Weekend of Oct. 29th

Good evening. With Halloween just around the corner, it appears the MTA is trying to scare riders away from using the subway. I’m sorry; that was bad. However, this weekend’s slate of service changes is worse. Work on the numbered lines in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn continues. That means there is no 1 trains running south of 14 Street and absolutely no 4 train service in Brooklyn. To add onto the list of suspensions, there are no D trains running beyond Columbus Circle, well at least not on their regular route. Also, as per usual nowadays, service along the Dyre Ave line is suspended, along with A train service north of 168 Street. There’s also a rare suspension of Staten Island Railway service between Huguenot and Tottenville.

While that’s enough service changes for a weekend, there are also several important diversions to take into account as well. Manhattan-bound F trains are running via the E-line between Roosevelt Av and Rockefeller Center. With the aforementioned D suspension in Brooklyn, all N trains are running on the D-line with shuttle buses replacing normal service. On Saturday, Queens-bound E trains will run with the F between W 4 Street and Roosevelt Av.

Finally, there are a couple of major express/local diversions. To allow for speedy operation, A and C trains will run express along 8th Avenue while D trains run local. Also, 4 trains are running local through the entire line. There are a couple of one-directional express runs, primarily on the Brighton and Jamaica lines.

If there was a weekend where you needed a map, this is probably that weekend.

Map for 10.29-10.31
Enjoy the weekend.

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Weekend of Oct. 22nd

Good evening. This weekend, we’ll see some different service changes in comparison to weekends past, most of which affects the numbered lines. There is no 4 train service running between Manhattan and Brooklyn. In fact, trains will run local to Brooklyn Bridge only. Continuing with the Lexington Ave line, 5 trains are operating between E 180 Street and Grand Central. Moving over to 7th Avenue, 1 train service is once again cut back to 14 Street. On the 3 line, shuttle buses replace trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Wrapping up the list of major suspensions, a combination of shuttle buses and other nearby subway service replaces 7 trains between Queensboro Plaza and the Hudson Yards.

Shifting to the other lines, A and C train service is still cut back to 168 Street and 145 Street respectively. There are a few other service changes scattered about. Check out the map for the details.

Map for 10/22-10/24
Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Oct 15th

Good evening. Much like last weekend was a rehash of ongoing service changes, this weekend will be more of the same. 3 trains aren’t running; 2 train service is suspended north of 96 Street; and the usual Fix and Fortify work will reroute A, C and E trains again. There is a bit of good news though as this is the last weekend where Lenox Ave service is completely suspended.

However, with that said, there are a couple of new service disruptions to contend with. J trains are not running between Crescent St and Jamaica Center during the daytime hours this weekend. Also, along Queens Blvd, all Manhattan-bound service is local-only while Queens-bound trains run express through Parsons Blvd.

Check out the map for the details.

Map for 10.15-10.17
Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Oct. 8th

Good evening everyone. If you’re familiar with last weekend’s service changes, you’re in good shape for this weekend. Service disruptions on the numbered lines continues for yet another weekend. The good news on that front is that next weekend will mark the end of this extended work. Also carrying over from last weekend is the usual Fix and Fortify work, which affects service on the A, C and E lines.

There are also a few other major service changes to contend with. First and foremost, service will be suspended across the Williamsburg Bridge on Saturday. That means there will be no J trains running between Hewes St and Broad St, while M train service is suspended west of Myrtle Av. There’s also quite a few express-only segments scattered around, namely on the Queens Blvd and Flushing lines.

See the map for details.

Map for 10.08-10.10

Enjoy the weekend.