Good evening. Before we jump into this weekend’s service disruptions, there are a couple important long-term projects that begin in the coming weeks. First, starting the weekend of June 16th and continuing through next April, there will be no 7th Avenue service between Manhattan and Brooklyn on weekends. 4 trains will operate local in Brooklyn, running to New Lots Av while extended 5 train service will run to Flatbush Av. Weekday service will remain unchanged, which cannot be said for the next major service change.
The much-anticipated Myrtle Ave shutdown will commence in full starting July 1st. There will be absolutely no service along the Myrtle Ave line for those first two months of the closure. Following that, special shuttle trains will operate between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the weekend service to Essex St, will be rerouted to Broadway Junction on the J-line. While on the subject of the J trains, weekday express and skip-stop service will be suspended between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av to better facilitate the rerouted M service’s operation.
With that out the way, let’s get to the normal nonsense. As Sunday is the Puerto Rican Day parade, quite a few of this weekend’s service changes end on Saturday or early Sunday morning. Examples include the suspension of 4 train service south of Brooklyn Bridge and the reroute of A and C trains between W 4 Street and Jay St. However, there are still a few disruptions that will last the entire weekend. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av, as well as along the Crosstown line between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. To wrap up this post, that pesky psuedo-FASTRACK at Coney Island has returned to the D and N-lines. This time, however, the powers that be have decided to run some shuttle buses rather than force riders to the local bus network.
Enjoy the weekend.