Weekend subway service changes


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Check out these service changes before taking the subway this weekend.

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

 

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road:

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

*2 trains from Flatbush Avenue are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.

 

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street due to signal work at Grand Central-42nd Street.

 

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 5 service is suspended due to

track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road.  Customers may take the 2 and/or 4 instead.  For service between:

  • Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2 instead (the 2 operates between Dyre Avenue ad Flatbush Avenue during this time.)
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4 instead.

 

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Flushing/Main Street-bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point due to signal cable and track tie installation for Flushing CBTC and track panel installation between 52nd Street and 61st Street-Woodside.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 1 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, downtown (Queens-bound) A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street and fan plant rehabilitation south of 14th Street.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street and fan plant rehabilitation south of 14th Street.

 

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, 205th Street-bound D trains run express from 145th Street to Tremont Avenue due to prep work on the Concourse line for upcoming Fastrack maintenance.

 

E

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, World Trade Center-bound E trains are rerouted via the F line after 36th Street, Queens to 2nd Avenue due to track tie renewal in the 53rd Street tube.  In addition, there are no E trains between World Trade Center and West 4th Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.  Customers may take the A or C instead.  E trains originate and terminate at the 2nd Avenue F station.

 

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.

 

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m., Monday, June 3, Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to tie and plate renewal south of Ft. Hamilton Parkway.

 

F

From 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 1 to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 2, there is no F service at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street due to shut down of elevators and escalators for electrical testing.

  • Coney Island-bound F trains skip this station
  • Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza.
  • Customers may use nearby Lexington Avenue-59th Street 4, 6, N and R stations.

 

G

From 11 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, there is no G train service between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.  Customers should take the F instead.  For F service, take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech.  G service operates in two sections:

  • Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avs
  • Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes

 

J

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 2, there are no J trains between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural steel repair and painting north of Cypress Hills.  J service operates between Chambers Street and Crescent Street.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.

 

M

At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

 

N

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, N trains are rerouted via the R line in both directions between Canal Street and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center due to NYC DOT work on the Manhattan Bridge.  N trains stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street, Jay Street-MetroTech and DeKalb Avenue.

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, Ditmars Blvd-bound N trains skip 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway and 30th Avenue due to station painting at 30th Avenue.

 

Q

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, Q trains are rerouted via the R in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to NYC DOT work on the Manhattan Bridge.  Q trains stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.

 

Q

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday, June 1, Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3, 57th Street/7th Avenue-bound Q trains stop at 49th Street due to station painting at 30th Avenue.