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Subway service changes to affect 8 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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 3:45 a.m. Saturday, December 20 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, Wakefield-241 St bound 2 trains run express from E 180 St to Gun Hill Rd.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

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.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

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

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, December 22, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St. 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 free shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

G

From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

Q

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21, R trains are rerouted via the Q  line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

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More 7 train suspensions coming next year


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It’s déjà vu for No. 7 train riders.

The MTA recently announced its latest round of service suspensions on the subway line, slated to start right after the new year and continue through the spring.

The work is part of three capital improvement projects on the No. 7 train to install a new signal system, replace elevated track, perform infrastructure work, and to reconstruct and fortify the Steinway tubes, according to the transit agency.

Most of the work is scheduled for the weekend and will disrupt service between Manhattan and Queens during the majority of the suspensions.

From Jan. 2-5 and Jan. 9 -12, there will be no service between Mets-Willets Point and Flushing Main Street. From Jan. 9 -12, Jan. 17-19, Jan. 24-26, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, and Feb. 6-9, there will be no trains between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza. From Feb. 27- Mar. 2 and Mar 6-9, service is suspended between Times Square-42nd Street and 74th Street-Broadway. From Mar. 14-16, Mar. 21-23 and Mar. 28-30, there are no trains between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point Avenue. From May 22-25, there will be no service between the Mets-Willets Point and Flushing Main Street.

During the suspensions, riders can use the E, F, G, N, Q and R lines as alternative service. There will also be free shuttle buses between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue.

The service disruptions are continuing despite pleas from western Queens residents and business owners who are fed up with years of constant disruptions on the line.

The service disruptions hit Long Island City and its local businesses hard. Though the MTA agreed to a campaign to promote Long Island City during the shut downs, the agency refused community and politicians’ requests for a shuttle bus from Vernon Boulevard through the Queens Midtown Tunnel into the city to make up for some of the lost subway service.

This year’s suspensions begin in late winter, and continued through the fall. When they started in early March, Long Island residents and businesses struggled the first weekend.

“It hurts us, there’s no doubt about it,” said Jeff Blath, owner of Alobar. “They [the MTA] did not come to us and say ‘what works the best for your guys?’ It’s just a multitude of problems and no communication.”

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MTA blames F train derailment on small rail defects that went unfixed


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of MTA

An F train went careening off its rails last May, injuring 32 and causing massive subway delays, because of several defects in the tracks that went unreported and unrepaired for at least a year after they were first discovered by an automated inspection, according to a report released Friday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

MTA investigators determined that it was not a single defect in the express track south of the Roosevelt Avenue station, but the combined effect of all those defects in one location that was the likely cause of the derailment.

Disciplinary action is being pursued against three maintenance supervisors and a track inspector for their roles in the derailment — failing to identify, document and correct the defects.

In the wake of the derailment and the ensuing investigation, New York City Transit has changed its inspection protocols to make sure rail defects like the ones found along the F Line are identified and repaired, according to a statement from the transit authority.

While inspectors never reported finding the track defects, despite making repairs to other tracks nearby, an automated inspection system did make a video record of the problems about a year before the derailment.

“Nothing is more important than providing the safest transportation possible for our customers and employees, so determining the cause of this derailment was a top priority for us,” New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco said. “We immediately took corrective action to ensure we always focus on identifying and correcting track defects. This will minimize the risk of future derailments.”

The Manhattan-bound F train was carrying about 1,000 passengers as it hurtled down the express tracks under Broadway at 60th Street in Woodside on May 2, when an 8-foot-long section of the 19-foot, six-inch rail fractured beneath it. Six of the train’s eight cars derailed. Thirty straphangers and two train crew members suffered minor injuries in the crash that caused an estimated $2 million in damages.

65th Street Derailment - Final Report - 12-12-2014.pdf - Adobe Acrobat

The weekday wreck at 10 a.m. forced the MTA to cancel service along the line and caused massive delays that rippled throughout the subway system.

During the investigation, safety officials reviewed videos from previously conducted automated inspections of that same stretch of track. The videos showed multiple problems, including a metal plate and fasteners under the track that had been broken for at least a year before the derailment. A wooden tie under the metal plate also was in poor condition.

The report also noted that two rails were not fitted together properly, leaving one eighth of an inch higher than the rail it was joined to. Metal rails used to join the rails together had been reused and one of six bolts holding them in place was missing. All of the defects were found in an area where crews had earlier replaced two sections of broken track, without investigating why the track was in disrepair.

“The combination of the broken plate, broken fasteners and deteriorated tie should have been prioritized for repairs,” read a statement from the MTA. “The report concludes that Division of Track personnel did not identify, document and correct the track defect at that location, either during regular inspections or when the two prior broken rails were replaced. They also did not adequately investigate the underlying causes of the broken rails.”

The MTA said it has taken other steps to make sure rail defects are properly identified and repaired, including a new procedure that is intended to ensure that plates and fasteners are replaced as soon as possible. The transit agency will add eight maintenance supervisors and will increase the number of times supervisors examine subway lines with the highest number of broken rails that are now inspected monthly by ultrasonic inspection cars.

The Transit Authority spends about $180 million on track maintenance every year. Altogether, the MTA has pumped $1.5 billion into track rehabilitation and construction under its 2010-2014 capital budget.

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Con Edison admin appointed next Real Estate Board of New York president 


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Photo courtesy of Real Estate Board of New York

A top Con Edison exec and former City Council chief of staff will take the helm as the next president of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the organization announced Tuesday.

John Banks, vice president of government relations at Con Edison, will officially begin his new position next year after the current president, Steven Spinola, steps down.

Spinola, who has lead the association for three decades as its longest-serving president, believes Banks is a solid choice for the future of REBNY.

“I look forward to some busy months ahead as we continue to pursue a pro-growth agenda for the city while ensuring the smoothest possible transition at REBNY,” Spinola said. “I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of this organization under John’s guidance.”

Banks is coming to REBNY after 13 years at Con Edison, where up until recently he lead a staff of 38 employees to manage government and community affairs.

Banks severed as chief of staff for the City Council speaker from 2000 to 2002 before taking his role at Con Edison.

And prior to that, Banks, who has an economics and government bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s in public administration from Baruch College, was deputy director of the City Council’s finance division.

Banks sits on a number of boards for various organizations, including the MTA, the New York Public Library and Manhattan College. He served as a member of Mayor de Blasio’s transition committee.

“I look forward to working with the leadership of REBNY, its members, staff, the community and New York’s elected officials,” Banks said. “It is an honor to follow in Steve’s tremendous footsteps and build upon his accomplishments.”

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Hamilton Beach boardwalk officially opened


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The final stone has been set, and the brand-new Hamilton Beach “boardwalk” has opened.

The 2,000-foot-long cement walkway now provides access for Hamilton Beach residents to travel a direct path from the neighborhood to the Coleman Square train station. Before the reconstruction, the now-cement path was a boardwalk with wooden slats.

The boardwalk was in disrepair for many years, with some boards missing and rusty rail, but it was usable. But once Superstorm Sandy hit, the fragile boardwalk was further damaged and deemed too dangerous for the public to use.

Following Sandy, the city dragged its heels on repairing the boardwalk because of a dispute over who actually owned the land beneath it. The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) claimed that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority owned the land, while the state-run MTA insisted it was the city’s land and responsibility.

Councilman Eric Ulrich then pushed for repairs to be done immediately by the city and the rightful owner, DCAS, took over the project.

Photo courtesy of Roger Gendron

Photo courtesy of Roger Gendron

“This is an issue our office has worked on with DCAS and the Hamilton Beach community for a long time,” Ulrich said. “In an area with limited ways in and out, the boardwalk is a main route connecting many people to the Howard Beach A train station. Residents will once again have easier access to transportation — but the boardwalk is just one part of the neighborhood that needed repair and we aim to fix them all.”

Repairs started back in May and were finished last week. The new “boardwalk” is now a cement path with a stone embankment descending to the water. The walkway has a new fence and guardrail.

“As a whole this is a positive step [for Hamilton Beach],” said Roger Gendron, president of the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association. “It is great that we have another way out of Hamilton Beach that is safer for residents to get to the businesses in Coleman Square and the train station.”

Hamilton Beach is a small portion of Howard Beach and is separated from the rest of the neighborhood by canals and waterways. There are only three ways out of the neighborhood, one being the boardwalk, which was out of commission for the past two years.

“I am glad to finally see that Hamilton Beach is finally getting some of the attention that it desperately needs from the city,” Gendron noted. “This is a great step forward.”

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Subway service changes to affect 9 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

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, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

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

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 111 St. For service to this station use the Q112 bus, or take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A . For service from this station, take a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Lefferts Blvd, transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

E

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

G

From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, December 7, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, December 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, N trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, December 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

R

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av.

S

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 6 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7, Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.

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MTA improvement plan may benefit restoration of Rockaway Beach Rail Line


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South Queens has one of the longest commute times to Midtown Manhattan out of any area in the five boroughs. But changes may soon be made as part of a new study released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that could undermine a proposal to turn an unused Queens rail line into a park.

In the study, the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission proposes to “aggressively expand the capacity of the existing [MTA] system.”

The newly released MTA study was welcome news to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, who has been advocating for improvements to the already existing infrastructure where the Rockaway Beach Rail Line once was.

“Support for reactivation of the rail line continues to grow and this new report drafted by leading transit experts is a huge step in the right direction,” said Goldfeder. “The Commission recognizes that reactivating unused rights-of-way such as the Rockaway Beach Rail Line is the best and most cost-effective way to improve access to transit for hundreds of thousands of Queens families.”

The report finds that the economic success of New York is dependent on a world class transportation system and that the MTA must continue to make improvements to it if it wants to keep this economic growth.

“New York will never have a world-class transit system unless the MTA reinvents itself and the public invests in it. A robust transportation network is essential to the region, but its past achievements do not make future success inevitable,” said Ray LaHood, co-chair of the Transportation Reinvention Commission and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. “Our work shows that the MTA can meet the array of challenges it faces, but doing so will require careful stewardship, creative thinking and heightened investment to ensure it can continue to be the engine that drives New York.”

The MTA study comes as a group has been advocating for a project called QueensWay, inspired by Manhattan’s High Line, which would convert the long-dormant rail line into a public park stretching across a wide swath of Queens.

The report released seven key strategies for improving transportation throughout the city. It states that the MTA must make investments designed to serve existing and emerging population and employment centers that are not well served by the existing system while also “pursuing new flexible service alternatives and operating modes.”

This expansion is already taking place in south Queens with plans being discussed for Select Bus Service on Woodhaven Boulevard.

The reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line could result in 500,000 daily trips and would cost the MTA around $700 million, according to a recent Queens College study.
Goldfeder believes this is a significant step forward in his fight to bring rail service along the line back to south Queens.

“I’m pleased that the Commission recognizes what our communities have known for a long time — that using this right-of-way is our best option for cutting commute times, growing our small businesses, and building a stronger, more resilient transit network,” concluded Goldfeder.

“Residents overwhelmingly support the reactivation of the rail line and I will continue to work with the MTA and my colleagues to make that dream a reality.”

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Subway service changes to affect 10 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 1 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station. 

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Van Cortlandt-242 St bound 2 trains run express from Chambers St to 34 St-Penn Station.

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 3 service operates to/from New Lots Av all weekend, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn. 3 trains run express in Manhattan all weekend.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Av. Take 2 3 N Q R trains instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the N Q R between 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. Transfer between the 4 6 and N Q R at 14 St-Union Sq or Canal St. 4 service operates local between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall all weekend.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Bowling Green. Take 4 5 6 R trains instead. Trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Grand Central-42 St.

6

At all times 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, November 28 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

6

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 6 trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St. To continue your trip, transfer at 3 Av-138 St to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A. From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

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

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

F

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, F trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, Chambers St-bound J trains run express from Broadway Junction to Myrtle Av.

Q

At all times until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, Q trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses operate between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Avenue X, making station stops at West 8 St-NY Aquarium, and Neptune Av.

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MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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From Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30, the MTA will operate on special schedules because of Thanksgiving weekend travel demands, according to the transit agency.

New York City subways and buses

New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the 1 at 79 St and the C at 81 St. There will be additional service on the S 42nd St Shuttle as well as increased early morning service on the 1 line. A number of bus routes will be impacted by the parade, and details will be provided at www.mta.info under “Service Status.” On Black Friday, Nov. 28, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions listed at mta.info.

Long Island Rail Road

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the LIRR will operate nine extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station. On Thanksgiving Day, there are extra trains to take riders to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On Black Friday, Nov. 28, the LIRR will run on a regular weekday schedule, but tickets will be sold at the lower, off-peak fares.

There will be extra trains on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30 as well.

For more information, click here.

Metro-North Railroad

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 22 early getaway trains depart Grand Central between 1 and 4 p.m. and early getaway trains will operate on both the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines. On Thanksgiving, there are extra inbound trains for those heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On Friday, Nov. 28, Black Friday, the Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule with additional inbound trains in the morning and outbound trains in the afternoon.

On Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, there will be regular weekend schedules with the usual Shoppers’ Specials trains, 13 on Saturday and four on Sunday.

A special printed Thanksgiving holiday timetable covers Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

For more information, click here.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Thanksgiving Day holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with MTA Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. Extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, SIR will operate on a Saturday schedule.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Routine maintenance and temporary construction work at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings will be suspended beginning 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, through early morning on Monday, Dec. 1.

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Hamilton Beach boardwalk project close to completion


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The final steps of the new Hamilton Beach boardwalk are being constructed and it could be opening up soon.

The “boardwalk,” which will now be a cement path connecting Hamilton Beach to Old Howard Beach, has been fully paved and railings have been installed, according to Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office, which is overseeing the plans.

The main portion of the project has been done by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The last remaining portion of it, which is to add the ramp connecting the train station to the boardwalk, has to be done in partnership with the MTA since they own that portion of the land.

Work started on the path in May and was scheduled to finish by the end of September, but building the ramp has prolonged this process.

“There are a couple of little things left to be done,” said Redmond Haskins, a representative from Ulrich’s office. “But the large portion of the project is completed.”

There is no set date for the opening as the office is still trying to figure out the plans with the MTA.

The boardwalk stretches about 2,000 feet and is used as the main walkway for residents in Hamilton Beach to get to and from the A-train station in Old Howard Beach. It was in disrepair for many years but became totally unusable when Superstorm Sandy hit the area.

Since 2012, residents have had a longer and more dangerous walk to the train because they have to travel on a street without a sidewalk to get out of the neighborhood.

The MTA did not immediately respond for a request of comment on the issue.

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Flushing firm awarded $282M to repair Sandy-damaged Hugh L. Carey Tunnel


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Rendering courtesy of MTA Bridges and Tunnels

A third-generation Flushing construction firm was awarded a contract worth $282.5 million to repair the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel from damage it suffered during Superstorm Sandy.

Tully Construction beat out 24 companies for the contract to work on the former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The contract is the largest ever awarded to a construction company from the MTA Bridges and Tunnels division, the organization announced Monday.

The project is expected to take four years.

“We learned just how vital the HLC Tunnel is to the region in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy flooded the tunnel with approximately 60 million gallons of brackish water, compromising the life safety systems in the tunnel,” MTA Bridges and Tunnels President James Ferrara said. “This project will increase the level of resiliency against future weather events.”

Tully Construction will replace the traffic control and communications systems, add new lighting, replace the drainage system, do concrete repairs, add new wall titles, rehabilitate the Brooklyn toll plaza, repave the tunnel, and conduct a clean-up of salt, oil and other contaminants from Sandy flooding.

Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA/Patrick Cashin

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.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 5 instead. 2 service operates between E 180 St and Chambers St, and are rerouted via the 1 between Chambers St and Rector St. 5 trains run between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and E 180 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 3 trains will not run in Brooklyn. Take the 4  instead. 3 train service operates express all weekend between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 4 train service is extended to New Lots Av. 4 train service operates all weekend between Woodlawn and New Lots Av, replacing the 3. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park.

6

At all times until February 2015, 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.
· 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, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3 Av-138 St.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use E, F, N, Q trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q train service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16.

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St-bound A  trains skip 104 St and 88 St.
· For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A. From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .
· For Service To/From 88 St: To 88 St, take the Brooklyn-bound A train to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd bound A. From 88 St, take a Far Rockaway-Mott Av or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Queens-bound A trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

A

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains run local from Canal St to 168 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 104 St and 111 St. For service to this station use the Q112 bus, or take a Brooklyn-bound A train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A. For service from this station, take a Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to Lefferts Blvd, transfer to a A .

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16 Euclid Av-bound C trains run express from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Norwood-205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, D trains run trains run local between DeKalb Av and 36 St.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, Jamaica-179 St-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47-50 Sts/Rock Ctr to Roosevelt Av.

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and Sunday, November 16, J trains are suspended between Hewes St and Essex St in both directions. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, consider using the A, C or L via transfer at Broadway Junction.

M

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and Sunday, November 16, M trains are suspended between Myrtle Av and Essex St in both directions. Take the J, L and/or free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service to/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

N

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, N trains run local from DeKalb Av and 59 St.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 57 St-7 Av-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

S  42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 15, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

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Select Bus Service lanes to speed up travel along Woodhaven Boulevard


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA

Transit officials unveiled three potential designs for Woodhaven Boulevard’s new Select Bus Service (SBS), slated to be the first rapid transit lane in the city physically separated from traffic.

The MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) have to choose whether to either quickly create designated lanes off-set from the curb with room for parking; extend sidewalks that would meet the off-set lanes; or dig up medians and build main road bus lanes.

Whichever design is chosen, the route will run from Queens Boulevard to the Rockaways and will allow for three lanes of traffic on both sides of the corridor.

In the first option, the off-set bus lanes would be one lane out from the curb, leaving space for parking along the boulevard. This option would warrant the least construction out of the three proposed routes.

Additionally, the DOT would build out the sidewalk at designated “SBS bus bulb stations.” In that case, the sidewalk would be extended out to the off-set bus lanes to allow more room for passengers waiting to get on the bus.

The second proposal would create main road bus lanes in the right lane throughout the designated area. From Union Turnpike to Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South to Rockaway Boulevard, it would run in the right lane of the main road corridor. Then, it would take the right lane from Rockaway Boulevard south to the Rockaways.

If main road bus lanes were put in, the DOT would come in and rip up much of the medians separating the main roads from the service roads and widen them so that people waiting for the bus have at least 7 to 10 feet of curb space to stand on.

They would also be building new medians in certain designated areas that have not all been determined yet.

For the final proposal, the red painted lanes would run through the middle of each corridor where the left lanes currently are.

To do this type of project, the DOT would come in and rip up the corridors that separate north- and south-bound traffic and expand them where necessary.

Furthermore, for the median lanes, north- and south-bound buses will travel right next to each other. For north-bound stops, the median for people to stand on will be on the east side of the bus, and for south-bound stops, travelers will wait on the west side.

All plans at this point are still being studied by the agencies. They will continue to work in more detail on every section of the boulevard for each proposal and will also have more community outreach, according to a representative who is working on the project.

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Subway service changes to affect 12 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. A C, M3 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Please note that the 190th Street/Broadway entrance to the tunnel at the 191 St 1 station will be closed this weekend. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will be painting the passageway. There will be no access from Broadway to the elevators at the 191st Street/St. Nicholas end of the station.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

3

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

4

From 11:45 a.m. Friday, November 7 to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, November 9, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip Fulton St.

4

From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, November 9, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, New Lots Av-bound 4  trains run local between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St.

4

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Woodlawn-bound 4  trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.

4

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, New Lots Av-bound 4  trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av due.

5

From 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, E 180 St-bound 5 trains skip Fulton St.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 5  trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between E 180 St and Bowling Green days and evenings only.

6

At all times 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, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St.

7

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 7 trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza. Use E F N Q trains between Manhattan and Queens. Free shuttle buses make all stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza. The 42 Street S shuttle operates overnight. Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A trains skip 104 St and 88 St due to station renewals at 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

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

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 4:45 a.m. Monday, November 10, A  trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service via 80 St. Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip Rockaway Blvd and 88 St.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

D

From 11:00p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, D trains run local between DeKalb Av and 36 St.

N

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, N trains run local from DeKalb Av and 59 St.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, November 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

Q

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, Q service is extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

S 42 St Shuttle

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 8, to 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, the 42 St S Shuttle operates overnight.

 

 

Subway service changes to affect 17 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. A C, M3 and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

3

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

4

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Woodlawn-bound 4  trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42.

4

From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, November 2, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run local between 125 St and Grand Cantral-42.

4

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 5  trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, stopping at Baychester Av, Gun Hill Rd, Pelham Pkwy, and Morris Park. 5 service operates every 20 minutes between E 180 St and Bowling Green days and evenings.

6

At all times until February 2015 6 trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions.

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 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 6  trains run every 16 minutes between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. The last stop for some 6  trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester. To continue your trip, transfer at Parkchester to a Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 train.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Cantral-42 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Hunters Point Av to 3Av-138 St.

7

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, November 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, Mets-Willets Point bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway.

7

From 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, and 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 2, 7 trains operate in two sections.

Between Times Sq-42 St and Mets-Willets Point.

Between Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main St.

A

At all times until January 2015, Inwood-207 St bound A  trains skip 104 St and 88 St.

For Service To/From 104 St: To 104 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A  train to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A . From 104 St, take an Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd-bound A train to 111 St or Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

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

A

From 11:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Inwood-207 St bound A  trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

D

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Norwood-205 St bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted on the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Jamaica Center Parsons-Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.

G

From 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, G trains run every 20 minutes between Long Island City-Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. The last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq-bound G train.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains are rerouted via the D  line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Saturday, November 1 to Monday, November 3, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

S  Franklin Av Shuttle

From 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, S Franklin Av Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes.