Good evening folks. It’s another light weekend on the rails, though not as light if today’s post title is any indication. While there are no service changes on the entire island of Manhattan (besides the ongoing work in the Montague tubes obviously), but there are still some significant disruptions in place in the other boroughs. For instance, the M is completely suspended again. (Though this may depend on when the emergency work on the L-line wraps up; more on that below.) The F and Q-lines are also affected by a shutdown of the Culver/Brighton tracks between Coney Island and Avenue X or Brighton Beach respectively. Finally, A-line service to/from the Rockaways, specifically Far Rockaway, will be rerouted to Rockaway Park. Shuttle buses will replace service along the Far Rockaway stretch of the line.
As I mentioned before and I’m sure you’re probably aware of now, the L-line has been severely hampered by a massive signal failure along the Canarsie line in Brooklyn. The MTA has been working on fixing this problem since it appeared yesterday evening. As I don’t have any information as to when regular service will resume, the current service pattern (of this writing) of limited service between 8 Av & Myrtle Av and Broadway Junction and Canarsie with shuttle buses connecting the two segments is not on the map. I advise all readers to check the MTA’s website for updates on this (and all other emergency service alerts), but that should be a given around here.
The map has everything else. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Good evening everyone. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the extended weekend. In light of the holiday weekend, service disruptions have been kept to a minimum. The only major change from normal service is on the E-line, which has the line suspended between Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd and Jamaica Center. There’s also the reroute of the A and C-lines over to the F-line, Manhattan-bound. That’s pretty much it. Just watch out if you’re using the 5-line in the Bronx on Sunday. Service is suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse for the entire day. (2-line service is unaffected.) Check out the map for details. Enjoy.
Good evening everyone. This weekend is another busy one. Not as bad as last weekend by a long shot, but still messy. First off, FASTRACK hits the Coney Island lines for the last time this year. Once again, D and N service is truncated to Bay Pkwy and 86 St respectively. Local buses will provide alternate service. The map has all the details of that.
Concerning the rest of the service changes, the 4 is still not running north of 161 St. This is the last consecutive weekend of this, thankfully. Also, direct service to the Rockaways has been cut again. The 7 isn’t running west of Queensboro Plaza and the E still isn’t running to Jamaica Center. Finally, the M-line is completely suspended and replaced by shuttle buses.
With the major disruptions out of the way, we have the usual suspects of service changes. The Brooklyn-bound F trains run via the E-line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center. Brooklyn-bound A and D are running local along Central Park West again. Downtown C (and A) trains run express between 59 St and Canal St. (E-line service is unaffected here.) Manhattan-bound 5 trains run express between Dyre Av and East 180 St, while Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay. Finally, Queens-bound F and G trains are running express between Church Av and Smith-9 Sts.
That is all. See the map for clarity. Enjoy the weekend and brace for some incoming frigid weather. All the more reason to make sure you’re train is stopping at your station. Map
Good evening everyone. Let’s get this out of the way right now. This weekend will not be a good one for subway riders. The title of this post pretty much sets the tone of this weekend’s service disruptions. A whopping 17 subway lines will be impacted by regular maintenance and construction and a good number of those aren’t simple express/local runs.
For starters, the L line is cut back from 8 Av all the way to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. The M will as usual, pick up some of the slack by running from Metropolitan Av to 57 St/6 Av at all times except the overnight hours, but riders will still have to deal with shuttle buses in Brooklyn and the local M14 buses in Manhattan.
The other major service disruption affects the Q-line. Service will only run between Church Av and Coney Island, with shuttle buses connecting Church Av to the Barclays Center station. Riders along the Broadway line will have to deal with the N and R trains for all service.
Even the Staten Island Railway gets into the disruption action. And I’m not talking about the usual “trains leave exactly according to the schedule” service change. Shuttle buses will be running in lieu of trains between Old Town and Saint George.
This weekend also marks the first of a multi-weekend project on the Archer Avenue line. E-trains are rerouted over to the F-line from Briarwood to 179 St with shuttle buses providing alternate service to Jamaica Center. We also have to deal with the ongoing work on the 4-line in the Bronx, which has service truncated to 161 St, per usual. 7-line service is once again truncated, though at least not this time to Queensboro Plaza. Instead, there’s no service between Willets Point and Flushing-Main. Rounding this weekend out, Brooklyn-bound F-trains run via 53rd Street again, Bronx-bound 2, 5 and 6 trains all run express in the Bronx. Queens Blvd will see another weekend of express runs on the Manhattan-bound R-trains. We have a few other minor express or local runs spread out amongst this mess. See the map for all the details.
Enjoy the weekend.
Good evening everyone. Here are the highlights of this weekend’s service disruptions. 7-line service is once again truncated westbound to Queensboro Plaza, as is the 4 northbound to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. This is the last consecutive weekend where direct service to the Rockaways will be suspended. Rounding out the list of line suspensions, J train service is split with buses replacing trains between Essex St and Hewes St.
Work continues on Central Park West and 8th Avenue proper, so A and D trains will run local through 59 St-Columbus Circle southbound, while all C trains will bypass 50 St, 23 St and Spring St. Queens-bound F trains will be running through the Cranberry tubes (C-line) and via 53rd Street (E-line). Finally, Manhattan-bound 6 trains are running express from Parkchester to 3 Av.
Enjoy the weekend. Click the link for the map.
Good evening everyone. Hopefully all of you had a nice week. It’s another so-so weekend in terms of service disruptions. Not a good one by any stretch, but not a terrible one either. The 4-line disruption between 161 St and Woodlawn is back (and will stick around all month), as are the “bustitutions” of the entire M-line and the A-line between Howard Beach and the Rockaways. Work continues along the entire length of the Eighth Avenue line, causing the Brooklyn-bound A and D trains to run local along Central Park West, while downtown A and C trains run express from 59 St to Canal St. Manhattan-bound riders at local stations along Queens Blvd will have to backtrack as all service inbound is express between Parsons Blvd through Queens Plaza. This is the last consecutive weekend of Culver Viaduct work where trains are running express in one direction (this time Coney Island/Church Av-bound). Finally, I’m sure there will be one weekend where both directions of the F will stay on 63rd Street. Not this weekend though. Brooklyn-bound trains run via the E-line for the umpteenth time. Click the link for the map. Enjoy the weekend folks.
Good evening everyone. Since I don’t feel like making a long-ish post right about now, I’m going to keep this pretty short. 4-line riders in the Bronx get a one weekend reprieve from the Jerome Avenue shutdown, but there’s no such luck for riders on the 7-line west of Queensboro Plaza. The 1-line is once again truncated to 137 St while service to/from the Rockaways is split up with the Rockaway Park shuttle providing all subway service to the peninsula. Work from last week also continues on the A and D-lines along Central Park West. Usual recurring work has the Brooklyn-bound F and G trains running express between 4th and Church Avs as well as sending the Brooklyn-bound F trains over to the E line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center. There are a couple of other minor service changes that are detailed in the map. Enjoy the (brisk) weekend.
A couple of notes: 1) Parkside Av, Beverley Rd and Cortelyou Rd reopens Monday morning. 2) FASTRACK hits the Lexington Ave express tracks starting Monday evening, so full local service along the Lex will begin early.
Good evening everyone. Once again, it’s Friday, so you all know what that means. We’ve got weekend construction work. First off, work continues on both the Jerome Avenue and Flushing lines. There’s no service between 161 St and Woodlawn & Queensboro Plaza and Times Square respectively, The G is cut back again, this time on the southern end. Work on the Culver line has the southbound G trains turning at Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Manhattan-bound F trains running express between Church Av and Jay St. Finishing up on the major service changes, the M is completely suspended and replaced by shuttle buses.
Moving on from that, we have the usual slew of minor disruptions, like the ongoing work on Central Park West, forcing Brooklyn-bound A and D trains over to the local tracks. Uptown and Queens-bound C and E trains are bypassing Spring and 23 Sts (uptown C’s also skip 50 St), 4 & 5 trains run local in both directions south of Grand Central and because of the aforementioned 7-line shutdown, the Q is extended to Astoria.
That’s pretty much it for this weekend. Not a terrible one by any stretch, but still not easy. Check out the map for the details. Enjoy the weekend.
Hello everyone. I hope all of you had an enjoyable week, despite the cooler temperatures and somewhat rainy weather. While the rain is supposed to finally leave the area tomorrow, that doesn’t mean it will be nothing but blue skies concerning this weekend’s service disruptions. Starting this weekend, we have the return of the 7-line shutdown between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square. This will last through mid-November, so plan ahead for that. We also have the first of a
two-weekend multi-weekend shutdown of the Jerome Avenue (4-line) tracks between Yankee Stadium and Woodlawn. Customers will have to use crosstown buses and the D-trains for alternate service as there will be no shuttle buses unless you’re at Woodlawn, Mosholu Pkwy or Bedford Park Blvd. The A-line is also cut back to Howard Beach with the Rockaway Park shuttle picking up the slack on the Far Rockaway stations.
With those major changes out of the way, we’ve got the Queens-bound F trains running via the E-line between Rockefeller Center and Jackson Heights. Speaking of the F, both the E and F trains are running local along the entire stretch of the Queens Blvd line, so delays should be expected. Rounding out the weekend mess, Brooklyn-bound A and D trains run local along Central Park West, while Brooklyn-bound 6 and C trains run express between midtown and lower Manhattan along their respective lines. Coney Island-bound N trains run via the D-line in Brooklyn and Queens-bound F and G trains run express along the Culver Viaduct.
The map has everything neatly (well, as neat as it can get) illustrated for clarity. Enjoy.
Good evening everyone. I’m going to be brief here, so bear with me. There’s no 1-line service north of City College, no L trains between Lorimer St and Myrtle Av or A trains between Euclid Av and JFK Airport and Fix & Fortify work has once again shut down the G north of Nassau Av. Coney Island FASTRACK work also curtails the D and N to Bay Pkwy or 86 St respectively. This weekend also marks the beginning of station rehab work on the Pelham line at Castle Hill Av and Middletown Rd that will go on through next Spring. There are also various express or local runs throughout the subway. The map has all the details. Enjoy.