Weekend of October 26th

Good evening everyone. Since I don’t feel like making a long-ish post right about now, I’m going to keep this pretty short. 4-line riders in the Bronx get a one weekend reprieve from the Jerome Avenue shutdown, but there’s no such luck for riders on the 7-line west of Queensboro Plaza. The 1-line is once again truncated to 137 St while service to/from the Rockaways is split up with the Rockaway Park shuttle providing all subway service to the peninsula. Work from last week also continues on the A and D-lines along Central Park West. Usual recurring work has the Brooklyn-bound F and G trains running express between 4th and Church Avs as well as sending the Brooklyn-bound F trains over to the E line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center. There are a couple of other minor service changes that are detailed in the map. Enjoy the (brisk) weekend.

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A couple of notes: 1) Parkside Av, Beverley Rd and Cortelyou Rd reopens Monday morning. 2) FASTRACK hits the Lexington Ave express tracks starting Monday evening, so full local service along the Lex will begin early.

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Weekend of October 19th

Good evening everyone. Once again, it’s Friday, so you all know what that means. We’ve got weekend construction work. First off, work continues on both the Jerome Avenue and Flushing lines. There’s no service between 161 St and Woodlawn & Queensboro Plaza and Times Square respectively, The G is cut back again, this time on the southern end. Work on the Culver line has the southbound G trains turning at Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Manhattan-bound F trains running express between Church Av and Jay St. Finishing up on the major service changes, the M is completely suspended and replaced by shuttle buses.

Moving on from that, we have the usual slew of minor disruptions, like the ongoing work on Central Park West, forcing Brooklyn-bound A and D trains over to the local tracks. Uptown and Queens-bound C and E trains are bypassing Spring and 23 Sts (uptown C’s also skip 50 St), 4 & 5 trains run local in both directions south of Grand Central and because of the aforementioned 7-line shutdown, the Q is extended to Astoria.

That’s pretty much it for this weekend. Not a terrible one by any stretch, but still not easy. Check out the map for the details. Enjoy the weekend.

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Weekend of October 12th

Hello everyone. I hope all of you had an enjoyable week, despite the cooler temperatures and somewhat rainy weather. While the rain is supposed to finally leave the area tomorrow, that doesn’t mean it will be nothing but blue skies concerning this weekend’s service disruptions. Starting this weekend, we have the return of the 7-line shutdown between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square. This will last through mid-November, so plan ahead for that. We also have the first of a two-weekend multi-weekend shutdown of the Jerome Avenue (4-line) tracks between Yankee Stadium and Woodlawn. Customers will have to use crosstown buses and the D-trains for alternate service as there will be no shuttle buses unless you’re at Woodlawn, Mosholu Pkwy or Bedford Park Blvd. The A-line is also cut back to Howard Beach with the Rockaway Park shuttle picking up the slack on the Far Rockaway stations.

With those major changes out of the way, we’ve got the Queens-bound F trains running via the E-line between Rockefeller Center and Jackson Heights. Speaking of the F, both the E and F trains are running local along the entire stretch of the Queens Blvd line, so delays should be expected. Rounding out the weekend mess, Brooklyn-bound A and D trains run local along Central Park West, while Brooklyn-bound 6 and C trains run express between midtown and lower Manhattan along their respective lines. Coney Island-bound N trains run via the D-line in Brooklyn and Queens-bound F and G trains run express along the Culver Viaduct.

The map has everything neatly (well, as neat as it can get) illustrated for clarity. Enjoy.

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Weekend of October 5th

Good evening everyone. I’m going to be brief here, so bear with me. There’s no 1-line service north of City College, no L trains between Lorimer St and Myrtle Av or A trains between Euclid Av and JFK Airport and Fix & Fortify work has once again shut down the G north of Nassau Av. Coney Island FASTRACK work also curtails the D and N to Bay Pkwy or 86 St respectively. This weekend also marks the beginning of station rehab work on the Pelham line at Castle Hill Av and Middletown Rd that will go on through next Spring. There are also various express or local runs throughout the subway. The map has all the details. Enjoy.

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