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 most 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 1 trains run express from Chambers Street to 14th Street due to conduit and track work south of 14th Street.

2
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there is no 2 train service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  2 service operates in two sections:

  • Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • Between 148th Street 3 station and Flatbush Avenue

Free shuttle buses operate in three segments:

  • Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street only
  • Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse only
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 135th Street only

2
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 2 trains run express from Chambers Street to 14th Street due to conduit and track work south of 14th Street.

4
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

4
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, 4 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street.

5
From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  5 service operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes

Customers should use 2 trains and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Take the 2 between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street.
  • Take the 149th Street bus shuttle between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

5
From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 5 trains run local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street.

6
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

A
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there is no A train service between 168th Street and 207th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  A service operates between 168th Street and Lefferts Blvd and between 168th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between 168th Street and 207th Street, making stops at 175th, 181st , 190th and Dyckman Street
  • Between 168th and 190th Street making stops at 175th Street and 181st Street only

A
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, Queens-bound A trains run local from Hoyt-Schermerhorn to Utica Avenue due to ADA work at Utica Avenue.

A
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown A trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets.

C
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, there are no C trains between 145th Street and 168th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  Customers should take the A instead.

C
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, downtown C trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Streets.

D
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, there are no downtown D trains at 7th Avenue, 47th-50th Sts, 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 34th Street-Herald Square due to track maintenance north of 47th-50th Sts.  Downtown D trains are rerouted via the C from 145th Street to West 4th Street.  D service operates in two sections:

  • Between 205th Street and the 2nd Avenue F station
  • Between West 4th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue

E
From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 8, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.  (See R entry for travel information.)

E
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, Manhattan-bound E trains run local from Union Turnpike to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

F
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway Project.

F
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, downtown (Manhattan-bound) F trains run local from Union Turnpike to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

F, G
At all times until April 26, 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available.  Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

J
From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 7, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation from Cypress Hills to north of 121st Street.  Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck.

  • J trains operate between Chambers Street and Broadway Junction
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.

M
Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

N
From 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown (Manhattan-bound) N trains are rerouted via the D from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to pier repair at 15th and 17th Avenue bridges.

N
From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 8, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) N trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street.

Q
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, uptown (Manhattan-bound) Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to track tie replacement north of Kings Highway.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) R trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street.

  • No Brooklyn-bound N or R trains at City Hal, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.
  • Customers may use the 4 or F trains at nearby stations.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

  • To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.
  • From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.