Weekend subway service changes


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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 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, there is no 1 train service between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets. 1 service operates between South Ferry and 137th Street.

·         For service between 137th Street and 168th Street, use free shuttle buses.

·         For service between 168th Street and 191st Street, use the M3 or free shuttle buses.

·         For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, use nearby A stations; transfer between 1 and A trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

·         For station between 207th Street and 242nd Street, take the A to 207th Street and transfer to free shuttle buses, which make all 1 stops between 207th and 242nd Streets.

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 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, there is no A  train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. 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 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound A  trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and tunnel lighting work south to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, 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.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F  trains 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.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound F  trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from 21st Street-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.  Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting work south of Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Church Avenue-bound G  trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2714, 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

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Manhattan-bound Q  trains run express from Kings Highway to Newkirk Plaza due to due to station renewal work at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 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.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)

12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 26, Sunday October 27 and Monday, October 28, 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 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 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.