Weekend of July 27th

Good afternoon folks and happy Friday. While the media is hyping up this weekend’s service disruptions as the worst we’ve seen in some time, in actuality, it’s pretty much the same as usual. In fact, it’s a calmer one than we’ve seen in a while. For one, the R is back on Broadway. It isn’t running through lower Manhattan again, but that’s to be expected given the work about to start next month. Speaking of which, this is the last weekend of preliminary work in the Montague tunnels. Beginning next weekend, the full closures will take effect.

Moving past that, we have our usual slew of weekend work. The 2 is once again truncated to Nereid Av. Also, the M is being yet again replaced by the western section of the split J. Brooklyn-bound A and C trains are running via the Rutgers (F) tubes. Other than that, there are the local runs on the 4 and 5 trains between Grand Central and the Brooklyn Bridge. We’ve got express runs on various lines throughout the city. The map has all the details. Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of July 20th

Good evening folks. Or not depending whether you like this extreme heat or not. First off, thanks to all of you who left comments on the new map. Based on your feedback, I have decided to keep the old map for now, but I will have to make it a bit larger so it doesn’t look so cramped. It’s quite evident on some of the maps where there are so many lines running on the same tracks or service advisory text in the same spot on the map that it looks very cluttered in my opinion. The changes will be coming in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, let’s get to this weekend’s mess. Continuing from last week, we have the R train that desperately wants to be an M train, running down 53rd Street and 6th Avenue before continuing over the Manhattan Bridge through DeKalb Av. N and Q trains are running local and through the tunnel as a replacement. The J-line is also split up again with the section from Manhattan running to Metropolitan Av. (M service is suspended throughout the duration of this service change on the J.) Finally, the G is still out north of Nassau Av.

Now for the “new” ones. We have a variation on a usual disruption on the 1-line. Per usual, there’s no service to South Ferry, but instead of running express between 34 St and 14 St, 1 service is truncated to 34 St entirely. 2 and 3 trains pick up the slack between Times Square and Chambers St as always. Also, northbound 2 train service is cut back to Nereid Av. The Bx39 bus (fare-free) is the alternative for service to 241 St. There’s also the slew of one-directional service changes on various lines this weekend.

As always, the map has the details. Enjoy the weekend and look at the bright side. Once we make it through tomorrow, it’s supposed to get cooler. Hopefully.


Weekend of July 13th

Good evening. Finally after all the heat, we’ve got a relatively comfortable day this week. Too bad it won’t last very long. Since you probably don’t want to wait on hot platforms for trains that aren’t coming, you might want to pay attention to this post. Especially since this week has a lot of service disruptions. First off, the G-line is still knocked out north of Nassau Av for Sandy-related repairs. Along with that, we have a massive shutdown on the 1-line. There will be no service north of 137 St with service replaced by three separate shuttle buses. The Lexington Avenue line is also out of commission south of the Brooklyn Bridge. (3 train service is extended to New Lots Av during the overnight hours.) The R-trains are rerouted via 53rd Street/6th Ave Local/Manhattan Bridge in both directions between Queens Plaza and DeKalb Av. N and Q-trains are running via the Montague tubes as a replacement. Basically, the normal tracks that hold the N and Q-lines will be closed for the next two weekends for prep work so that Montague can be closed off for the much-needed rehabilitation work. The M-line is also knocked out of commission as well, but since it’s being replaced by the J, it isn’t that big of a deal. However, if you’re headed toward Jamaica from Williamsburg or vice-versa, you might want to hop on the L so you don’t have to deal with the shuttle buses running along Broadway between Myrtle Av and Broadway Junction. The map has it all drawn out for you. I’d say enjoy, but if you have to deal with this, you probably won’t.

Weekend’s Map

P.S. I’m trying out a new map for this and feedback on it would be appreciated.

New Weekender Map (normal service)

SATURDAY EDIT: shuttle buses replace trains north of Old Town on the Staten Island Railway, fixed a graphical error on the Concourse line

Corrected Map

Weekend of July 5th

Good afternoon everyone. I’m posting this earlier than normal since I won’t be near my computer later this evening. Let’s jump right into this, no? Once again the Montague tunnels are closed, which means the R trains are running via the Manhattan Bridge in both directions. Speaking of Sandy-related closures, this is the first weekend of the Greenpoint tubes closure. Northbound G trains will terminate at Nassau Av with shuttle buses connecting to Court Sq.

The other major service changes include the 2 and 3 running local in most of Manhattan, Queens-bound 7 trains running express in Queens, the replacement of trains with shuttle buses along Myrtle Avenue and the beginning of a new Brighton rehabilitation project that will force Manhattan-bound Q trains over to the express tracks in Brooklyn. In a bit of good news this weekend, the 1 is running normally from 242 St to South Ferry. But that’s about it. The map has all the details, including some disruptions not mentioned. Any necessary changes will be made either very late tonight or early tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend and try to stay cool.


Hey, I said I’d update any necessary revisions sometime today. And it turns out I have to. The M is running normally this weekend, as is the Q between Sheepshead Bay and Kings Hwy. Manhattan-bound Q trains are still running express between Kings Hwy and Prospect Park, so watch out for that. The updated map is linked below.

Revised Map