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Subway service changes to affect 13 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, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.

Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station and 3 Av-149 St.

Local shuttle buses make all stops between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St, Hunts Point Av, and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

3

At all times until late October 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station stops.

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 3  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late October 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av.

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 4  trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station stops.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 4 and free shuttle buses instead. 5 shuttle service operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station.

Local shuttle buses make all station stops between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, C trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.

F

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 29 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, F trains run local in both directions in Queens.

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, N trains are rerouted via the D line in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St. Free shuttle buses and R trains provide alternate service.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains skip 49 St.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, Uptown R trains skip 49 St.

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Subway service changes to affect 16 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, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. 2, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.

Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station and 3 Av-149 St.

Local shuttle buses make all stops between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St, Hunts Point Av, and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 23, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4  trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run local from 125 St to 14 St-Union Sq.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 5 service is suspended. Take the 2 4 6 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 149 St-Grand Concourse, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6  station and 3 Av-149 St (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).

Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only (from 11:45 PM Fri to 3:30 AM Sat, and from 10 PM Sun to 5 AM Mon).

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24 Times Sq-42 St bound 7 trains run express from Mets-Willets Point to Queensboro Plaza.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, A trains run local in both directions between W4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 23, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, C trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

D

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, E  trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.

F  

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, L service operates in two sections.

Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.

Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

N  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Astoria-bound N trains skip 45 St and 53 St.

Q  

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 23, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 23, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, uptown R trains skip 49 St.

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Queens Boulevard subway lines to face rush hour delays for three weeks


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Apricot50

Starting Monday, Queens straphangers will have to be ready to add extra time — and patience — to their morning and afternoon commutes as four main subway lines are expected to be delayed during the weekday rush hours for the next three weeks.

The E, F, M and R train, which run along Queens Boulevard, will face delays and possible crowding through Friday, Sept. 4, as the MTA will rebuild sections of the express track through the line.

During the three-week period, express E and F trains will be required to go at 10 mph through work zones, which will cut down the number of trains that can use the lines each hour.

Some E and F trains will run on the local tracks, reducing the number of M and R local trains that can operate on those tracks.

There will be no E train service to or from Jamaica-179 Street, so riders should use the F train instead and transfer at the Union Turnpike station.

According to the MTA, the work is necessary to keep the express tracks on the Queens Boulevard line, which is the second busiest line in the full subway system, in a state of good repair.

The transit agency, which recommends straphangers plan extra time for their travels during these three weeks, added that the work was scheduled during this particular time because it tends to be one of the lowest ridership periods of the entire year.

For more up-to-date information, visit www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, sign up for email or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com.

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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.

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station and 3 Av-149 St.

Local shuttle buses make all stops between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St, Hunts Point Av, and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 3  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4  trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4  trains run local from 125 St to 14 St-Union Sq.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, 5 service is suspended. Take the 2 4 6 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 149 St-Grand Concourse, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6  station and 3 Av-149 St (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).

Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only (from 11:45 PM Fri to 3:30 AM Sat, and from 10 PM Sun to 5 AM Mon).

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6  trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 15, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, A trains run local in both directions between W4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, C trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

D

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Briarwood. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J via a transfer at Broadway Junction.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71 Av.

F

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Forest Hills-71 Av.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, L service operates in two sections.

Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.

Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

N

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

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains skip 49 St.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains skip 45 St and 53 St.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 14 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 16 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16, Uptown R trains skip 49 St.

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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.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 9, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from to Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av.

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 9, Times Sq-42 St bound 7 trains run express from Mets-Willets Point to Queensboro Plaza.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, A trains run local in both directions between W4 St-Wash Sq and 59 St-Columbus Circle.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, A trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, C trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 125 St to 168 St.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, E trains are suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Briarwood. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Union Tpke, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, Jamaica-Van Wyck, and Briarwood. For additional connections between Manhattan and Jamaica Center, consider the A and J via a transfer at Broadway Junction.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, World Trade Center-bound E trains Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.

F

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F .

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Coney Island-Still Av bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains are rerouted via the R  line from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Canal St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains skip 49 St.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, 57 St-7 Av bound Q trains are rerouted via the R line from DeKalb Av to Canal St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains skip 45 St and 53 St. 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains skip 49 St.

 

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Subway service changes to affect 16 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 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Nonstop between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.
  • Local between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St, making station stops at 149 St-Grand Concourse, 145 St, 135 St, 125 St, 116 St, and 110 St.
  • 2 service operates in two sections: between Wakefield-241 St and 3 Av-149 St, and between 96 St and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 3 trains are suspended. Take 24 trains and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses run between 148 St and 96 St. 2 trains make all 3 stops between 96 St and Franklin Av. 4 trains make all station stops between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av due.

5

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 2, 5 trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 and/or free shuttle buses. For service between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, take the

2 . For service between 3 Av-149 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, take the 149 St shuttle bus. Transfer between trains and buses at 3 Av-149 St and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from to Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

A

At all times until Fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound At o Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

D

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Coney Island-Still Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Canal St to 34 St-Penn Station.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.

F

At all times until Fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 34 St-Herald Sq.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, J trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, L service operates in two sections.

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

M

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, M trains are suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Essex St.

N

From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains are rerouted via the R line from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains are rerouted via the R line from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

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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, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.
  • Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 2, 3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Van Cortlandt Park-242 St bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to 145 St.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station.
  • Local shuttle buses make all stops between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St.
  • Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St and/or 3 Av-149 St.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2 trains run local between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 3  trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av making all station stops.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 3  trains run local between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

4

From 10:45 p.m. Saturday, July 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 4  trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av making all station stops.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 5 service is suspended. Take the 2, 4, 6 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).
  • Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only.
  • For Lexington Av service, transfer between free shuttle buses and 6 trains at Hunts Point Av. Or, transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

6

From 10:45 p.m. Saturday, July 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq, and run local to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd. Transfer between shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, July 26, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.

F

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.

J

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, Broad St-bound J trains run express from Myrtle Av to Marcy Av.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, L service operates in two sections.

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

M

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, Chambers St-bound M trains run express from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av.

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, N trains are rerouted via the D line in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St. Free shuttle buses and R trains provide alternate service.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Queens-bound N trains skip 49 St.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

Q

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Queens-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, Queens-bound R trains skip 49 St.

R

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, Brooklyn-bound Q trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

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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.  

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.

Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 23 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Van Cortlandt Park-242 St bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to 145 St.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2 trains run local between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station.

Local shuttle buses make all stops between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St.

Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at E 180 St and/or 3 Av-149 St.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 3 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 3  trains run local between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Woodlawn-bound 4  trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, New Lots Av-bound 4 trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, 5 service is suspended. Take the 246 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6  station (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).

Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only.

For Lexington Av service, transfer between free shuttle buses and 6 trains at Hunts Point Av. Or, transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Pelham Bay Park bound 6  trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq, and run local to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd. Transfer between shuttle buses and A  trains at 80 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St. Inwood-207 St bound A  trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, Brooklyn-bound C trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St.

To/from these stations, take the E instead. Transfer between trains at 42 St-Port Authority, 34 St, W 4 St-Wash Sq, or Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

E

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.

E

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, World Trade Center-bound E trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

F

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains are rerouted via the E  line from Roosevelt Av to W4 St-Wash Sq, and via the A  line to Jay St-MetroTech.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, L service operates in two sections.

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, N trains are rerouted via the D line in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, downtown N trains skip 49 St.

Q

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Brooklyn-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express in Queens.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, Brooklyn-bound R trains skip 49 St.

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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. Saturday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2,3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.
  • Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 2, 3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Van Cortlandt Park-242 St bound 1 trains run express from 96 St to 145 St.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station stops.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Woodlawn-bound 4  trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 4  trains are suspended in both directions Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend, making all station stops. Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 5 service is suspended. Take the 2, 4, 6 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Limited shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, and run express to 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station (from 3:30 AM Sat to 10 PM Sun).
  • Dyre Av Local shuttle buses make all stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only.
  • For Lexington Av service, transfer between free shuttle buses and 6 trains at Hunts Point Av. Or, transfer between 2 and 4 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Pelham Bay Park bound 6  trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Sq.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Inwood-207 St-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq. A  From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St.

A  

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 11 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, A trains are suspended between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd due to Rockaway Blvd station renewal. Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 88 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 80 St and Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd. Transfer between shuttle buses and A  trains at 80 St.

C  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 168 St-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.

C  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 59 St to 125 St.

C  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Brooklyn-bound C trains skip 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St. To/from these stations, take the E instead. Transfer between trains at 42 St-Port Authority, 34 St, W 4 St, or Canal St.

D  

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Coney Island-Still Av bound D  trains are rerouted via the N  line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island- Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D or N.
  • From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D or N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D or N.

E  

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13 Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

E  

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.

F  

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F  

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

  • To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.
  • From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains are rerouted via the E  line from Roosevelt Av to W4 St-Wash Sq, and via the A  line to Jay St-MetroTech.

F  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Neptune Av to Smith-9 Sts.

F  

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd.

J  

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound J trains run express from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av.

L  

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, L service operates in two sections:

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.

M

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Metropolitan Av-bound M trains run express.

N  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, downtown N trains skip 49 St.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N  trains are rerouted via the D  line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.

Q  

From11:15 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Manhattan-bound Q  trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

Q  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, Brooklyn-bound Q trains skip 49 St.

R  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

R  

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Brooklyn-bound R trains skip 49 St.

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Former Redbird subway car-turned-Queens Tourism Center closing


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Updated 1:36 p.m.

The Queens Tourism Center is reaching the end of the line today.

The Kew Gardens facility, created out of a retrofitted Redbird subway car that previously ran on the 7 line, will shut its doors Friday afternoon due to lack of use.

According to a New York Post report on Friday, the closure was scheduled for Monday, but a spokesperson for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, however, informed The Courier that Friday “is the last day the Redbird will be open to visitors at its current site.”

Opened in 2005, the Queens Tourism Center was built through $500,000 in funds secured by then-Borough President Helen Marshall as a way of attracting visitors from across the globe to Queens.

The center operates four hours a day, five days a week. According to a source, it has drawn more than 15,000 visitors in the past five years, many of whom are Queens residents.

One possible reason for the light attendance could be its location, as it is on the eastern side of Borough Hall adjacent to the Queens Criminal Court, a long block away from the entrance to the Union Turnpike subway station.

“The decision” to close the center was “made recently upon review of the limited utility of the Redbird at its current site,” Katz’s spokesperson said. “In the past, it has had on average 12 visitors a day, the majority of whom were not tourists but rather Queens residents on jury duty.”

The Redbird was part of a fleet of R33 and R36 subway cars that first took to the tracks between 1959 and 1964. They were originally painted cream and blue for the 1964-65 World’s Fair and later in silver and blue.

During the 1980s, MTA New York City Transit painted the cars red in an effort to keep them graffiti-free. Commuters and train enthusiasts started calling them “Redbirds” for the cars’ bright color.

The MTA took the Redbirds permanently out of service in 2003 while modernizing its fleet. The Redbird on display in Kew Gardens is one of the last still above sea level; most of the others were sunk in the Atlantic Ocean for use as reefs to help propagate aquatic life.

It was not immediately known what would come of the Kew Gardens Redbird. For now, Katz’s spokesperson said, the Redbird will remain at its present location.

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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 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.

Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 2 3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

2

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.

For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.

Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Sunday, July 5, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2, 4, 6 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station.

Local shuttle buses make all station stops between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St.

5 shuttle service operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.

For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 4 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 5 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq.

F

At all times until fall 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

To this station, take the Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

F

At all times until winter 2015, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains skip Avenue X.

To this station, take the Jamaica-bound F to Avenue U and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From this station, take a Coney Island- Stillwell Av bound F to Neptune Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday, July 5, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

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Katz provides $200K for countdown clocks at Queens’ busiest bus stops


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Where’s the bus? That common question among Queens commuters will be answered with countdown clocks set to be installed at the borough’s 10 busiest bus stops within the next two years.

Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Tuesday she allocated $200,000 in the city’s 2016 fiscal year budget to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) for the purchase and installation of the real-time devices that track the estimated time of arrival for buses.

While the MTA oversees the bus system, the DOT is responsible for the countdown clocks and other bus-related infrastructure such as signage and shelters.

“Countdown clocks eliminate the anxiety of waiting for the unknown, a feeling familiar to every traveler,” Katz said in a statement. “They’ll add more predictability to any commute and will be a boon for thousands of riders in a borough that boasts some of the longest commutes to and from work.”

The DOT, through analyzing data such as ridership levels, commuter transfers, proximity to prominent facilities and dependency of bus service, will recommend to the MTA and Katz which 10 locations will receive the countdown clocks. The final locations will be determined through conversations among Katz, the DOT and the MTA.

Judged solely on activity, it figures that at least a few of the countdown clocks will be installed at transit hubs along some of Queens’ 10 busiest bus routes. According to MTA statistics, the Q58 led all other borough bus ridership in 2014, with 9,787,420 customers. The Q58, which runs between Ridgewood and Flushing, connects riders at both ends to local subway lines and intersects with Queens Boulevard, where M and R train service is available at the Grand Avenue station.

Other heavily traveled bus routes in Queens include the Q44 route between Jamaica and the Bronx, which passes through Flushing (9,240,459 riders in 2014); the Q10 between Kew Gardens and JFK Airport (7,511,855); the Q46 bus between Forest Hills and New Hyde Park (6,594,164); and the Q53 limited line between Woodside and the Rockaways (5,140,345).

The clocks are scheduled to be installed and activated in 2017. Currently, riders can find information on bus locations through the MTA’s BusTime program, available online and through a mobile app.

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Subway service changes to affect 14 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 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station stops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 4 trains are suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av. 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Crown Hts-Utica Av. Free shuttle buses operate all weekend making all station sops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av.

5

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Take the 2, 4 and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  • Express shuttle buses run between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, stopping at the Hunts Point Av 6 station.
  • Local shuttle buses make all station stops between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St.
  • 5 shuttle service operates between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

A

At all times until Fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service to this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, A trains run express in both directions between 145 St and Canal St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, C trains run express in both directions between 145 St and Canal St.

D

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, D trains are suspended in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and DeKalb Av. F, N, Q, R trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses run between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the F, N, Q or R instead.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.

E

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and June 28, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from Avenue X to Smith-9 Sts.

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, J trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St. 4, 6, F and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Hewes St and/or Essex St. For service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, use the A, C or L via transfer at Broadway Junction.

M

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, M trains are suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Essex St. Take the J, L and/or free shuttle buses instead. M service operates between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. Transfer between J trains and free shuttle buses at Hewes St. For direct service to/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

R

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains skip 45 St and 53 St. 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

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Subway service changes to affect 16 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, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 1 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and South Ferry. Take 2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Uptown trains skip 18 St, 23 St, and 28 St.
  • Downtown trains skip 28 St, 23 St, and 18 St, days and evenings.
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers St and South Ferry. Transfer between 2, 3 trains and shuttle buses at Chambers St.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

3

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 3  trains run local in both directions between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.

5

From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between E 180 St and Bowling Green. Eastchester-Dyre Av bound 5 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 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.
  • Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at E 180 St.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to Willets Point.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, A trains are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd and Rockaway Blvd. Brooklyn-bound A  trains skip 88 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service via 80 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 shuttle buses and A trains at 80 St.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.

D

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 20 to 8:00 Sunday, June 21, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted via the N from Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • To Bay 50 St, 25 Av, Bay Pkwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, 79 St, 71 St, 55 St, 50 St, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, and 9 Av, take the D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D or N .
  • From these stations, take a Coney Island-bound D or N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Stillwell Av and transfer to a 205 St-bound D.

E

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, E trains run local in Queens due to.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr to Roosevelt Av.

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run local in Queens.

F

From 11:45 p.m. 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 23 St and 14 St.

L

From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21, L trains operates in two sections.

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.
  • To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

R

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 19 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, June 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains skip 45 St and 53 St. 36 St-bound R trains stop at 53 St and 45 St.

 

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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.  

3

At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For Service To/From Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For Service To/From Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

4

At all times until late September 2015 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

4

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains skip 103 St.

6

At all times until September 2015, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains skip 103 St.

6

From 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, the 116 St station is EXIT ONLY. Use the 110 St or 125 St stations instead.

6

From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 14, the 77 St station is EXIT ONLY. Use the 68 St or 86 St stations instead.

A

At all times until fall 2015, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip Rockaway Blvd.

  • For Service To this station, take the Brooklyn-bound A to 88 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A.
  • For Service From this station, take a Far Rockaway-bound A to Aqueduct-North Conduit Av or a Lefferts Blvd-bound A to 104 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

A

From 12:01 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Queens-bound A trains run local from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 168 St-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

D

From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 Saturday, June 13, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

  • To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, 55 St, 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D .
  • From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D or N.

D

From 12:01 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

E

From 12:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13 Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run local from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av.

E

From 12:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13 E trains run local between Forest Hills-71 Av and Roosevelt Av.

F

From 12:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Jamaica-179 St bound F  trains run local between 21 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av. Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F  trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

Q

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

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