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.

4

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium die to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.  Customers should take the D and free shuttle buses instead.

4 services operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street –Yankee Stadium.

Customers may transfer between 4 and D trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.

For service to or from 167th Street, 170th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, customers may use D service at nearby stations.  Walk or take a cross-town bus between 4 and D stations.

Free shuttle buses operate to and from Bedford Park Boulevard, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn.  Shuttle buses connect with the Bedford Park Boulevard 4 station.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 12, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 12 to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 13 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, downtown 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, downtown 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.

Customers should use E F N and Q service between Manhattan and Queens

Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Pl.

In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight.

[Q ] service is extended to Ditmars Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, there is no A  train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway/Rockaway Park due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  A trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd.

Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.

Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach/JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, 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.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, 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.

E

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, 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 the Second Avenue Subway project.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to 21st Street-Queensbridge due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Jamaica-bound F  trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Streets due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Court Square-bound G  trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

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.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Coney Island-bound N trains are rerouted via the D line in Brooklyn from 36th Street to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 12 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 13, Q service is extended to and from Ditmars Boulevard due to 7 suspensions between Manhattan and Queens.

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.

S

12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 12, Sunday October 13 and Monday, October 14, the 42nd Street shuttle operates through the night due to 7 suspensions between Manhattan and Queens.