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 most 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 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and Rector Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal. Customers may take 2 or 3 trains and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 trains run express in both directions between 34th Street and 14th Street
  • 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street
  • Overnight: Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, uptown 1 trains run express from 96th Street to 145th Street due to switch repairs south of 137th Street.

2

From 7:45 a.m. Saturday, March 30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31, uptown 2 trains skip Bronx Park East, Pelham Parkway, Allerton Avenue and Burke Avenue due to track repairs south of Gun Hill Road.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to tunnel lighting and station work in the old South Ferry Terminal.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 30 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, uptown 4 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to rail work at Astor Place. Note: 5 trains run every 20 minutes.

From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, downtown 4 trains skip 176th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 170th Street, 167th Street and 161st Street due to rail repairs south of 170th Street.

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Saturday, March 30, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street and uptown 4 trains run local from 14th Street-Union Square to 125th Street due to signal work south of 59th Street.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 30, downtown 5 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street and uptown 5 trains run local from 14th Street-Union Square to 125th Street due to signal work south of 59th Street.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, uptown 6 trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge to 14th Street-Union Square due to rail work at Astor Place. Note: 5 trains run every 20 minutes.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, downtown 6 trains run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to ADA work at Hunts Point Avenue.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 30 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, downtown A trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, downtown C trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th – 50th Streets.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, there are no downtown D trains at 7th Avenue, 47th-50th Sts, 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 34th Street-Herald Square due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Sts. Downtown D trains are rerouted via the C from 145th Street to West 4th Street. D service operates in two sections:

  • Between 205th Street and the 2nd Avenue F station
  • Between West 4th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 1, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street. (See R entry for travel information.)

F, G

At all times until April 26, 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation. Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available. Customers may also use the B57bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

J

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 31, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center due to track panel installation at Broadway Junction. Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck.

  • J trains operate between Chambers Street and Broadway Junction
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction 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

Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1, downtown N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, downtown R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

  • To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.
  • From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.