Subway service changes to affect more than a dozen 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Chambers St due to track tie renewal at 34 St-Penn Station.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Wakefield-241 St-bound 2 trains run express between E180 St and Gun Hill Rd due to CPM signal modernization on the Dyre Avenue Line.

2

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College-bound 2 trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Chambers St due to track tie renewal at 34 St-Penn Station.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip Fulton St due to work for Fulton Center.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E180 St due to CPM signal modernization on the Dyre Avenue Line.

5

From 5:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, E180 St-bound 5 trains skip Fulton St due to work for Fulton Center.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, to 4:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park due to station rehabilitation preparation at Buhre Av and Zerega Av.

7

From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 7 trains are suspended between Times Square-42 St and Queensboro Plaza in both directions due to CBTC related work and track panel installation south of Queensboro Plaza.  E F N Q S and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Q service is extended to Astoria Ditmars Blvd on Saturday, June 21, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sunday, June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza making station stops at Queensboro Plaza, Queens Plaza, Court Square, Hunters Point Av and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

7

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, the last stop on some 7 trains headed toward Queensboro Plaza will be 74 St-Broadway due to CBTC related work and track panel installation south of Queensboro Plaza.

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 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd due to station rehabilitations at 88 St and 104 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service via 80 St. Far Rockaway Mott Av-bound A trains skip 88 St and Rockaway Blvd.  Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd, stopping at 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St. Transfer between shuttle buses and the A at 80 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 59 St Columbus Circle to Canal St due to track plate renewal on switches south of Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 59 St Columbus Circle to Canal St due to track plate renewal on switches south of Canal St.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, E trains are suspended in both directions between World Trade Center and W 4 St-Wash Sq due to track plate renewal on switches south of Canal St.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Coney Island Stillwell Av-bound F trains are rerouted via the E line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to 5 Av/53 St due to Second Avenue Subway construction work.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, Coney Island Stillwell Av-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd and 75 Av due to rail work south of Parsons Blvd.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, Q trains are extended to Astoria Ditmars Blvd due to CBTC related work and track panel installation south of Queensboro Plaza on the 7 line.

S  (42 St Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 21, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, the 42 St Shuttle operates overnight due to CBTC related work and track panel installation south of Queensboro Plaza on the 7 line.

S  (Franklin Av Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 21, to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, the Franklin Av Shuttle operates every 24 minutes due to CPM circuit breaker house work north of Prospect Pk.

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.