Weekend of Mar 1st (7 Lines, SIRR Affected)

Good morning everyone. Once again, another snowstorm is upon us. That means most weekend work has been cancelled in advance. The only planned service changes that are still in place this weekend are on the F, L and M lines. Starting from the most problematic, the L line is suspended from Myrtle Av to 8 Av. Shuttle buses in Brooklyn and the M14 along 14th Street in Manhattan provide alternate service with extended M service connecting both routes. Finally, Brooklyn-bound F trains are running over the E-line again.

Click here for the map.

A reminder folks, while not illustrated on the map, some express lines may run local due to train storage in preparation of the upcoming storm. Check mta.info for any last minute service changes.

Weekend of Feb. 22nd (13 Lines, Franklin Shuttle, SIRR Affected)

Good evening folks. Well, it’s one of those weekends that’s long been delayed. First off, this weekend marks the start of the full-time closure of the Coney Island-bound platforms at Parkside Av, Beverley Rd and Cortelyou Rd. This is due to station rehabilitation. Moving on to the weekend-only disruptions, the 4-line is completely suspended. As in you’re not seeing a 4 train for most of this weekend. The 5 is being extended to the 4′s normal terminals in its place while nearby D trains will handle the line in the Bronx. Also, the A and C lines are affected by the Fulton Street shutdown from Jay St to Utica Av. A-line service is split between the two endpoints while the C will run only to 2 Av on the F-line. The Queens Blvd line is once again affected by construction work. Service runs local in one section or direction, but express in another. Don’t worry, it’s all mapped out in detail. A few other express runs are scattered about, but those are relatively minor. Click on the link below for the map, which includes the 7-line outage east of Citi Field. Enjoy the mild weekend, especially since it’s not expected to last long.

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President’s Day Weekend 2014 (4 Lines Affected)

Good morning folks. It’s a tad late, but whatever. This weekend was supposed to be quite busy in terms of service outages and disruptions, but all work not related to long-term rehabs or reconstruction has been cancelled most likely due to yet another snowstorm hitting the city. The only exception to this is on the 7-line. There still is no service running between Willets Point and Flushing-Main. While on the subject of these continually postponed service changes, I have a strong feeling that all of this cancelled work will mean a headache come Spring and Summer since this work will have to get done eventually. As always, the map is linked below, not that you’ll really need it considering. Enjoy the long weekend.

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Weekend of Feb 8th (8 Lines Affected)

Hello everyone. This weekend was littered with several major service disruptions, but a few of them were cancelled, likely due to the weather. There are a couple that are still in place however. A-line service is replaced by shuttle buses between Jay St and Utica Av while C train service is truncated to Chambers St/World Trade Center. Brooklyn-bound F trains once again run via the E-line from Roosevelt Av to Rockefeller Center. Riders along Queens Blvd will have to deal with express only service heading toward Manhattan along the entire stretch of the line. Finally, downtown F and G trains continue to run express between Smith-9 Sts and Church Av. Click the link for the map and enjoy the weekend folks.

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Weekend of Feb 1st (8 Lines, Rockaway Pk shuttle, SIRR Affected)

Good evening everyone. It’s a relatively light weekend in terms of subway construction, most likely due to the Super Bowl on Sunday. There are a few reroutes in place though, all in the outer boroughs. The 2-line will run in two sections with the line split up at E 180 St. Also, A trains bound for Far Rockaway are rerouted to Rockaway Park while the shuttle will be suspended and shuttle buses will replace train service to Far Rockaway.\

Other than that, Manhattan-bound 6 trains are running express in the Bronx again while this weekend marks the start of a nearly month-long stint of Church Av/Coney Island-bound F and G-trains running express from Smith-9 Sts to Church Av.

That’s all for now, the map illustrates all of the preceding. Enjoy the weekend and the big game on Sunday.

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Weekend of Jan. 25th (11 Lines, Franklin Av Shuttle, SIRR Affected)

Good evening everyone. Leading off this weekend’s service disruptions, E trains are running via the F-line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St. Also, both E and F trains are running local in both directions from 21 St to Forest Hills-71 Av. 5-line service is split up with no trains running between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. That’s not all though. Trains on the Manhattan stretch run every 20 minutes while trains on the shuttle portion run every half-hour. Plan accordingly folks because that’s a long wait in these brutal temperatures. Rounding out the list of suspensions, the Franklin Avenue shuttle is shut down and replaced by buses this weekend.

There are also the usual reroutes, namely with Manhattan-bound N trains running on the D-line, uptown A and C trains running via the F-line between Jay St and W 4 St and Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester. That’s pretty much it for this weekend. The map below has it illustrated. Keep in mind some lines may run local due to the cold weather forcing out of service trains onto the express tracks. Check out mta.info for the latest details on that. Enjoy the weekend folks.

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Weekend of Jan 18th (10 Lines, SIRR Affected)

Good evening. Before I start with this weekend’s service disruptions, I must inform you that the MTA has dropped the hammer on 7-line riders. Starting at the end of next month, service from Flushing will be truncated to Queensboro Plaza, for what could amount to over 20 weekends throughout this year, as well as 74 St-Broadway for several weekends as well. This is primarily due to CBTC installation on the Flushing line, but also to ensure the safety and stability of the underwater Steinway tunnels following Hurricane Sandy and general upkeep of the tracks and equipment along the line. I mention all of this so you’ll keep it in the back of your minds and plan for this.

With that out of the way, let’s get back to the “normal” mess we always deal with. First off, riders on the Q-line will not like that the Q isn’t running north of Parkside Av this weekend. Of course, that means it’ll be slow going on the Broadway line with local-only service. Speaking of truncated service, the J line is also being shortened this weekend. Manhattan-bound trains will only run to Essex St instead of Chambers St. We’ve also got Brooklyn-bound A and C trains running via the Rutgers tubes while Queens-bound F trains run through 53rd Street. Finally, Manhattan-bound N trains run via the West End (D) line. There are also a few express runs scattered about; nothing major on that front. As always, it’s all mapped out for you. Enjoy the weekend folks.

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P.S. A reminder folks, FASTRACK hits Queens Blvd once again next week, which shuts down the line between Roosevelt Av and either 21 St-Queensbridge or 50 St.