Weekend subway service changes

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Check out these service changes before taking the subway this weekend. 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, downtown 1 trains run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Chambers Street due to station painting at 28th Street and Canal Street.

 

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2 trains operate in two sections due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road:

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

*2 trains from Flatbush Avenue are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.

 

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 11 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 12 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, downtown 2 trains run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Chambers Street due to station painting at 28th Street and Canal Street.

 

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street and uptown 4 trains run local from Brooklyn Bridge to 125th Street due to signal testing at Grand Central-42nd Street and 14th Street-Union Square.

 

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, uptown (Woodlawn-bound) 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Burnside Avenue due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

 

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 5 service is suspended due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  Customers may take the 2 and/or 4 trains.  For service between:

  • Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, customers may take the 2 instead (the 2 operates between Dyre Avenue and Flatbush Avenue during this time).
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, customers may take the 4 instead.

 

A

From 6 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 12, shuttle trains replace A service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Blvd. due to rail and switch work south of Euclid Avenue.

  • Shuttle trains operate every 30 minutes serving Howard Beach-JFK Airport, Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue, Aqueduct Racetrack and Rockaway Blvd.
  • Transfer is available between shuttle and A trains at Rockaway Blvd.
  • Transfer between shuttle trains and Far Rockaway-bound shuttle buses at Howard Beach-JFK Airport.

 

A

From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 12, there is no A train service between Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Euclid Avenue due to rail and switch work south of Euclid Avenue.  A service operates between 207th Street and Euclid Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach, making stations stops at Grant Avenue, 80th Street, 88th Street, Rockaway Blvd, 104th Street, 111thStreet and Lefferts Blvd, Aqueduct Racetrack, Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.
  • Non-stop between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 11 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 12 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, downtown (Queens-bound) A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, uptown (Manhattan-bound) A trains run local from Broadway Junction to Utica Avenue due to platform area rehabilitation at Utica Avenue.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, downtown (Queens-bound) C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of String Street.

 

E

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, Manhattan-bound E trains are rerouted via the F line after 36th Street, Queens to 2ndAvenue due to track tie renewal south of Queens Plaza.

 

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, there is no E train service between World Trade Center and West 4th Street due to track tie renewal south of Queens Plaza.  Customers should take the A or C instead.  E trains originate and terminate at 2nd Avenue F station.

 

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-MetroTech due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

 

G

From 11 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, there is no G train service between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to tie block renewal north of Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.  Customers should take the F instead.  For F service, customers may take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech.  G service operates in two sections:

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

 

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, there is no J train service between Hewes Street and Essex Street due to Williamsburg Bridge maintenance and rail renewal/track inspection between Essex Street and Marcy Avenue.  J service operates in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every 15 minutes.

 

Free shuttle buses provide service between Hewes Street and Essex Street, making a station stop at Marcy Avenue.

 

M

At all times until late August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

 

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 12 and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, Brooklyn-bound N trains are rerouted via the Q from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station work at Rector Street.

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39thAvenue in Queens due to station painting at 30th Avenue.

 

Q

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13, uptown (57thStreet-7th Avenue-bound) Q trains stop at 49th Street due to station painting at 30th Avenue.

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) R trains are rerouted via the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue due to station work at Rector Street.

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