Weekend of April 1st

Sea Beach shuttle buses

Good afternoon. Well, the calendar says Spring, but the first half of the weekend will have you thinking it’s still Winter. With the expectation of a cold and damp Saturday, you don’t want to waste your time waiting for trains that aren’t running. Most of the recurring service changes from last month have ended, so that’s a good thing. However, work on the Myrtle Ave line does continue and will do so intermittently through June. For this weekend, there is no M train service between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av. Another big service disruption in place will affect service on the D and N lines. D trains are not running along their normal line past 59 St-Columbus Circle. In fact, the last stop will be 2 Avenue on the F-line after running local via the C-line between 59 Street and W 4 Street. To compensate for the loss of D train service in Brooklyn, N trains will run on the West End line in both directions with shuttle buses replacing normal N service.

Yet again, there is no 4 train service to/from Brooklyn. That persistent service change is also expected to wrap up in June. I would not celebrate yet as that will likely signal the start of suspensions on the 2 and 3 lines between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Wrapping up the service changes this weekend, E trains are running via 63rd Street and 6th Avenue. Finally, most Lexington Ave service is local-only, with only uptown 5 trains running express.

Map: Link

Enjoy the weekend.

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Weekend of Mar. 25th

Weekend Map ScreenshotGood evening. It’s yet another week of recurring service changes. 5 trains are still not running to/from Dyre Av; there is no 7 train service in Manhattan; M train service along the Myrtle Ave line is suspended; and A & C trains are running on the F-line through the Rutgers St tunnels.

Adding to that list, Jerome Ave service is once again fully suspended, much as it was earlier this month. However, instead of running 4 trains to E 180 Street, this time, 5 train service will be extended to Brooklyn all weekend, running local in Manhattan during overnight hours to compensate for the loss of 4 train service. Rounding out the list of suspensions, there is absolutely no M trains running, unlike previous weekends where service was rerouted to Broadway Junction. That is because J train service has been truncated to East New York during daytime and early evening hours.

See the map for the full list of disruptions: Map for 03.25-03.27

Weekend of Mar. 18th

Good evening. While we have a few different service changes from last weekend, a few will carry over from previous weekends. Starting with the returning disruptions, 7 trains are still not running into Manhattan. A and C trains will continue to run via the F-line between W 4 Street and Jay St. Adding on to those service changes, we have a couple of other service suspensions. 5 train service will be replaced by shuttle buses north of E 180 Street, which really isn’t all that surprising. 3 and 4 trains will terminate at Utica Av all weekend. Finally, there is no F train service between Church Av and Stillwell Av.

The map has the full list of service changes: Map for 03.18-03.20

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Mar. 11th

Good evening. If you’re familiar with last weekend’s service changes, you’re in good shape for this one. It’s a bit better than last weekend, but we still have a few recurring service disruptions. 7 trains are still not running west of Queensboro Plaza. Shuttle buses continue to replace M service along Myrtle Ave. On the Staten Island Railway, train service between Huguenot and Tottenville is replaced by buses as well. Finally, A and C trains are rerouted via Rutgers St on the F-line.

To add on to those disruptions, there is no 2 train service between E 180 Street and 241 Street. Once again, there are no 4 trains running in Brooklyn, which also means that 5 train service is truncated to Grand Central. There are also a few express-only segments, especially on 7th Avenue, where there is no downtown local service between 72 Street and Chambers St.

Before the map, just a reminder that Brooklyn-bound J trains will not stop at 104 Street at all times until Summer due to station rehabilitation.

Map for 03.11-03.13

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Mar. 4th

Good evening. Well, the work on 6th Avenue has finally ended. Don’t celebrate just yet as we have a whole new set of recurring service changes to contend with. First off, starting this weekend, there will be sporadic closures on the Myrtle Ave line that will likely last through Spring. Secondly, there are several service suspensions and reroutes that will be in effect every weekend this month, including the suspension of 7-line service west of Queensboro Plaza and the re-routing of A and C trains through the Rutgers St tunnel.

There are also some other major service changes as well. 1 trains are not running between 14 Street and South Ferry. 4 trains are running via the 5-line, which is completely suspended this weekend, between 138 Street and E 180 Street. F trains are not running south of Church Av. Finally, for the riders in Staten Island, shuttle buses replace trains south of Huguenot.

Also, there are a slew of one-directional express runs. To wrap up, in a bit of good news, after a long delay, the Pennsylvania Av station has finally reopened after the October crash.

Map for 03.04-03.06
Enjoy the weekend.