Good evening everyone. Let’s get this out of the way right now. This weekend will not be a good one for subway riders. The title of this post pretty much sets the tone of this weekend’s service disruptions. A whopping 17 subway lines will be impacted by regular maintenance and construction and a good number of those aren’t simple express/local runs.
For starters, the L line is cut back from 8 Av all the way to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. The M will as usual, pick up some of the slack by running from Metropolitan Av to 57 St/6 Av at all times except the overnight hours, but riders will still have to deal with shuttle buses in Brooklyn and the local M14 buses in Manhattan.
The other major service disruption affects the Q-line. Service will only run between Church Av and Coney Island, with shuttle buses connecting Church Av to the Barclays Center station. Riders along the Broadway line will have to deal with the N and R trains for all service.
Even the Staten Island Railway gets into the disruption action. And I’m not talking about the usual “trains leave exactly according to the schedule” service change. Shuttle buses will be running in lieu of trains between Old Town and Saint George.
This weekend also marks the first of a multi-weekend project on the Archer Avenue line. E-trains are rerouted over to the F-line from Briarwood to 179 St with shuttle buses providing alternate service to Jamaica Center. We also have to deal with the ongoing work on the 4-line in the Bronx, which has service truncated to 161 St, per usual. 7-line service is once again truncated, though at least not this time to Queensboro Plaza. Instead, there’s no service between Willets Point and Flushing-Main. Rounding this weekend out, Brooklyn-bound F-trains run via 53rd Street again, Bronx-bound 2, 5 and 6 trains all run express in the Bronx. Queens Blvd will see another weekend of express runs on the Manhattan-bound R-trains. We have a few other minor express or local runs spread out amongst this mess. See the map for all the details.
Enjoy the weekend.