Good evening folks. Hope you had a good week. First off, let’s start with the good news. After many delays, Smith-9 Sts has finally reopened this morning as of this post. The bad news: due to construction work unrelated to the Culver Viaduct project, G service is truncated to Hoyt-Schermerhorn (and split at Bedford-Nostrand Avs). Also, as will probably be the norm for the foreseeable future, the 1 line is cut back to 14 St with shuttle buses running between Chambers St and South Ferry. Downtown F trains are running via the Cranberry Tubes, which means the C trains are not stopping at 50th, 23rd or Spring Sts so as to not create a conga line on the 8th Avenue local tracks. Finally, this is the last weekend of the Fort Washington shutdown of the A line between 168 St and 207 St.
The map as usual has all the details. Enjoy the weekend. It looks like it’s shaping up to be a good one.
PS. If anyone is planning on being out late tonight, the MetroCard machines will only take cash between 2 and 5 AM, so you might want to plan ahead on that one.
SUNDAY EDIT: G train service is running to Church Av. Northbound, alternating trains are turning at Bedford-Nostrand Avs. New map below.
Aka, “My Return to Weekly Posting”.
First off, I sincerely apologize for not updating for the past few weeks. I’ve been dealing with technical problems concerning my internet provider. Those have been, for the most part, taken care of earlier this week. Hopefully, that signals the end of my so-called hiatus.
With that out of the way, let’s jump right into this weekend’s service disruptions, shall we? The biggest one is the first weekend FASTRACK for the D and N lines out of Coney Island. D trains are truncated to Bay Pkwy; N trains to 86 St-Gravesend. As is the case during the normal weeknight FASTRACK line closures, there will be no direct shuttle bus service provided for the closed stations. Local buses will have to be used in order to get to the nearest open subway station. Besides that, we also have the ongoing line closure of the 8th Avenue line north of 168 St as well as the complete shutdown of the Myrtle Avenue line and the Franklin Avenue shuttle. Both lines’ service will be replaced by shuttle buses. Along with the big stuff, we also have express runs on the 6, C, F & G in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan and local runs on the E & F on Queens Blvd.
The full list of service changes is presented in map form below. Enjoy the weekend.