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Extreme cold leads MTA to scale back weekend work

by Benjamin Kabak

It’s cold out — perhaps dangerously so — so the MTA has decided to cancel all subway service this weekend scale back the weekend work to appropriate and safe levels. What a concept. Anyway, I digress. Here are your service advisories.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 2 service is suspended in both directions between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Nonstop between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.
  • Local between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St, making station stops at 149 St-Grand Concourse, 145 St, 135 St, 125 St, 116 St, and 110 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 3 service is suspended in both directions between Harlem-148 St and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses run between Harlem-148 St and 96 St. 2 trains make all 3 line station stops between 96 St and Franklin Av. 4 trains make all station stops between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 4 service is extended to/from New Lots Av. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.


From 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green.


From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, February 2, 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 31, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Queens-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W4 St-Wash Sq.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run local from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 30, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, 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. – Define normal. As I understand it, the headways on L trains will be marked longer than usual this weekend.


From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

42 St Shuttle
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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12 comments

Michael January 31, 2015 - 12:12 pm

From the listing:

“From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, Queens-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W4 St-Wash Sq.”

I’m just wondering HOW are Queens-bound A-trains are supposed to “run express” say from West 4th Street to Canal Street considering that there are no track switches to allow such a move at West 4th Street.

Unless of course those Queens bound A-trains simply run on the local track but do not stop at Spring Street.

Mike

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Lance January 31, 2015 - 2:02 pm

That one was erroneously kept in. Originally, Queens-bound A trains were running via the F-line from W 4 Street to Jay St, which meant that said trains would have to run local from 59 Street to be able to switch over to the 6th Ave line. This weekend, Queens-bound A trains are running normally. Well, at least according to the scheduled service.

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tacony January 31, 2015 - 2:29 pm

The downtown 6 isn’t stopping between 42nd and 14th. There are signs up in the stations but I don’t know why this isn’t shown online anywhere…

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SubwayNut January 31, 2015 - 5:16 pm

The A train is running express the full way in Manhattan both directions. I took it downtown this morning needing to go to Broadway-Lafayette (it was supposed to run via the F) had to run downstairs and wait for the F/D at West 4th.

The signs though are still up on the platform at 34 Street at least confusing many people.

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mrb370 January 31, 2015 - 5:30 pm

the service changes on the A and C were cancelled yesterday.

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Justin Tokke January 31, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Beautiful opener!

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Jay January 31, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Train headways on the L train will be increased to 1 train every 10 minutes on weekends until the 23rd of February

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Brooklynite February 1, 2015 - 9:58 pm

Trains are single-tracking between 3 Av and Union Sq should not cause 10-minute headways. The trip is literally timetabled at one minute or less (!) in each direction.

Anyone know what’s up?

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Tower18 February 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm

It’s sort of amusing that in the face of cold that required activation of the “cold weather plan” (ie. for instance all A trains local in Brooklyn), all work that required passengers to go outside and wait for shuttle buses was kept in. All notions of “safety” w/r/t the cold are for workers, not passengers, I suppose…

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Brooklynite February 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm

Passengers will (theoretically) only be waiting for the bus for a few minutes at most so it’s not that dangerous, as opposed to workers who would be outside for hours at a time. Even so, there was switch work (?) going on along the elevated Q line in Brooklyn, at least on Sat. morning.

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Ike February 1, 2015 - 8:43 pm

All D and N trains have been running local in Brooklyn this weekend “due to the weather” — meaning the cold temperatures, I suppose? What difference does that make for express tracks on 4th Ave.?

Also, some of the L headways were significant. I waited 16 minutes for a Manhattan-bound L at Bedford on Sat. at around 6 p.m. When it arrived, it had rush-hour-style crowds, of course.

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Brooklynite February 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm

The trains cannot be kept in the yards, where they can become stuck due to snow or freezing switches. As a result, they are kept on underground express tracks.

The L was single-tracking between 3 Av and Union Sq. Definitely not an excuse for 16-minute headways given how close those two stops are, but that’s why.

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