Memorial Day Weekend 2017 (05.27)

05.06Good afternoon. This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Unfortunately the subways will be a crap shoot for many riders this weekend. If you’re heading out to Coney Island, you’re in good shape. Anywhere else, not so much. 4 and 5 trains; you know the deal by now – no 4 trains in Brooklyn, no 5 trains pretty much anywhere useful. And they’re on a modified schedule so, not really an option. However, that’s not the biggest service disruption in place. Once again, L trains are not running beyond Broadway Junction. Expanded M train service and a flurry of shuttle buses will provide alternate service. Rounding up the list of suspensions, N train service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd while R trains are rerouted from 4th Avenue to the West End line south of 36 Street.

Be mindful of the other service changes in effect. Also, watch the bulletins as most service disruptions continue through either Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Map for 05.27-05.30

Enjoy the weekend.

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Weekend of May 19th

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Good afternoon. This weekend, there are a lot of shuttle bus replacements in effect. On the 5-line, they will run between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. In fact, on the subject of the 5 trains, service is completely suspended for the entire weekend. Returning back to the various line suspensions, shuttle buses will replace service in part on the D, G, J, M and N lines as well. There are also several express and local runs in place. For instance, all Manhattan-bound service along Queens Blvd is local-only, while most downtown service on the 7th Avenue line is express-only. Also, starting next week, the Manhattan-bound platforms between Avenue X and 18 Avenue will close for station renovations.

In a bit of good news, the Manhattan-bound along the Sea Beach N-line will reopen for service starting this Monday.

Map: 05.20-05.22

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 13th

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Good evening. This weekend’s going to be a washout. Don’t add to your misery by waiting for trains that aren’t running. For starters, ongoing work on the Joralemon St tunnels will suspend service on the 4-line between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av and the 5-line south of Grand Central. Also returning this weekend are the shuttle buses for the 5 and M-lines along the Dyre Ave and Myrtle Ave lines respectively. Rounding out the list of suspensions, R trains are not running south of 36 Street in Brooklyn and G trains will not run beyond Bedford-Nostrand Avs. Be mindful of the express runs scattered about, especially along the numbered lines and in Queens.

Map: 05.13-05.15

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 6th

05.06Good evening. It’s going to be a busy weekend if you’re traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. First off, we have a return of the Canarsie shutdowns. This weekend, there will be no L train service between Broadway Junction and 8 Avenue. To compensate for that loss of service, full-length M trains will run into Manhattan during the daytime and evening hours. That isn’t the only service change to deal with though. As usual, 4 and 5 train service is impacted by work on the Joralemon St tunnels, with the former truncated to Brooklyn Bridge and the latter to Grand Central. Also returning this weekend are the suspensions of 5 train service between E 180 Street and Dyre Av, A service between Euclid Av and Howard Beach, and F train service south of Church Av.

Map: 05.06-05.08