Weekend subway service changes to affect 18 lines


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins
Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins

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 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and Rector Street due to signal operations and gap filler testing in the old South Ferry Terminal.  Customers may take 2 or 3 trains and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 trains run express in both directions between 34th Street and 14th Street
  • 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street
  • Overnight:  Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, there are no 2 trains 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 the 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

Note:  5 service is suspended between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to  signal operations and gap filler testing in the old South Ferry Terminal.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street and Chambers Street due to signal operations and gap filler testing in the old South Ferry Terminal.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 23 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, downtown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, uptown 4 trains run local from Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Central-42nd Street due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, there are no 5 trains 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.

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

Note:  There is no 2 service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, uptown 5 trains run local from Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Central-42nd Street due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, downtown 6 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25 (last of 13 weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC work.  Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

*Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)

A

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, uptown A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street, then local to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 23 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, Queens-bound A trains run express from Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts to Utica Avenue due to platform edge and tile work at Utica Avenue.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 168th Street-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, Euclid Avenue-bound C trains run express from Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts to Utica Avenue due to platform edge and tile work at Utica Avenue.

E

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, Queens-bound E trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Penn Station due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, March 25, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, Coney Island-bound F trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to West 4th Street due to electrical work at 34th Street-Herald Square.

F, G

At all times until mid-April 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, March 23 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 24, there is no J train service between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation from Cypress Hills to 130th Street.  Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service.

  • J trains operate between Chambers Street and Crescent Street
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, Brooklyn-bound N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, March 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 25, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Highway due to NYCDOT Emergency Concrete Removal south of Parkside Avenue Station.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, Brooklyn-bound R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, Queens-bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Street due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

S (42nd Street Shuttle) (Overnights)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Monday, March 25, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.