Weekend of May 2nd

Good afternoon everyone. It’s more of the same from last weekend: the 5 is still not running past E 180 St, there is no L train service between Lorimer St and 8 Avenue, and, the local and express runs in place on Queens Blvd remain in place from last weekend.

Moving past those service changes, 3 trains are rerouted to Flatbush Av with shuttle buses replacing normal service through New Lots Av. Manhattan-bound D trains are running on the N-line between Coney Island and 36 Street. Finally, there are a few express runs on the Lexington Ave and 7th Avenue lines with a local run on the southbound Central Park West line. Check out the map for the details.

Map

Reminder: Starting Monday, downtown 4 and 6 trains bypass 103 Street for station renovation. Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 24th

Good afternoon everyone. It’s another weekend with more of the same. The L trains are still not running between Lorimer St and 8 Avenue. There is once again, no 5 train service north of E 180 Street and A trains are not running to Lefferts Blvd, We’ve got a few other reroutes to contend with. Queens-bound F trains are running via the E-line from Rockefeller Center to Roosevelt Av. Speaking of Queens Blvd, this will be another weekend where service is mostly local along the line. Due to the aforementioned L-line closure, M train service is extended to 57 Street during the daytime and evening hours. Watch out for those express runs on the Lexington and 7th Ave lines. Check out the map for the details.

Before we get to the map, I have a bit of good news. After being closed for so long, both Buhre Av and Zerega Av will reopen Monday morning. However, downtown 4 and 6 trains will bypass 103 Street starting early next month.

Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 18th

Good afternoon everyone. You’re going to want to pay attention to this post because this weekend’s service diversions are a doozy. As you’re probably aware of by now, there will be no L train service between Lorimer St and 8th Avenue for the next five weekends. M train service will be extended to 57 St/6 Av during the daytime and evening hours to bridge the gap in service while shuttle buses provide intra-borough service. This weekend also marks the beginning of station rehabilitation on the Livonia Ave line in Brooklyn. To prepare for the full-time closure of Rockaway and Van Siclen Avs, there will be no service running between Utica Av and New Lots Av on the 3-line all weekend. That’s not all; 1 train service is suspended north of 96 St/Broadway while there will once again be no A trains running on the Lefferts Blvd branch.

Shifting gears slightly, we also have several route diversions in place as well. Per usual, D trains are running with the N in Brooklyn, this time Manhattan-bound. There are a couple of local and express runs on the Queens Blvd line, with Forest Hills and Jamaica-bound trains running express through the entire line in Queens. Also keep in mind the express runs on the Lexington Ave and Brighton lines.

Now that’s everything. Click on the link for the map.

Map

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 11th

Good afternoon everyone. It’s a light weekend in terms of construction work. Most of the work will cause express runs, the main one on the Flushing line. Main St-bound trains will run express through the entire line. More express runs are in place along 4th Ave in Brooklyn and 8th Ave in Manhattan. The other major service change is on the D line. Coney Island-bound trains are running via the N-line between 36 Street and Stillwell Av. The map has the details of these service changes, along with the few others not mentioned.

Map

Enjoy the weekend.

SATURDAY EDIT: Maintenance work on the Staten Island Railway at St. George has been cancelled for this weekend.

Weekend of April 4th

Good evening folks. Apologies for not having this up at the usual time, but prior engagements prevented me from having access to my computer. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at this weekend’s service changes. The biggest service disruptions are on the Broadway lines. N train service is suspended between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, while R trains are rerouted to 6th Ave/53rd St, following the D and M lines between Brooklyn and Queens. Because of that, N trains are running via Lower Manhattan and Q trains are running local. That means it will be a slow trip on any of those lines.

Moving away from that mess, we have a few other service changes to contend with. Manhattan-bound D trains are running via the Sea Beach line in Brooklyn. We’ve got our favorite local run on Queens Blvd as well as a few prominent express runs scattered around. In a bit of good news, for this weekend and the next, M train service is extended to the Chambers St J-line station during the daytime and evening hours. That offers a few more transfers for other lines, so there’s that. The map is linked below. As always, enjoy the weekend.

Map

Weekend of Mar. 27th

Another month has bit the dust, even if doesn’t exactly feel like it. Let’s dive right into this weekend’s service changes. Once again, the 7 is not running past Hunters Point Av and the A is suspended on the Lefferts Blvd branch. Also, we’re back to not having the 5 run on the Dyre Ave line. Finally, train service across the Williamburg Bridge is suspended during the daytime hours. J trains will run between Jamaica Center and Hewes St while the M will run only as a shuttle along the Myrtle Ave line. This weekend, there will not be a Manhattan J shuttle train between Essex St and Chambers St, so are going to want to plan your trip in advance, especially if you’re travelling between Lower Manhattan and the Jamaica elevated.

As usual, express/local runs are plenty, some normal, some not so much. The map has the details. Click on the link for it.

Updated Map

Enjoy the weekend.

SUNDAY EDIT: During the evening hours, M train service will be extended to the Chambers St J-line station.

Weekend of Mar. 21st

Well, it’s slightly later than usual, but not by much. This weekend is a bit similar to last weekend. There is still no 7 trains running west of Hunters Point Av. 1 train service is also reduced north of City College and A train service on the Lefferts branch is still suspended. You’re going to want to check out the map because there are quite a few express-only runs throughout the system. The link for said map is below. Enjoy the weekend.

Updated Map

Also, a reminder: the fare goes up on Sunday. Keep that in mind.

SUNDAY EDIT: F trains are running normally in Brooklyn. The map has been updated to reflect this change in service.