Subway service changes to affect 13 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.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  Free shuttle buses provide alternative service, making all subway stops between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College.

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 3 trains are suspended due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  2 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  In Brooklyn, free shuttle buses operate between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.  Transfer between 2 trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Av.  In Harlem, free shuttle buses serve 135 St, 145 St, and 148 St.  Transfer between 2 trains and free shuttle buses at 135 St.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and New Lots Av due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  2 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  Transfer between 2 trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Av.

A

At all times until August 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 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 26, Inwood-207 St-bound A  trains run local from Canal St to 125 St due to track tie and track plate renewal at 59 St-Columbus Circle.  Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St due to Mulry Square vent plan upgrade.

D

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 23 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, May 25, Bronx-bound D trains skip 182-183 Sts due to ADA work at Kingsbridge Rd.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 26, Bronx-bound D  trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 145 St due to track tie and track plate renewal at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

E

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 23 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, Queens-bound F trains are rerouted via the E line from 47-50 Sts-Rock Ctr to Queens Plaza due to Second Avenue Subway construction work.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, F trains run local in both directions in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke.

G

From 5:00 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs due to Sandy recovery work in the Greenpoint Tube.  The last stop for some trains headed toward Long Island City-Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

J

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 10:00 p.m. Monday, May 26, J service is suspended between Marcy Av and Broadway Junction due to track panel work from Flushing Av to Myrtle Av, and track repairs near Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses operate between Marcy Av and Broadway Junction stopping at Hewes St, Lorimer St, Flushing Ave, Myrtle Av, Kosciusko St, Gates Av, Halsey St, and Chauncey St.

M

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24 to 10:00 p.m. Monday, May 26, M service is suspended due to track panel work from Flushing Av to Myrtle Av, and track repairs near Broadway Junction.  Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Marcy Av.  Free shuttle buses operate between Middle Village Metropolitan Av and Marcy Av, stopping at Fresh Pond Rd, Forest Av, Seneca Av, Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs, Knickerbocker Av, Central Av, Myrtle Av, Flushing Av, Lorimer St, and Hewes St.

Q

At all times until early summer 2014, Coney Island-bound Q  trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd due to painting and concrete repair work on station platforms at Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.

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.