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Weekend work impacting 16 train lines

by Benjamin Kabak

We’re starting the weekend a little early around here this week so let’s dive into the service changes. The 8th Ave. FASTRACK is on track for the 12th so next week offers us a reprieve from weekday changes. In the meantime, we have the following weekend advisories. Subway Weekender has the map.


From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4, downtown 1 trains skip 125th, 116th, 110th and 103rd Streets due to switch repairs near 137th Street.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 4, downtown 2 trains run express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-149th Street due to track panel installation at East 180th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, uptown 4 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 10 p.m. Friday, March 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th to Grand Central-42nd Street due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 4, uptown 4 trains skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to track and platform edge survey at 149th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 3 and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, March 4, downtown 5 trains run express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-Grand Concourse due to track panel installation at East 180th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 3 and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, March 4, downtown 5 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 10 p.m. Friday, March 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, uptown 6 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to work on the Broadway/Lafayette-to-Bleecker Street transfer connection and station painting at Astor Place and Spring Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, there are no 7 trains between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to track panel installation and CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza, ADA work at Court Square and station renewal at Hunters Point Avenue. Customers should take the N, R, E or F between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza. In Manhattan, the 42nd Street shuttle (S) operates overnight. (Repeats next four weekends through March 31-Apr 2.)


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, A trains run local in both directions between 145th Street and 168th Street and from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, there is no C train service between 145th Street and 168th Street due to track maintenance. Customers should take the A instead.


From 11 p.m. Friday, March 2 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, March 5, free shuttle buses replace A trains between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway due to track panel installation between Beach 67th and Beach 60th Streets.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, Brooklyn-bound D trains run via the N line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to station and line structure rehabilitation near 9th Avenue. Note: Free transfers are available at New Utrecht Avenue-62nd Street with MetroCards. This out-of-system transfer at street level via new Utrecht Avenue is available until May 2012. Look for instructions on station signs.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, there is no L train service between Broadway Junction and 8th Avenue due to signal removal. The M train, M14 bus and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

  • M service is extended to the 57th Street F station.
  • Customers may take to M14 bus between 1st Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • Free shuttle buses operate in three sections:
    1. Between Broadway Junction and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
    2. Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Lorimer Street-Metropolitan Avenue (G)
    3. Between Lorimer Street-Metropolitan Ave (G) and Marcy Ave (J, M)

Note: Manhattan-bound customers may transfer to the A, C or J train at Broadway Junction or the M at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs or Marcy Ave.


From 6 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, March 3 and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, March 4, M service is extended to the 57th Street (F) station due to L suspension.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, uptown N trains skip Prince, 8th, 23rd and 28th Sts. due to rail repairs.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 3 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. due to work on the 7 line.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, uptown R trains skip Prince, 8th, 23rd and 28th Sts. due to rail repairs.


From 11 p.m. Friday, March 2 to 4:45 a.m., Monday, March 5, A trains replace the S shuttle between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park due to due to track panel installation between Beach 67th and Beach 60th Streets. Free shuttle buses replace A service between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway.

(42nd Street Shuttle)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, March 3, Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5, 42nd Street operates all night, every 10 minutes, due to the 7 line suspension between Queens and Manhattan.

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9 comments

Matthias March 2, 2012 - 2:36 pm

The Far Rockaway work is cancelled.

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crescent March 2, 2012 - 3:06 pm

If there is work at Bleecker/Spring/Astor Place, then why does 4/5 run local in stations way north of there (42nd St – 125th St.)??

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Clarke March 2, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Reasons why living off the L is not worth it.

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John March 2, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Yes but if I’m not mistaken, Ben, is this the last weekend they’ll be doing shut downs and then CBTC is complete?

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Alex C March 3, 2012 - 1:18 am

There’s still re-signaling to be done since the CBTC system on the L is an obsolete system whose RF components are no longer even made. You can thank the con artists at Siemens for that. The MTA learned their lesson though, and the IRT Flushing and IND Queens Boulevard lines will use Thales’ off-the-shelf system (which works great).

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Alek March 2, 2012 - 10:24 pm

I still don’t get why the 4/5 have to be running local above 42nd street since Bleecker Station is way downtown. This is odd.

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nycpat March 2, 2012 - 11:15 pm

Work trains using express tracks.

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Alek March 3, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Im curious wht the M extendson is,longer than the Q extension. The m runs until midnight while the q until 9pm

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Alon Levy March 5, 2012 - 1:27 am

Question to the gallery: are there slow restrictions on tracks adjacent to platform maintenance and cleaning work, or only on tracks adjacent to trackwork? I’m asking because a California rail advocate has just confirmed that BART has none of the former. (The latter may well be irrelevant due to nighttime shutdowns, of course.)

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