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.

Map

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.

Map

Have a nice weekend.

Weekend of May 9th

Good evening folks. WordPress is being weird again. It said I posted this week’s blog post before I closed the tab, but whatever. Work continues on the 14th Street-Canarsie and Queens Blvd lines. This weekend, we also have a suspension of the 4 line in Brooklyn along with the entirety of the Rockaway Park shuttle. Watch out for those pesky express and local runs, especially now that it’s getting warm outside. The map has the details.

Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 2nd

Good afternoon everyone. It’s more of the same from last weekend: the 5 is still not running past E 180 St, there is no L train service between Lorimer St and 8 Avenue, and, the local and express runs in place on Queens Blvd remain in place from last weekend.

Moving past those service changes, 3 trains are rerouted to Flatbush Av with shuttle buses replacing normal service through New Lots Av. Manhattan-bound D trains are running on the N-line between Coney Island and 36 Street. Finally, there are a few express runs on the Lexington Ave and 7th Avenue lines with a local run on the southbound Central Park West line. Check out the map for the details.

Map

Reminder: Starting Monday, downtown 4 and 6 trains bypass 103 Street for station renovation. Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 24th

Good afternoon everyone. It’s another weekend with more of the same. The L trains are still not running between Lorimer St and 8 Avenue. There is once again, no 5 train service north of E 180 Street and A trains are not running to Lefferts Blvd, We’ve got a few other reroutes to contend with. Queens-bound F trains are running via the E-line from Rockefeller Center to Roosevelt Av. Speaking of Queens Blvd, this will be another weekend where service is mostly local along the line. Due to the aforementioned L-line closure, M train service is extended to 57 Street during the daytime and evening hours. Watch out for those express runs on the Lexington and 7th Ave lines. Check out the map for the details.

Before we get to the map, I have a bit of good news. After being closed for so long, both Buhre Av and Zerega Av will reopen Monday morning. However, downtown 4 and 6 trains will bypass 103 Street starting early next month.

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Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 18th

Good afternoon everyone. You’re going to want to pay attention to this post because this weekend’s service diversions are a doozy. As you’re probably aware of by now, there will be no L train service between Lorimer St and 8th Avenue for the next five weekends. M train service will be extended to 57 St/6 Av during the daytime and evening hours to bridge the gap in service while shuttle buses provide intra-borough service. This weekend also marks the beginning of station rehabilitation on the Livonia Ave line in Brooklyn. To prepare for the full-time closure of Rockaway and Van Siclen Avs, there will be no service running between Utica Av and New Lots Av on the 3-line all weekend. That’s not all; 1 train service is suspended north of 96 St/Broadway while there will once again be no A trains running on the Lefferts Blvd branch.

Shifting gears slightly, we also have several route diversions in place as well. Per usual, D trains are running with the N in Brooklyn, this time Manhattan-bound. There are a couple of local and express runs on the Queens Blvd line, with Forest Hills and Jamaica-bound trains running express through the entire line in Queens. Also keep in mind the express runs on the Lexington Ave and Brighton lines.

Now that’s everything. Click on the link for the map.

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Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 11th

Good afternoon everyone. It’s a light weekend in terms of construction work. Most of the work will cause express runs, the main one on the Flushing line. Main St-bound trains will run express through the entire line. More express runs are in place along 4th Ave in Brooklyn and 8th Ave in Manhattan. The other major service change is on the D line. Coney Island-bound trains are running via the N-line between 36 Street and Stillwell Av. The map has the details of these service changes, along with the few others not mentioned.

Map

Enjoy the weekend.

SATURDAY EDIT: Maintenance work on the Staten Island Railway at St. George has been cancelled for this weekend.