Ah, the weekend. With 96-degree weather on tap and a few days of sunshine, it will be nice for all of us cubicle dwellers to get out in the sun for a few days. The subways are, of course, chock full o’ service changes, but before we get to those, let’s recap the week that was on Second Ave. Sagas.
We started out in London where an alcohol ban on the Tubes went into effect. Then, back on our side of the Atlantic, we reassessed U.S. transit policy and pondered a free subway system. We looked at expansion plans that were pushed aside when the MTA ran out of money a few decades ago and ended the week with the threat of another fare hike next year.
And now here we are on Friday. Let’s get to the good stuff. The press release, sans a few key changes, is here.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 8, uptown 1 trains skip 103rd, 110th, 116th, and 125th Streets due to track and roadbed reconstruction at 110th Street.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 8, downtown 12 trains skip 66th, 59th and 50th Streets due to 59th Street-Columbus Circle station rehabilitation. (2 trains will make local stops during the nighttime hours with the exception of local stops between 72nd and 42nd Streets.)
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 8, uptown 2 trains replace the 5 from Nevins Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Uptown 5 trains replace the 2 from Chambers Street to 149th Street-Grand Concourse. These changes are due to the Clark Street tunnel lighting project.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 8, there are no 3 trains between 14th Street and New Lots Avenue. In Manhattan, take the uptown 5 or downtown 2. In Brooklyn, take the 4. The 4 trains will be making local stops in Brooklyn. These changes are due to the Clark Street tunnel lighting project.
From 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 82nd, 90th, 103rd, and 111th Streets due to track panel work between 74th Street and Willets Point-Shea Stadium stations.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 8, there is no C train service. A trains run local between 168th Street and Euclid Avenue. Manhattan-bound A trains run on the F from Jay to West 4th Streets. For Chambers, Canal, and Spring Streets, take the E instead. From High Street and Broadway Nassau take a Brooklyn-bound A to Jay Street and transfer to a Manhattan-bound A. These changes are due to Chambers Street Signal Modernization.
From 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, free shuttle buses replace J trains between Crescent Street and the Jamaica-Van Wyck E station. (There are no J trains between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.) This is due to track panel installation between Cypress Hills and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 9, Coney Island-bound N trains run on the D line from 36th Street (Brooklyn) to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to track replacement on the 20th Avenue Bridge.