depending on snowfall accumulation. If you do not need to travel tonight, we urge you not to.

The agency has become canceling a variety of trains on LIRR and Metro-North. For details on points north of the city, click here. For details on service to the east on the island, keep an eye on this page.

As far as subway service goes, the peak rush hour service will run as normally scheduled, and then the MTA will start emptying out the yards to park trains underground. Expect service on the B train to end early; expect express trains to run local after around 8 p.m.; and expect for a mix of cold, snow and ice all night long. Buses will run at around 80-90 percent of schedule. (There is something to be said about the MTA curtailing service at the same time the city is urging drivers to stay off the road, but we’ll cover that in due time.)

If things change for the worse, I’ll update this post.

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How about some bad news for 7 train riders on Friday evening? As part of the never-ending work to install a communications-based train control system on the Flushing Line, weekend shutdowns will resume at the end of February. Luckily for Mets fans — if Mets fans can ever be described as lucky — the work has been scheduled to coincide with away games. Any time the Mets are on the road, there’s no 7 service; any time they’re home, trains run with no problems.

According to the MTA’s announcement, the work scheduled for these weekends will also involve two other projects: replacement of track panels and reconstruction of the Steinway Tube, including Sandy recovery work. “We understand that these service disruptions are inconvenient to the customers who depend on the 7 train and we appreciate their patience,” MTA NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said in a statement. “We have made every effort to schedule these projects simultaneously to get as much work done as we can during these periods.”

Generally, the work will be focused around segments from 74th St. – Broadway to Times Square, but sometimes work extends from Willets Point to Flushing. There will be no 7 service between Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main St between 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 15 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, as well as between 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 22 and 5 a.m. Monday, February 24.

The work, says the MTA, is beyond the capacity of a FASTRACK treatment, and as a carrot to those left stranded, weekend N and Q service will be increased. Here’s what 7 train riders and Long Island City residents have to look forward to:

No service between Times Square-42 St and Queensboro Plaza on these dates unless noted with asterisk:

  • February 28-March 3
  • March 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31
  • April 11-14
  • May 2-5, 16-19 (No service between Times Square-42 St and 74 St-Broadway)
  • May 30-June 2
  • June 6-8, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza (Service resumes early a.m. Sunday, June 8 for Puerto Rican Day Parade)
  • June 20-23, 27-30, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza
  • July 18-21, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza

That’s the long-term future. Now, after the jump, let’s dive into this weekend’s changes. Read More→

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Due to a sinkhole and a water main break that has caused flooding in the West 4th St. subway station, service on the 6th Ave. IND lines as well as the Q train has been severely affected this morning. As of around 8:45, service looks like this:

  • There is no B train service in both directions between Bedford Pk Blvd and DeKalb Av.
  • B trains are running local in Brooklyn in both directions.
  • Northbound B trains are running on the Q line from DeKalb Av to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.
  • There is no D train service in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Center and 34 St-Herald Square.
  • Southbound D trains are running local in the Bronx and will terminate at 34 St-Herald Square.
  • Northbound D trains are running on the Q line from Atlantic Av-Barclays Center to 57 St-7 Av.
  • F trains are running on the E line between W 4 St-Washington Square and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av in both directions.
  • There is no M train service between 36 St (Qns) and Essex St.
  • M trains are running on the F line from 36 St (Qns) to 34 St-Herald Sq.
  • C trains are running express from Canal St. to 59th St.

These are, of course, subject to change at any moment, and I’m not going to be readily available to update this post over the next few hours. So keep an eye out on the MTA’s service status page. Their website seems to be holding up OK for now.

Meanwhile, as expected, with massive transit outages, Uber has entered surge pricing mode. Cabs are scarce, and on-demand cars will be very expensive. As the MTA’s website says, seemingly tongue-in-cheek, “Allow additional travel time.”

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With the Super Bowl just four weeks away, things are ramping up for the Big Game, and one of those things involves our MetroCards. As part of an advertising deal for an undisclosed amount of money, the Super Bowl host committee has purchased 1 million MetroCards and adorned them with one of the four designs you see above this post. The cards are available at booths and vending machines at 400 stations throughout the system and will be on sale between now and the Super Bowl in early February.

Your chances of finding a promotional card are approximately one in four as around 4 million MetroCards per month are put into circulation. Buy up, if you’re looking for one. Meanwhile, PATH is getting into the game as well as they’re releasing limited edition SmartLink cards with a Super Bowl tie-in. Ironically, you can’t use a MetroCard or a PATH card to get to the Super Bowl, but the collector’s items will be with us forever.


From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 4 trains are suspended between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Woodlawn due to track maintenance and track panel installation between 149 St-Grand Concourse and 161Street-Yankee Stadium. 4 trains operate between Utica Ave/New Lots Av and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Customers are advised to use crosstown buses to access nearby D stations. Free shuttle buses operate in two sections:

  • Between 149 St-Grand Concourse and 161 St Yankee-Stadium and
  • Between Woodlawn and the Bedford Park Boulevard D station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 10 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Brooklyn Bridge-bound trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.


From 5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, A trains are suspended between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to the installation of third rail heaters between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Aqueduct, and for maintenance on the North Channel Bridge. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments.

  • Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via Nassau Expressway
  • Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Park, stopping at Broad Channel.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, D trains run local in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and W4 St due to switch repairs south of 14 Street.


From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Ave due to track tie renewal north of Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 10, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Manhattan-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Ave due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 10, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Queens-bound F trains run on the M line from 47-50 Sts to Queens Plaza due to Second Avenue Subway construction.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 10, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Brooklyn-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Av due to signal cable installation.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 10, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, Brooklyn-bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from W4 St to Jay St-MetroTech due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.


From 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, G trains run every 20 minutes between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, due to Fix and Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.


From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, Coney Island-bound trains are rerouted via the D line from 36th St to Coney Island Stillwell Av, due to design survey work near 20 Ave.


From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave due to track tie renewal north of Queens Plaza.

(Rockaway Shuttle)
From 5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, Rockaway Park Shuttle trains run between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway due to the installation of third rail heaters between Howard Beach and Aqueduct, and for maintenance on the North Channel Bridge. Free shuttle buses operate between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Park, stopping at Broad Channel.

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I’m around 90 minutes late on this, but bear with me. The fact that Transit cut short this new FASTRACK treatment threw me off a bit.

For seven hours a night, running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow, there will be no G train service for a big chunk of Brooklyn. As part of the 2014 FASTRACK schedule, the G will run only from Court Square to Bedford-Nostrand Aves. as the stretch of track from Bed Stuy to Hoyt-Schermerhorn will be out of service for repairs. The only replacement service will be shuttle buses operating from Jay St.-MetroTech to Beford-Nostrand.

This FASTRACK was supposed to start Monday night but due to the cold, it was pushed back to tonight. It’s still pretty cold out, and the IND Crosstown tracks that are out of service are underground. But there you go.

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