Good evening and happy Friday. It’s another busy weekend on the rails folks. The 7 still isn’t running to Manhattan, but we all know about that, so let’s just move past that one, shall we? The 1-line is suspended and replaced by various shuttle buses north of 96 St, as is the 5 north of E 180 St. A-line service to Far Rockaway is rerouted to Rockaway Park with buses running to Mott Av instead.
In other service changes-related news, Coney Island-bound D trains are running over the N line after 36 St. Queens-bound F trains run via the Cranberry tubes. There are a couple of express runs in place, such as the one on the uptown 6 trains between Grand Central and 125 St & on the Queens-bound J from Marcy Av to Broadway Junction as well as a couple of local runs scattered about. Click on the link for the map. 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.
Once again, apologies for the delays in posting. For this weekend, we have more of the same, along with some new additions. The 5 is still stuck in the Bronx, the 7 in Queens. The 4 is running local in Manhattan north of Grand Central. Also, Coney Island-bound F trains are running express between Jay St and Church Av (the G is truncated to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts). Brooklyn-bound A and C trains are running via the F line between West 4 St and Jay St and the J trains are being replaced by buses from Crescent St through Jamaica-Van Wyck on the E line. That’s just some of the major changes; the map below has all of them. Enjoy the weekend.
Well it’s Friday again and damn is it a cold one or what? Let’s jump right into it, shall we? First off, let’s start with some post-Sandy updates. First and foremost, there has been some news about South Ferry that has come out recently and unfortunately, it doesn’t look good. The MTA is projecting a three-year closure of the new station because of the severity of the damage sustained from the surging salt water. I hope that timetable can be improved, but it doesn’t look good. Secondly, while this doesn’t affect the weekend service, the weekday service for the H Rockaways shuttle will change starting Monday. Instead of service ending after midnight each night, that will only happen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Mondays, service will begin between 4 & 4:30 AM and end around 9:30 PM. Tuesdays through Thursdays, service will begin around 5 AM. Trains will stop running the same time as it will on Mondays.
With that out of the way, let’s get to this weekend’s disruptions. Highlighting the service changes for the week are the lack of 5 train service at all, no 7 trains running west of Queensboro Plaza and the shutdown of the Livonia line again. And that’s not even half of the disruptions. Queens-bound F trains are running express in Brooklyn and via 53rd Street in Manhattan. There are no G trains running south of Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Bronx-bound 4 trains are running express between 125 St and Burnside Av. The map below has all the details, as well as some service changes not listed above.