Hello folks and once again, happy Friday. I’d say it’s been a pretty good week. Hopefully it’s been good for you as well. Since it is Friday, you know what that means: weekend service disruptions. First off, FASTRACK hits the Coney Island approaches on the D and N lines. Since it’s FASTRACK and not a general shutdown, you’ll need to hop on local buses and nearby subway lines to get from either Bay Pkwy on the D or 86 St on the N if you’re headed to Coney Island.
Besides that, we have the usual slew of service changes. In order of most important:
There are also express runs on the 1 in Manhattan, the C in both Manhattan and Brooklyn and the F & G along the Viaduct Also watch out for longer wait times on the G north of Bedford-Nostrand Avs. As always, the map has all the details. Enjoy the weekend. Also before I forget, if you aren’t already aware, full A-line service will resume at the end of the month according to the MTA.
Good evening folks. Let’s get the usual suspects out of the way first. The G is still truncated to Hoyt-Schermerhorn. The 5 isn’t running at all. The 4 is running local in most of Manhattan. With that out of the way, let’s get down to what’s new. First off, one of the biggest service changes is on the A line in Queens. And I’m not talking about the Rockaways section. For most of Saturday into Sunday morning, service on the A line is split with a shuttle running from Rockaway Blvd to Howard Beach. On Sunday, there will be no train service from Euclid Av onwards. Shutle buses will make all stops from Euclid Av to Lefferts Blvd then continue to Howard Beach, stopping at the Racetrack and North Conduit Av. There will be an express bus running non-stop from Euclid Av to JFK Airport, but it will likely be slow going either way.
The other service changes include the following: Manhattan-bound E trains are running via the F line after 36 St in Queens to 2 Av. Queens-bound trains are running normally, but are starting from 2 Av. Downtown N trains run express in Queens, uptown R trains run via the bridge. Downtown 1 trains run express south of 34 St-Penn Station. All of the service changes are illustrated in map form below. Enjoy the weekend, even though it’s supposed to be a wet one for the most part.
Good evening folks. Yes it’s still evening here, so it’s still Friday. And that means another weekend of construction-related service changes. The biggest ones this weekend involve the 1 and 5 lines. The 1 is truncated to 168 St, while the latter is not running at all. The 2 is running from Flatbush to Dyre Av with a shuttle running between Wakefield and East 180 St.
Eighth Avenue service is also messed up this weekend. Downtown A and C trains are running via the Rutgers (F) tubes between W 4 St and Jay St; downtown E trains are running express in Manhattan. It’s also slow going if you’re traveling on the Broadway line as everything is running via Lower Manhattan. Though if you’re heading up along Astoria, you’ll have to double back as downtown N trains are running express in Queens.
The map has all of the service changes in effect this weekend. Map
P.S. Starting this Monday, FASTRACK hits the 4th Avenue line in Brooklyn. There will be no service between 36 St/4 Av and Bay Ridge-95 St. N trains to/from Manhattan run via the West End (D) line in both directions. Shuttle train service runs from 8 Av to Coney Island to provide service along Sea Beach. R trains also run via the D during the evening hours, but terminate at 9 Av. Shuttle buses run along 4th Avenue only. Just keep that in mind. Enjoy the weekend.
Good evening folks. Hope you had a good week. First off, let’s start with the good news. After many delays, Smith-9 Sts has finally reopened this morning as of this post. The bad news: due to construction work unrelated to the Culver Viaduct project, G service is truncated to Hoyt-Schermerhorn (and split at Bedford-Nostrand Avs). Also, as will probably be the norm for the foreseeable future, the 1 line is cut back to 14 St with shuttle buses running between Chambers St and South Ferry. Downtown F trains are running via the Cranberry Tubes, which means the C trains are not stopping at 50th, 23rd or Spring Sts so as to not create a conga line on the 8th Avenue local tracks. Finally, this is the last weekend of the Fort Washington shutdown of the A line between 168 St and 207 St.
The map as usual has all the details. Enjoy the weekend. It looks like it’s shaping up to be a good one.
PS. If anyone is planning on being out late tonight, the MetroCard machines will only take cash between 2 and 5 AM, so you might want to plan ahead on that one.
SUNDAY EDIT: G train service is running to Church Av. Northbound, alternating trains are turning at Bedford-Nostrand Avs. New map below.
Aka, “My Return to Weekly Posting”.
First off, I sincerely apologize for not updating for the past few weeks. I’ve been dealing with technical problems concerning my internet provider. Those have been, for the most part, taken care of earlier this week. Hopefully, that signals the end of my so-called hiatus.
With that out of the way, let’s jump right into this weekend’s service disruptions, shall we? The biggest one is the first weekend FASTRACK for the D and N lines out of Coney Island. D trains are truncated to Bay Pkwy; N trains to 86 St-Gravesend. As is the case during the normal weeknight FASTRACK line closures, there will be no direct shuttle bus service provided for the closed stations. Local buses will have to be used in order to get to the nearest open subway station. Besides that, we also have the ongoing line closure of the 8th Avenue line north of 168 St as well as the complete shutdown of the Myrtle Avenue line and the Franklin Avenue shuttle. Both lines’ service will be replaced by shuttle buses. Along with the big stuff, we also have express runs on the 6, C, F & G in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan and local runs on the E & F on Queens Blvd.
The full list of service changes is presented in map form below. Enjoy the weekend.
Since I’m a bit pressed for time at the moment, let’s run through this shall we? First off, this is the last weekend of the continuous 7 line shutdowns between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq. That doesn’t mean the line won’t be truncated periodically in the future. Also this weekend, in preparation of the old South Ferry station reopening next month, the 1 is truncated to 14 St with the 2 and 3 running local south of 34 St-Penn Station. The 2 is once again split between the Bronx and Manhattan, which means the 5 is also split. Rounding out the subway short-turns, the J is terminating at Crescent St this weekend as well.
There are also several reroutes and express runs on various lines in Manhattan and the R in Queens. The map has all the details. Also, reminding everyone, next week is the Lexington Avenue FASTRACK, which shuts down all local stations between 125 St and Grand Central. Plan accordingly.
Hey, what do you know? I actually got this out on Friday this time. Hooray for me.
This weekend is a relatively light one because of the St. Patrick’s Day parade tomorrow. Only the 7, F and Q service changes in Manhattan go into effect either late this evening or early tomorrow. The express runs on the downtown 4 & 6 and N & R start late Saturday night. The only other major service change is on the J line in Brooklyn and Queens, where buses replace trains between Crescent St and Jamaica-Van Wyck Expwy on the E line. The map has everything plotted out. Reminder: if there is no start/end time on the service change boxes, they begin at midnight tonight and end at 5 AM Monday.