Weekend of Feb 1st (8 Lines, Rockaway Pk shuttle, SIRR Affected)

Good evening everyone. It’s a relatively light weekend in terms of subway construction, most likely due to the Super Bowl on Sunday. There are a few reroutes in place though, all in the outer boroughs. The 2-line will run in two sections with the line split up at E 180 St. Also, A trains bound for Far Rockaway are rerouted to Rockaway Park while the shuttle will be suspended and shuttle buses will replace train service to Far Rockaway.\

Other than that, Manhattan-bound 6 trains are running express in the Bronx again while this weekend marks the start of a nearly month-long stint of Church Av/Coney Island-bound F and G-trains running express from Smith-9 Sts to Church Av.

That’s all for now, the map illustrates all of the preceding. Enjoy the weekend and the big game on Sunday.


Weekend of Jan. 25th (11 Lines, Franklin Av Shuttle, SIRR Affected)

Good evening everyone. Leading off this weekend’s service disruptions, E trains are running via the F-line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and W 4 St. Also, both E and F trains are running local in both directions from 21 St to Forest Hills-71 Av. 5-line service is split up with no trains running between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. That’s not all though. Trains on the Manhattan stretch run every 20 minutes while trains on the shuttle portion run every half-hour. Plan accordingly folks because that’s a long wait in these brutal temperatures. Rounding out the list of suspensions, the Franklin Avenue shuttle is shut down and replaced by buses this weekend.

There are also the usual reroutes, namely with Manhattan-bound N trains running on the D-line, uptown A and C trains running via the F-line between Jay St and W 4 St and Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester. That’s pretty much it for this weekend. The map below has it illustrated. Keep in mind some lines may run local due to the cold weather forcing out of service trains onto the express tracks. Check out mta.info for the latest details on that. Enjoy the weekend folks.


Weekend of Jan 18th (10 Lines, SIRR Affected)

Good evening. Before I start with this weekend’s service disruptions, I must inform you that the MTA has dropped the hammer on 7-line riders. Starting at the end of next month, service from Flushing will be truncated to Queensboro Plaza, for what could amount to over 20 weekends throughout this year, as well as 74 St-Broadway for several weekends as well. This is primarily due to CBTC installation on the Flushing line, but also to ensure the safety and stability of the underwater Steinway tunnels following Hurricane Sandy and general upkeep of the tracks and equipment along the line. I mention all of this so you’ll keep it in the back of your minds and plan for this.

With that out of the way, let’s get back to the “normal” mess we always deal with. First off, riders on the Q-line will not like that the Q isn’t running north of Parkside Av this weekend. Of course, that means it’ll be slow going on the Broadway line with local-only service. Speaking of truncated service, the J line is also being shortened this weekend. Manhattan-bound trains will only run to Essex St instead of Chambers St. We’ve also got Brooklyn-bound A and C trains running via the Rutgers tubes while Queens-bound F trains run through 53rd Street. Finally, Manhattan-bound N trains run via the West End (D) line. There are also a few express runs scattered about; nothing major on that front. As always, it’s all mapped out for you. Enjoy the weekend folks.


P.S. A reminder folks, FASTRACK hits Queens Blvd once again next week, which shuts down the line between Roosevelt Av and either 21 St-Queensbridge or 50 St.

Weekend of Jan 10th (9 Lines, Rockaway Pk Shuttle Affected)

Good evening folks. Here are this weekend’s service disruptions. Since work was cancelled last weekend due to the inclement weather, we have a couple of disruptions carrying over to this weekend. Namely, the A trains bound for the Rockaways will be truncated to Howard Beach while the Rockaway Park shuttle replaces service on the northern half of the Rockaway Peninsula. Also, work on the Hillside Avenue line is forcing Manhattan-bound E and F trains over to the express tracks between Parsons Blvd and Forest Hills.

Onto the regularly scheduled service changes, the F is running via the C Brooklyn-bound between W 4 St and Jay St while Queens-bound trains run through 53rd Street for the umpteenth time. We also have the return of the N via the D-line reroute. This time, it’s Coney Island-bound. Wrapping this up, we’ve got Manhattan-bound 6 trains running express from Pelham Bay Park through Parkchester, D trains are stopping at 23 and 14 Sts in both directions and Queens-bound R trains are express between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Av. That’s all folks, the map has it all drawn out for you. Have a nice weekend.