Weekend of Oct. 18th

Good evening folks. Well, we’re back and just in time it seems. This weekend marks the beginning of a consecutive five weekend shutdown of the 7-line west of Queensboro Plaza. The Q will be extended to Ditmars Blvd to help out. There are a few other suspensions in place as well. There’s no 5 trains running between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. G trains are not running south of Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, while service will be split at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

There are also several reroutes throughout the subway as well. The D and N will be flipped in Brooklyn. Coney Island-bound trains run via Sea Beach while Manhattan-bound ones run over the West End line. All service is also local in Brooklyn. Manhattan-bound F trains are running via the E-line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center.

The usual slew of express and local runs are scattered about. The map has the details on that. Finally, in a bit of good news, M train service is extended to Chambers St during the days and evening hours.


Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Weekend of Oct. 11th

Good afternoon. I’m well aware I’m a bit late in posting this, but I have a reason. My external hard drive, which is where I stored my weekly maps, among many other things, crapped out yesterday. That means I didn’t have a map ready for this week’s service changes. In fact, I still don’t have one for this weekend, so I’ll describe as best I can this weekend’s disruptions.

There are a few service outages. First, per usual, the 5 isn’t running north of East 180 Street, but that’s nothing new. The recurring closure of the Broadway IRT is back, but instead of there being no service north of 96 St on the 1-line, uptown service terminates at City College. Buses run in the usual three sections (242 St to 207 St A-line, 191 St to 168 St and 168 St to 137 St). Another major shutdown is on the A-line on the Lefferts branch. This weekend marks the start of station renovations at 88 St and 104 St, Brooklyn-bound, so shuttle buses will replace direct train service between 80 St and Lefferts Blvd. The final service outage is on the J and M lines. M service is back to running only along Myrtle Av while J train service is split with no service between Essex St and Hewes St.

There are also a few diversions in place as well. The main one affects the E-line. E trains are running on the F-line between Roosevelt Av and W 4 Street in both directions. Speaking of the E, both it and the F trains are running local along Queens Blvd. Be mindful of the express runs on the 6, 7, C and D lines, along with the 2 & 3 in Brooklyn.

Here’s where I’d tell you to check out the map for the details, but alas, that’s not an option this week. I should have one available for next weekend’s service changes. I just have to strip down a map I posted here and start from there and I wish I had time to do that now so I wouldn’t have to post all of this word vomit. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Weekend of Oct. 4th

Good afternoon folks. Let’s take a look at what’s going on this weekend on the subway. We have a few returning service changes as well as a couple of ones we haven’t seen in a while. First off, I hope no one got spoiled by having the 5 running to Dyre Av last weekend, because it’s not running there this weekend. Also, it will be another slow ride on  Queens Blvd with all service running local. Speaking of local runs, Inwood-bound A trains are running local throughout all of Manhattan.

Wrapping this up, we have a few express runs in place as well. Brooklyn-bound C trains are bypassing local stops between 145 St and 59 St, while Bronx-bound D trains run express between 145 St and Tremont Av. There are a few more on the Jamaica elevated, the Crosstown Culver Viaduct and the Flushing lines.

As always, the map has the details. Click on the link for it.


Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Sept. 27th

Good afternoon everyone. Jumping right into this weekend’s service disruptions, we have two major suspensions in place. First, there will be no service on the 1-line north of 96 Street. Shuttle buses, along with the nearby A and C trains and local buses running on St. Nicholas Ave will provide alternate service. Secondly, this is another weekend where the north tracks of the Manhattan Bridge are closed for traffic, which means there will be no D trains running between Herald Square and the Barclays Center. Alternate service will be provided via Broadway and the usual Grand St shuttle.

With those out of the way, there are also a few diversions in place as well. Queens-bound E trains are running via 6th Avenue and 63rd Street while Manhattan-bound F trains run over the E-line along 53rd Street. It will also be another slow going weekend if you’re using Queens Blvd with Jamaica-bound trains running local. Then there are the Manhattan-bond R trains, which are running express from Roosevelt Av to Queens Plaza. Speaking of local runs, be mindful of local-only service on Lexington Ave between 125 Street and Grand Central. Finally, that limited Pelham line service thing remains in effect for yet another weekend. But in a bit of good news, the 5 will be running its full route, albeit with limited overall service. Don’t get used to it though.

Check out the map for all the details. And as always, enjoy the weekend.

Corrected Map

SATURDAY EDIT: The suspension on the 1-line has been cancelled for this weekend. I will not be able to update the map until later today, so please keep this in mind.

Saturday Evening Edit: I’ve gotten the chance to update the map. These recurring last minute cancellations aren’t annoying at all. </sarcasm>


Weekend of Sept. 19th

Good afternoon everyone. It’s another busy weekend on the rails, so let’s get right into it. The biggest service change is on the 7-line, where there will be no service between 74 St-Broadway and Times Sq. Increased service on the E-line will provide alternate service during the outage. There’s still no service on the 5-line north of E 180 St. We really should be used to this by now. Continuing work on the Pelham line will result in a reduction in service north of 3 Av-138 St.

There’s also several express runs throughout the subway. The main ones are on the Queens-bound tracks on the Culver and Viaduct lines, as well as on Central Park West in the downtown direction.

The map as always, has all of the details. Click on the link for it. Enjoy the weekend.

New Map

SATURDAY EDIT: The express run on Central Park West between 125 St and 59 St has been cancelled this weekend. The map has been updated to reflect this change.

Weekend of Sept. 13th

Good afternoon everyone. We’re going to jump right into this weekend’s service changes. First off, let’s start with some potential good news. The rumor mill is abuzz with reports that the Montague tunnels that carry the R between Manhattan and Brooklyn is slated to reopen as early as this weekend. Despite being reported in several papers, the MTA has not officially confirmed this, so until then, I will continue to show the tunnel as closed.

With that out of the way, we’ll get to the service changes proper and for this weekend, there are a few big ones. There’s no 1 train service running north of 96 St. The D is suspended between Herald Square and the Barclays Center. There’s also no service on the Brighton line south of Prospect Park. That ongoing Dyre Avenue suspension on the 5-line.

There are also some express runs in place as well. Manhattan and Queens-bound F and G trains are bypassing local stops between Avenue X and Smith-9 Sts. Jamaica and Forest Hills-bound trains run express between Queens Plaza and Parsons Blvd.

The map has all the details on these and all of this weekend’s service changes. Click on the link for it. Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of Sept. 6th

Good afternoon folks. It’s another fairly light weekend in terms of subway diversions. However, there are disruptions in place, like the seemingly never-ending suspension of 5-line service north of E 180 St. The usual Pelham line diversions remain in place with reduced 6-line service between 3 Av and Pelham Bay Park.

We have the return of a few reroutes, like downtown N trains running over the D-line (Saturday only) and Queens-bound E trains operating via the F-line from W 4 St to 21 St-Queensbridge. Speaking of Queens, it’ll be slow going along Queens Blvd this weekend as all trains towards Forest Hills and Jamaica run local while Manhattan-bound ones run express only. There are a couple more express runs scattered across the system, which is shown on the map. Click on the link below for all the details.


Enjoy the weekend everyone.