Weekend of June 24th

06.24Good evening. Work on the Clark St tunnels and the Myrtle Ave line continue. In addition to those ongoing service changes, there is a partial closure of the Jamaica line between Crescent St and Jamaica Center on Saturday. Shuttle buses will run from the Jamaica-Van Wyck Blvd E-line station to Crescent St. Other service changes include Brooklyn-bound N and R trains running over the Manhattan Bridge, local-only service to Manhattan between Forest Hills and Jackson Heights, and express-only service on the Broadway line from 34 Street to Canal St. Reminder that starting next weekend, work on the Myrtle Ave line begins in full, meaning there will be no service along Myrtle Ave starting July 1st.

Map: 06.24 – 06.26

Weekend of June 17th

Good evening. This weekend marks the beginning of Fix and Fortify work on the Clark St tunnels. 2 and 3 trains will not run between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Expanded 4 and 5 local service will replace normal service from 7th Avenue. This service change will be in effect every weekend through April 2018.

Shifting gears, there are several other service changes to contend with. J and M trains are once again not running past Crescent St and Myrtle Av respectively. Shuttle buses replace G trains between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Court Sq. As usual, there is no service along the Dyre Ave line.

Finally, there are a couple of major reroutes in place. E and F trains are running local in Queens in both directions. Speaking of the latter, F trains are running via the E and C lines from Roosevelt Av to Jay St.

Map 06.17-06.19

Enjoy the weekend.

SUNDAY EDIT: As mentioned in the comments, N trains are running normally in Brooklyn. The map linked above has been updated to reflect this. Apologies for the late update, but I was away from my computer for all of yesterday.

Weekend of June 9th

part-time 4,A,C reroutesGood evening. Before we jump into this weekend’s service disruptions, there are a couple important long-term projects that begin in the coming weeks. First, starting the weekend of June 16th and continuing through next April, there will be no 7th Avenue service between Manhattan and Brooklyn on weekends. 4 trains will operate local in Brooklyn, running to New Lots Av while extended 5 train service will run to Flatbush Av. Weekday service will remain unchanged, which cannot be said for the next major service change.

The much-anticipated Myrtle Ave shutdown will commence in full starting July 1st. There will be absolutely no service along the Myrtle Ave line for those first two months of the closure. Following that, special shuttle trains will operate between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the weekend service to Essex St, will be rerouted to Broadway Junction on the J-line. While on the subject of the J trains, weekday express and skip-stop service will be suspended between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av to better facilitate the rerouted M service’s operation.

With that out the way, let’s get to the normal nonsense. As Sunday is the Puerto Rican Day parade, quite a few of this weekend’s service changes end on Saturday or early Sunday morning. Examples include the suspension of 4 train service south of Brooklyn Bridge and the reroute of A and C trains between W 4 Street and Jay St. However, there are still a few disruptions that will last the entire weekend. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av, as well as along the Crosstown line between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To wrap up this post, that pesky psuedo-FASTRACK at Coney Island has returned to the D and N-lines. This time, however, the powers that be have decided to run some shuttle buses rather than force riders to the local bus network.

Map: 06.10-06.12

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of June 3rd


Good evening. You know the deal folks: 4 and 5 trains are running their “normal service” that we’ve seen for months. M trains still aren’t running to Metropolitan Av and J train service is suspended east of Crescent St. Adding to that list of suspensions, F trains are not running between Church Av and Stillwell Av, N train service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd, and there is a reduction in 4 train service in The Bronx. In regards to that last one, alternating 4 Bronx-bound trains will terminate at Burnside Av, running express north of 167 Street, much as they do after the weekday rush hours.

Besides the line suspensions, there are a slew of reroutes, including express-only downtown service along 7th Avenue and Manhattan-bound D train diverted to the N-line in Brooklyn. Check the map for the full list of service changes.

Reminder: Starting Monday morning, Prospect Av on the R-line will close for station renovations until late autumn.

Map: 06.03-06.05

Enjoy the weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 (05.27)

05.06Good afternoon. This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Unfortunately the subways will be a crap shoot for many riders this weekend. If you’re heading out to Coney Island, you’re in good shape. Anywhere else, not so much. 4 and 5 trains; you know the deal by now – no 4 trains in Brooklyn, no 5 trains pretty much anywhere useful. And they’re on a modified schedule so, not really an option. However, that’s not the biggest service disruption in place. Once again, L trains are not running beyond Broadway Junction. Expanded M train service and a flurry of shuttle buses will provide alternate service. Rounding up the list of suspensions, N train service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd while R trains are rerouted from 4th Avenue to the West End line south of 36 Street.

Be mindful of the other service changes in effect. Also, watch the bulletins as most service disruptions continue through either Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Map for 05.27-05.30

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 19th


Good afternoon. This weekend, there are a lot of shuttle bus replacements in effect. On the 5-line, they will run between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. In fact, on the subject of the 5 trains, service is completely suspended for the entire weekend. Returning back to the various line suspensions, shuttle buses will replace service in part on the D, G, J, M and N lines as well. There are also several express and local runs in place. For instance, all Manhattan-bound service along Queens Blvd is local-only, while most downtown service on the 7th Avenue line is express-only. Also, starting next week, the Manhattan-bound platforms between Avenue X and 18 Avenue will close for station renovations.

In a bit of good news, the Manhattan-bound along the Sea Beach N-line will reopen for service starting this Monday.

Map: 05.20-05.22

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 13th


Good evening. This weekend’s going to be a washout. Don’t add to your misery by waiting for trains that aren’t running. For starters, ongoing work on the Joralemon St tunnels will suspend service on the 4-line between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av and the 5-line south of Grand Central. Also returning this weekend are the shuttle buses for the 5 and M-lines along the Dyre Ave and Myrtle Ave lines respectively. Rounding out the list of suspensions, R trains are not running south of 36 Street in Brooklyn and G trains will not run beyond Bedford-Nostrand Avs. Be mindful of the express runs scattered about, especially along the numbered lines and in Queens.

Map: 05.13-05.15

Enjoy the weekend.