Weekend of Apr. 22nd

04.22Good evening. As you can tell from the screenshot, getting around Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will be interesting this weekend. For starters, we have a few recurring service changes, like the everlasting suspension of 4 train service in Brooklyn, the reroutes of A and C trains and absolutely no service along the Myrtle Ave line. In addition to those, E trains are still running via 6th Avenue and 5 trains will not run to Dyre Av. While on the subject of the 5 trains, there is an interesting service change this weekend affecting that line. On Saturday, service will be completely suspended with shuttle buses replacing service between E 180 Street and Dyre Av, along with 2 and local 4 trains picking up the slack along the rest of the route. On Sunday, service is back to its usual route (well for that line, that is), running between E 180 Street and Grand Central.

Check out the map for the rest of this weekend’s service changes

Map for 04.22-04.24

Enjoy.

Weekend of Apr. 15th

Good evening. This weekend, 4 trains are still not running in Brooklyn. Service on the Dyre Ave line is still suspended. E trains are still running on the F-line in Manhattan. To add on to that list, 1 trains are once again not running past 14 Street. Wrapping up the list of suspensions, shuttle buses will replace L trains between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction.

For the full list of this weekend’s service changes, see the map linked below.

Map: 04.15-04.17

Enjoy.

Weekend of Apr. 8th

BusapaloozaGood evening. As you can likely tell from the screenshot above, this weekend is all about buses. If you’re not a fan of shuttle buses, you are in for a long weekend. Let’s jump right into this. Continuing work will take out the Myrtle Ave line, thus diverting M service to Broadway Junction. Adding to that, shuttle buses will replace service on the following lines and sections:

  • 3 4 – Utica Av to New Lots Av
  • 5 – E 180 Street to Dyre Av
  • G – Bedford-Nostrand Avs to Court Sq
  • J – Crescent St to Jamaica Center

To add to that mess, there is also a closure of the Clark St tunnels to contend with. That means there is no 2 or 3 train service running into Brooklyn this weekend. Local 4 and extended 5 trains will run in their place. As a byproduct of this service change, 2 trains will only run to E 180 Street while 5 trains are extended to Wakefield. To close out, there are some major reroutes to deal with as well, including almost full local-only service along Queens Blvd and the Coney Island-bound D trains running across the Sea Beach line in Brooklyn.

Map: 04.08-04.10

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of April 1st

Sea Beach shuttle buses

Good afternoon. Well, the calendar says Spring, but the first half of the weekend will have you thinking it’s still Winter. With the expectation of a cold and damp Saturday, you don’t want to waste your time waiting for trains that aren’t running. Most of the recurring service changes from last month have ended, so that’s a good thing. However, work on the Myrtle Ave line does continue and will do so intermittently through June. For this weekend, there is no M train service between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av. Another big service disruption in place will affect service on the D and N lines. D trains are not running along their normal line past 59 St-Columbus Circle. In fact, the last stop will be 2 Avenue on the F-line after running local via the C-line between 59 Street and W 4 Street. To compensate for the loss of D train service in Brooklyn, N trains will run on the West End line in both directions with shuttle buses replacing normal N service.

Yet again, there is no 4 train service to/from Brooklyn. That persistent service change is also expected to wrap up in June. I would not celebrate yet as that will likely signal the start of suspensions on the 2 and 3 lines between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Wrapping up the service changes this weekend, E trains are running via 63rd Street and 6th Avenue. Finally, most Lexington Ave service is local-only, with only uptown 5 trains running express.

Map: Link

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Mar. 25th

Weekend Map ScreenshotGood evening. It’s yet another week of recurring service changes. 5 trains are still not running to/from Dyre Av; there is no 7 train service in Manhattan; M train service along the Myrtle Ave line is suspended; and A & C trains are running on the F-line through the Rutgers St tunnels.

Adding to that list, Jerome Ave service is once again fully suspended, much as it was earlier this month. However, instead of running 4 trains to E 180 Street, this time, 5 train service will be extended to Brooklyn all weekend, running local in Manhattan during overnight hours to compensate for the loss of 4 train service. Rounding out the list of suspensions, there is absolutely no M trains running, unlike previous weekends where service was rerouted to Broadway Junction. That is because J train service has been truncated to East New York during daytime and early evening hours.

See the map for the full list of disruptions: Map for 03.25-03.27

Weekend of Mar. 18th

Good evening. While we have a few different service changes from last weekend, a few will carry over from previous weekends. Starting with the returning disruptions, 7 trains are still not running into Manhattan. A and C trains will continue to run via the F-line between W 4 Street and Jay St. Adding on to those service changes, we have a couple of other service suspensions. 5 train service will be replaced by shuttle buses north of E 180 Street, which really isn’t all that surprising. 3 and 4 trains will terminate at Utica Av all weekend. Finally, there is no F train service between Church Av and Stillwell Av.

The map has the full list of service changes: Map for 03.18-03.20

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Mar. 11th

Good evening. If you’re familiar with last weekend’s service changes, you’re in good shape for this one. It’s a bit better than last weekend, but we still have a few recurring service disruptions. 7 trains are still not running west of Queensboro Plaza. Shuttle buses continue to replace M service along Myrtle Ave. On the Staten Island Railway, train service between Huguenot and Tottenville is replaced by buses as well. Finally, A and C trains are rerouted via Rutgers St on the F-line.

To add on to those disruptions, there is no 2 train service between E 180 Street and 241 Street. Once again, there are no 4 trains running in Brooklyn, which also means that 5 train service is truncated to Grand Central. There are also a few express-only segments, especially on 7th Avenue, where there is no downtown local service between 72 Street and Chambers St.

Before the map, just a reminder that Brooklyn-bound J trains will not stop at 104 Street at all times until Summer due to station rehabilitation.

Map for 03.11-03.13

Enjoy the weekend.