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.

2

From 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 241st Street-bound 2 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to rail replacement at Intervale Avenue and gauge replacement south of Jackson Avenue.

4

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 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.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 17, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and 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.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-138th Street to Parkchester due to ADA upgrades at Hunts Point Avenue.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no 7 train service between Main Street and Willets Point due to rail and cable work north of Willets Point.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Brooklyn-bound A 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 16 and Sunday, November 17, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no E trains between Jamaica Center and Van Wyck Blvd due to track maintenance between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue.  E service operates between World Trade Center and Van Wyck Blvd and via the F line to and from 179th Street F station.  Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Turnpike, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue, Jamaica-Van Wyck and Van Wyck Blvd.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 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 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound F 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, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound G trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

J

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no J trains between Essex Street and Chambers Street due to escalator replacement south of Essex Street.  J service operates between Jamaica Center and Essex Street.  To travel to/from the Bowery, Canal Street and Chambers Street, customers may use the 6 at nearby stations.  F and M trains provide connecting service via Broadway-Lafayette Street and Delancey-Essex Sts.

L

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no L trains between 8th Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street.  L service operates between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.  Customers may use A, F, J and M trains and the M14 and free shuttle buses for alternate service.

  • M service is extended to the 57th Street F station during the daytime and evening hours.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two sections:

1.)  Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Lorimer Street, stopping at DeKalb Avenue, Jefferson Street, Morgan Avenue, Montrose Avenue, Grand Street and Graham Avenue.  2.)  At Lorimer Street, Bedford Avenue, Marcy Avenue (J, M), Hewes Street (J, M), and Broadway (G).

In Manhattan, customers should use M14 buses for station along 14th Street.  The M14A serves the Delancey-Essex Sts station.

M

From 6 a.m., Saturday, November 16 to 12:50 a.m. Sunday, November 17 and from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Sunday, November 17, M service is extended to the 57th Street F station due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, M trains skip Fresh Pond Road in both directions due to station renewal work.  Free loop shuttle buses provide connecting service between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue stations.

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

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no Q train service between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Church Avenue due to track work north of Prospect Park.   Q service operates between Stillwell Avenue and Church Avenue.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Church Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, stopping at Parkside Avenue, Prospect Park and 7th Avenue.

  • To Manhattan, customers may take the D, F, or N from Stillwell Avenue.
  • To Coney Island, customers may take the D, F, and N at 34th Street-Herald Square or the D, N at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.
  • Between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 57th Street-7th Avenue, customers may take the N or R.

R

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.