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, November 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 3, there are no 4  trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.

Customers may take the D train and free shuttle buses instead.

4 service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.

Transfer between 4 and D trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.

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

Take free shuttle buses to and from Bedford Park Blvd, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn.  Free shuttle buses connect with Bedford Park Blvd D station.

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, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, Times Square-bound 7 trains run express from Willets Point to Queensboro Plaza due to electrical work at 74th Street and track ties and concrete work at 69th Street and Mets-Willets Point.  7 trains will stop at Junction Blvd and 61st Street-Woodside.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 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.  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 (Nights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 2 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, Brooklyn-bound A  trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

A (Nights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 2 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, Brooklyn-bound A  trains run express from 59th Street to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, Euclid Avenue-bound C trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

C

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, Euclid Avenue-bound C  trains run express from 59th Street to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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 (Nights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 2 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 3, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, WTC-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Street and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, WTC-bound E trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75th Street due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Street and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd and 75th Avenue due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Street and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, M service is suspended due to station component work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all station stops.

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.

R

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Street and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

S (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 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.)