Weekend of Nov. 28th

Good evening. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday yesterday; I know I did. While everyone spends their weekend either sleeping off their food comas or looking for great deals, there is no rest for the MTA subway. While it is a lighter weekend in terms of service disruptions, there are a few headaches riders will have to contend with. Namely, the 5 trains are not running between E 180 Street and Dyre Av.

It’s also slow-going on several of the subway lines because of local- or express-related reroutes. For instance, if you’re using the F trains, Manhattan-bound trains from Jamaica are running local from 71 Avenue to Roosevelt Av, whereas Queens-bound trains will bypass 23 Street and 14 Street. That’s on top of the Brooklyn-bound reroute via 53rd Street. Among the other express runs, Brooklyn-bound C trains will bypass all local stops between 168 Street and Columbus Circle, while Manhattan-bound R trains run express along 4th Avenue. On the flip-side, Brooklyn-bound service on the Lexington Ave line is local only for most of the line.

The map as always has the details. Click on the link for it.

Map for 11.28

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Nov. 21st

Good evening everyone. Since this is fairly later than usual, I’ll keep this short. Once again, the 1 is suspended from 14 Street to South Ferry. The F isn’t running past Kings Hwy. Also, the E and N trains are bunking with the F and D lines respectively in sections. The map has all the details of these service changes along with the others as well.

Updated Map for 11.21

Enjoy the weekend.

SUNDAY EDIT: N trains are not running to Coney Island as previously indicated on the map. Click on the link above for the corrected map.

Weekend of Nov. 14th

Good evening. It’s another “meh” weekend on the subways. Not the worst, but not the best either. In a bit of good news, the 1 is running to South Ferry this weekend. However, riders should not prematurely celebrate as service is still suspended north of 137 Street. Speaking of suspensions, service on the 7 and L lines remain shut down in the same locations they were last weekend. Adding onto that, there will also be no service on the Lexington Ave line south of the Brooklyn Bridge. 4 trains will run local to City Hall only while 5 train service is curtailed to Grand Central. 3 train service will be extended during the overnight hours to compensate. Finally, once again, F train service is suspended between Kings Highway and Coney Island.

There are also a couple of reroutes in place, most importantly another weekend where the A and C trains run over the F-line from W 4 Street to Jay St. The map has the details.


Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Nov. 7th

Good evening and happy Friday. Let’s jump straight into the mess, shall we? This weekend will be more of a headache than last week. First off, there are multiple partial suspensions in place. As usual, there is no 1 train service south of 14 Street. Joining this perpetual shutdown, we have to deal with the suspension of service on the Dyre Ave line and the 7-line between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza. Finally, there are no L trains running east of Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

If there’s any consolation, there aren’t many other diversions in place this weekend. Besides a couple of express runs on the downtown C along Central Park West and the F on 6th Avenue proper, the only real diversion is on the F. Brooklyn-bound trains will run via the E-line from Roosevelt Av to Rockefeller Center.

Click on the link for the map.


Enjoy the weekend.

Halloween Weekend (10/31)

Good evening folks. With the holiday festivities and the NYC Marathon this weekend, there is a limited amount of construction-related diversions in place, with most taking place on Sunday away from the marathon-specific locations. The exception to the rule is the ever-present closure of the 1-line between 14 Street and South Ferry. Other than that, the only major disruptions in place are the suspension of the Rockaway Park shuttle and the L-line east of Myrtle Av along with the reroute of the A and C trains via the F-line between W 4 Street and Jay St and the local-only service on the E and F trains in Queens. For clarity’s sake, I’ve made two maps to show which service changes are in place depending on the day.

Saturday’s Map Sunday’s Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Oct. 24th

Hello folks. This weekend is a little better than last week, but there are some major disruptions in place. You’ll definitely notice if you’re riding on the 1, 3, A, E or F lines. Not only is the 1 truncated to 14 Street on the southern end, but there’s also no service north of 137 Street. Once again, the seemingly endless rehab work on the Livonia Ave elevated has knocked out the 3 and 4 lines between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Speaking of station rehabs, that’s also the reason why the A and F are cut back to Euclid Av and Kings Hwy respectively. Finally, regarding the E, trains are rerouted over the F-line in both directions between Jackson Heights and W 4 Street.

There are as usual, a few express and local runs scattered around. Check out the map for the details.

Updated Map

Have a nice weekend.

SUNDAY EDIT: 6 trains are running local in the Bronx. Map has been updated to reflect this change in service.

Weekend of Oct. 16th

Good evening. I’ll keep this brief. Most of the service changes in place last weekend are back in place. 1 trains are not running to South Ferry, the L is suspended between Myrtle Av and Canarsie and Fix and Fortify work has knocked out service for the Cranberry and 53rd Street tunnels. Also, there is no Staten Island Railroad service between Tompkinsville and St. George.

The map has all of the details.

Enjoy the weekend.

SUNDAY EDIT: Some service changes have been cancelled. Click on the link for the new map.

New Map