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.