Weekend of June 27th

Good afternoon everyone. You might want to pay close attention to this week’s map because we have several major disruptions in place this weekend. Let’s take it in order of route, shall we. There will be no 2 or 5 train service running between  E 180 Street and 3 Avenue. Actually, there will be no 5 trains south of E 180 Street. Express and local shuttle buses will provide alternate service in the Bronx. In Brooklyn, shuttle buses will replace 3 and 4 trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Speaking of Brooklyn, there will also be a suspension of J and M train service across the Williamsburg Bridge during the daytime hours. Finally, and yes, I’m aware I messed up the order, we get to the biggest service change of the weekend. D train service is completely screwed up this weekend. Trains will run in two sections: the first running local along 8th Ave to 2 Avenue on the F-line, and the second between Stillwell Av and Whitehall St via the R-line.

There are also a few other diversions in place as well. Manhattan-bound F trains are running via 53rd St again and Manhattan-bound N trains are running on the D-line. Check out the map for the details.

Updated Map

PS, Keep in mind that starting this Monday, the Manhattan-bound platforms at Ditmas Av and Avenue X will be closed for renovations.

Enjoy the weekend.

SATURDAY EDIT: The map has been updated to include the express shuttle bus stop at Hunts Point Av on the 6-line.

Weekend of June 20th

Hello everyone. It’s another busy weekend on the rails. First off, there is once again no 5 trains running between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. Also, 1 train service is suspended south of 14 Street. Moving past the service suspensions, there are quite a few reroutes in place as well. The D/N switcheroo in Brooklyn is back in place. All Coney Island-bound trains run via the West End line while Manhattan-bound trains run on the Sea Beach line. Queens-bound F trains are running on the E-line between 5 Avenue and Queens Plaza.

Speaking of the E and F trains, both lines are running local in Queens, so it will be another slow go on Queens Blvd. Rounding out the list of local/express runs, there are a couple of express runs on the C, F, Q and R lines. Check out the map for the details.


Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of June 13th

Good (late) afternoon everyone. With all of the festivities in place this weekend, subway service disruptions have been kept to a minimal. There is only one true service disruption that will remain in place on Sunday. All of the other ones end sometime Saturday afternoon or evening. Speaking of which, here are the highlights of the weekend: Coney Island-bound D trains are running on the N-line in Brooklyn, service on Central Park West is primarily local in the downtown direction, and E/F trains are running local in Queens.

In a bit of good news, starting Sunday, J-train service will be extended to Broad St at all times. Also, for another weekend, M trains are running to Chambers St on the J-line.

Check out the maps for the details and times. I created two maps for simplicity’s sake.

Saturday Map

Sunday Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of June 6th

Good evening folks. Since I’m on a tight schedule right now, I’m going to make this brief. The major service disruptions are along the 3, 5, F and M lines. The first two have service suspensions along parts on those lines, the F is rerouted to 8th Ave between Roosevelt Av and Jay St. Finally, M train service is completely suspended through the entire line during the daytime hours.

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

Weekend’s Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 30th

Good afternoon everyone. Here are the major disruptions in place this weekend. There will be no 1 trains running north of 96 Street. The usual shuttle bus arrangement is in place and everyone should be familiar with that. Service along the Williamsburg Bridge is once again suspended. However, instead of an all weekend closure, this service change is only in effect on Saturday during the daytime hours.

This is also another weekend where there will be no A trains running on the Lefferts Blvd branch. As you’re probably aware, the Rockaways/Lefferts Blvd-bound platform at Rockaway Blvd reopened earlier this afternoon, which means the other platform will close for station rehabilitation.

Wrapping up the rest of this weekend’s mess, E trains are running on the F-line between W 4 St and 2 Av, the last stop. The D/N flip-flop is once again in effect. Coney Island-bound trains run via Sea Beach while Manhattan-bound trains run on the West End line. There are a few express runs in place as well, scattered around as usual. Click on the link for the map.


Also, as a post-script, I’m aware there have been a couple of comments regarding single-track service changes. I don’t include them because I don’t really consider them service changes. The trains are not being rerouted to another line or the express/local tracks. My apologies if that inconveniences anyone.

Enjoy the weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend

Good afternoon everyone. Well, we’ve made it to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. That means the MTA is taking advantage of the long weekend. Many of the service changes in place this weekend are extended into Monday or Tuesday morning. Leading off on those disruptions, there is no 5 train service south of E 180 Street. Customers will have to rely on the 2 and 4 trains for alternate service. Other major service changes include having the Brooklyn-bound F run via both the E and A-lines, Coney Island-bound D trains running over the N-line in Brooklyn, along with several express/local runs scattered about. Take a look at the map for the details.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Weekend of May 15th

Good evening folks. It’s another busy weekend on the rails. 5 and L trains are still not running in their usual locations. However, in a bit of good news, this is the last weekend of the L-line shutdown. There’s also that ongoing work on the Queens Blvd line that wraps up this weekend as well. There are also a few major express runs in place, mainly on the 8th Avenue line. Brooklyn-bound trains are express-only from 125 Street to Canal St. Check out the map for all of the details.


Have a nice weekend.