Weekend of Nov 24

Hey, I actually got this up on Friday this time. Points for me. In subway-related news, the MTA deserves some points as well for their speedy restoration of service after Hurricane Sandy. While most of the post-Sandy service changes remain in effect, partial subway service has been restored to the Rockaways peninsula via a shuttle running from Far Rockaway to Beach 90 St. Service should be extended to Rockaway Park when the signals are fixed along the line and the Rockaway Park station is operational.

With that out of the way, let’s get to the work affecting the subway this weekend. To be quite honest, it’s not much. The only service change that isn’t somehow related to Sandy is on the Concourse Line in the Bronx. Coney Island-bound D trains run express between 170 St in the Bronx and 145 St in Harlem. The map showing this, as well as the Sandy-related reroutes, is below. By the way, I didn’t include the Q running local in Manhattan as I really can’t confirm if they’re running local or not. If anyone can confirm that, it will be greatly appreciated.

Map for the Weekend

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Weekend of Nov 17

Once again, apologies for the late post. My schedule has been a bit hectic as of late, which has prevented me from putting these things up on Friday like I want to.

With that out of the way, let’s get to what’s up with the subway. Well, it’s the first weekend with work not related to Sandy recovery. There aren’t too many service disruptions since there isn’t that much work being done this weekend. The problem is that most of the work is being done on the Culver Viaduct and the Flushing line west of Queensboro Plaza which affect the C/D and E/F/N/Q respectively. Also, watch out for the express runs on the D line in the Bronx. That is all. The map is below. Enjoy the weekend and have a nice Thanksgiving.

Map for the weekend

Weekend of Nov 10

First off, let me start by apologizing for not updating the site during the recovery of subway service last week. With the rapidly changing service patterns in place following Hurricane Sandy, I decided to leave the map-making to the MTA and for the first time in a long while, they really stepped up to the plate with all the maps they issued in the days following the resumption of subway service, sometimes posting updated maps four or more times per day. With my busy schedule, there wouldn’t have been much time to update things on my end, so it all worked out.

Secondly, I want to apologize for the tardiness in posting this weekend’s map. I like to put these things up by Friday so people can actually plan ahead. With all that out of the way, let’s get to this weekend service changes. Obviously, all of the service changes in place this weekend, not that are all the much in the first place, are related in some way to service restoration post-Hurricane Sandy. There still is no service in lower Manhattan on the 1 line or the Broadway line. Even though this really doesn’t affect weekend riders, there is also no J (or Z) service south of Chambers St, so just keep that in mind for Monday morning’s commute.

In a bit of good news, A trains will resume service to Howard Beach starting at 8 AM Sunday and shuttle bus service will begin to Far Rockaway from the Howard Beach station. Subway shuttle service between Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park will begin as soon as possible.
The map illustrating all the above is below.

The New Normal? (Map)