Weekend subway service changes


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

Once again, 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 3:45 a.m. Saturday, March 9 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10, uptown 1 trains skip 225th Street, 231st Street and 238th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street.

From 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street in the Bronx.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, there are no 2 trains between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 96th Street due to station work at 149th Street-Grand Concourse, track maintenance at 96th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.  Downtown 2 trains operate local between 96th Street and Times Square-42nd Street.

Free shuttle buses operate:

  • Non-stop – Between 96th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • Local – Between 96th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street

During this time, 2 trains will operate in two sections:

  • Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • Between 96th Street and Flatbush Avenue

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, 3 service is suspended due to station work at 149th Street-Grand Concourse, track maintenance at 96th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.  2 trains make all 3 station stops between 96th Street and Franklin Avenue.  4 trains make all 3 station stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue.  Free shuttle bus operates as a local between 96th Street and 148th Street.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, 4 service is extended to New Lots Avenue and operates as a local in Brooklyn due to work on the 2, 3, 5 line.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, downtown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work south of Grand Central-42nd Street.

4 (Overnights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9,
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10 and
From 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11,
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.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, downtown 5 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work south of Grand Central-42nd Street.

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, there are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to station work at 149th Street-Grand Concourse, track maintenance at 96th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.

Free shuttle bus operates across 149th Street between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.   5 train service operates in two sections:

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

Note:  5 trains from Manhattan skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 4 instead. 

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, 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 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11 (and the next two 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 5 a.m. Saturday, March 9, uptown A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to 125th Street due to scraping and painting of track ceiling at 81st Street.

Queens-bound A trains run express from Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts to Utica Avenue due to platform edge and tile work at Utica Avenue:

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9,
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10 and
From 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11,

C
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, downtown C trains run express from Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts to Utica Avenue due to platform edge and tile work at Utica Avenue.

E (Overnights)

Queens-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hillls-71st Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue:
From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9,
From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10 and
From 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11,

F, G

At all times through first quarter of 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the B61for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available.  Customers may also use theB57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

F

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

M

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 9 and continuing for the next 5 months 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 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 11, Brooklyn-bound N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 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 9 and Sunday, March 10, Brooklyn-bound R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

S (42nd Street Shuttle) (Overnights)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.