Subway service changes to affect 12 lines this weekend


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.

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, 1  trains are suspended between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St due to CPM Brick Arch Repair at 168 St and 181 St, and repair work in the area of 125 St.  A C trains, M3 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

4

From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, August 17, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local from 125 St to Grand Cantral-42 St due to CPM cable work south of 125 St.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, 5 trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to CPM Signal Modernization on the Dyre Ave Line.  Free shuttle buses operate between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St all weekend.

6

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 5 until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions due to CPM station rehabilitation work.

For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard.

​6  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station rehabilitation work at Buhre Av and Zerega Av, and platform edge and canopy work at Pelham Bay Park.

6  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6  trains run express from Hunts Point Av to Parkchester due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av.

6

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 6  trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av.  The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St.

A

At all times until September 2014, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd-bound A  trains skip 88 St, and Lefferts Blvd-bound A  trains skip 104 St due to station renewals at 88 St and 104 St.

For Service To/From 88 St:  To 88 St, take the A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.  From 88 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For Service To/From 104 St:  To 104 St, take the Lefferts Blvd-bound A  to Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .  From 104 St, take the Q112 bus. Or, take the A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd due to CPM 88 St station rehabilitation.   Far Rockaway-Mott Av-bound A trains skip 88 St and Rockaway Blvd.  Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd,104 St, and 111 St.

A  

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle to due to CPM preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 4, A trains are suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 St due to MOW track tie renewal near 181 St.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Queens-bound A  trains run local from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to MOW track maintenance and rail work north of 59 St-Columbus Circle.

C  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle to due to CPM preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Coney Island- Stillwell Av-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to MOW track maintenance and rail work north of 59 St-Columbus Circle.

E

12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 16, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, E  trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, and MOW track tie renewal at 65 St.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M  line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Rock Ctr due to Second Avenue Subway construction work.

F  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, Jamaica 179 St-bound F  trains are rerouted via the A  line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq due to CPM preparation for Hurricane Sandy work.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, F trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke and MOW track tie renewal at 65 St.

G

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, G trains are suspended between Long Island City-Court Sq and Nassau Av due to MOW Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  Transfer out-of-system (with MetroCard) between the Broadway G station and Lorimer St J M stations.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service along two routes:

Via Manhattan Av between Nassau Av and Court Sq, stopping at Greenpoint Av and 21 St.

Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer St L and Court Sq, stopping near G stations at Nassau Av, Greenpoint Av, and 21 St.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, R  service is extended to Jamaica-179 St due to MOW Jamaica Yard lead switch reconstruction.

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.