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.

These weekend changes are necessary because of capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  This work is part of NYC Transit’s ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2010-2014 Capital Program log on to www.mta.info/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

4

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.  Customers should take the D and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 service 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 D station.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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 Grand Central-42nd Street.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 19 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and operate local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14thStreet-Union Square and Grand Central-42nd Street.

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 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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 Plaza
  • 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 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there is no A train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway 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:

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

2.      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 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 207th Street-bound A trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 168th Street-bound C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express Canal Street to 34th Street-Penn Station due to work on the Mulry Square Fan Plant at 14th Street.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-MetroTech due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 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.  G service operates in two secttions.

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

To connect between F and G service, customers should take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, M service is suspended due to station renewal work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all stops.

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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 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, Coney Island-bound N trains are rerouted via the D line in Brooklyn from 36thStreet to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20, Q service is extended to and from Ditmars Boulevard due to the 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.  At all other times, Q trains terminate at 57th Street-7th Avenue.

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 (42nd Street Shuttle)

12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 19, Sunday October 20 and Monday, October 21, the 42nd Street shuttle operates through the night due to 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

S (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, there is no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  (See A entry.)