Weekend subway service changes

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

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August, 11, downtown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

2

At all times, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no 2 train service at 241st Street in either direction due to switch renewal north of 238th Street and track work south of 241st Street.  Customers may take free shuttle buses between 238th Street and 241st Street during morning and evening rush and during the overnight hours when the Bx39 does not run.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, downtown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 3 service is extended to 34th Street-Penn Station due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 10 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

  • 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Uptown 5 trains run local from Grand Central to 125th Street on Saturday, August 10 only.

6

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 6 service operates in two sections due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue:

  • Between Pelham Bay Park and 125th Street
  • Between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 3rd Avenue-138thStreet due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

7

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, August 10, Main Street-bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue due to cable work between 33rd Street and 69th Street for Flushing CBTC.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, downtown A trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 10, downtown C trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125thStreet and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Coney Island-bound D trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to rail renewal north of Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and track tie renewal at Union Street.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Streets due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Jamaica-bound F run express from West 4th Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track tie renewal at 23rd Street, 34th Street-Herald Square and 42nd Street-Bryant Park.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, there is no G train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue.  G trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue.  There is no G service at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square.

Free shuttle buses operate on two routes:

  1. Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square
  2. Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

  • G trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Avenue
  • L trains and shuttle buses at Lorimer Street
  • E and 7 trains and shuttle buses at Court Square

J

From 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to switch renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.  J trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
  • Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M line to/from Metropolitan Avenue.

L trains provide connecting service via Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue, making stations stops at Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciusko Street.

  • Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.

M

From 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10, M service is suspended due to station renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.  Customers should take the J train making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue.  (See J entry.)

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

N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 9 until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

  • No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Coney Island-bound N trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Newkirk Plaza due to track panel work at Sheepshead Bay.

Note:  At all times until December 2013, Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.

R

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10, Bay Ridge-bound R trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.