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.

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there are no 1 train between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets.  1 trains operate between South Ferry and 137th Street.  Customers may take A trains, the M3 and free shuttle buses as alternates.

Free shuttle buses operate between 137th Street and 168th Street

M3 and free shuttle buses operate between 168th Street and 191st Street

Free shuttle buses operate between 207th Street and 242nd Street

Customers may transfer between buses and trains at 137th Street 1, 168th Street A and 207th Street A stations.  For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, use nearby A stations; transfer between the 1 and A trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 5, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 5 to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 6 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, uptown 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to electrical work at 51st Street.

5

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 6, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 trains run express from East 180th Street to Dyre Avenue due to track tie block and surface replacement north of Morris Park and cable work north of Baychester Avenue.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to electrical work at 51st Street.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to electrical work at 51st Street.

6

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Brooklyn-bound A  trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there is no A  train service between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Blvd or Howard Beach-JFK Airport due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  A trains operate in two sections:

Between Inwood-207th Street and Euclid Avenue

Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway

Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

Between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport, making station stops at Grant Avenue, 80th Street, 88th Street, Rockaway Blvd., 104th Street, 111th Street, Lefferts Blvd., Aqueduct Racetrack and Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue.

Between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport, nonstop

Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Euclid Avenue and/or at Howard Beach-JFK airport.  Note:  Rockaway Park train shuttle is unaffected.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D N (FASTRACK)

From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, there is no D service between Stillwell Avenue and Bay Parkway and no N service between Stillwell Avenue and 86th Street due to FASTRACK shutdown for maintenance, testing and inspection of signal equipment.  Customers may take F or Q trains and the B1, B4, B64 and B82 buses instead.

D

From 8 p.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6, the last stop for some trains headed toward Coney Island is Bay Parkway due to FASTRACK shutdown for maintenance, testing and inspection of signal equipment.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track maintenance north of Elmhurst Avenue.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica-bound F  trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Streets due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

F

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica-bound F  trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track maintenance north of Elmhurst Avenue.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts Due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway project.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Nassau Avenue-bound G  trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, 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:

Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square

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 or 7 trains and shuttle buses at Court Square

L

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there is no L train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal at Graham Avenue.  L service operates in two sections:

Between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street

Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Rockaway Parkway

Free shuttle buses operate between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

N R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times 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.

Q

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