Weekend subway service changes


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 several 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.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Brooklyn-bound C trains are rerouted on the F line in Manhattan and Brooklyn between W 4St and Jay St-MetroTech due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Queens-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av due to track tie renewal north of Queens Plaza.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 17, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Queens-bound F trains run on the M line from 47-50 Sts to Queens Plaza due to Second Avenue Subway construction.

G

From 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, G  trains run every 20 minutes between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, due to Fix and Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  The last stop for some trains headed towards Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs.  To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to a Court Sq-bound G train.

J

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, J trains are suspended between Essex St and Chambers St in both directions due to cable work south of Bowery.  For service to/from Bowery, Canal St, and Chambers St, use 4 or 6 trains at nearby stations. F trains provide connecting service via Bleecker St/ B’way-Lafayette St and Delancey-Essex Sts.

L

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, L trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track repairs south of E105 St.  L service operates in two sections between 8 Av and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy.  To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.

N

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Ditmars Blvd-bound N  trains are rerouted on the D  (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.

Q

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Q trains are suspended in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and Parkside Av due to switch renewal north of Coney Island- Stillwell Av.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Parkside Av and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  For service to Manhattan, take a D F or N train from Stillwell Av.  For service to Brooklyn, take either a D F or N train at 34 St-Herald Sq or a D N train at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Queens-bound R train service is extended to Jamaica 179 St on the F line due to signal modernization work at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av due to track renewal work north of Queens Plaza.

N/ R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, there is 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.