Weekend of Aug. 23rd

Good afternoon everyone. This weekend will be a light one in terms of service disruptions. Most lines will maintain normal service. That is not to say it will be easy going for everyone. There are several service changes in place along the Broadway line. N train service is split with no service between Queensboro Plaza and Lexington Av. Q trains are not running north of Times Square and the R trains are running via 63rd Street, making F-line stops.

Besides the 60th Street tube closure, we have a few other service changes in effect. It’ll once again be slow-going along Queens Blvd as all service is local. Coney Island-bound D trains run via the N-line from 36 St to Stillwell Av. Finally, we have a one-day disruption that has uptown A and C trains running via the Rutgers tubes.

There’s also an express run on the uptown 6 between Hunts Point Av and Parkchester and because of that, some uptown trains are terminating at 3 Av. That’s pretty much it, so check out the map for the details. Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of May 10th

Good afternoon everyone. We’re going to jump right into this one. Work on the Brooklyn numbered lines continues from last week. There will be no service on the 2-line between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av. Service on the 3 and 4-lines between Franklin Av and New Lots Av is also suspended. Shuttle buses will replace train service along both lines. We also have line suspensions on the Jamaica elevated and the Myrtle Avenue line. M-trains will not be running for the entire weekend while J-train service is suspended between Marcy Av and Broadway Junction.

Rounding out this weekend’s service disruptions, E and F trains are running local along the entire stretch of Queens Blvd and 4 and 5 trains run local in both directions north of Grand Central. Queens-bound F-trains are running via the E-line between Rockefeller Center and Roosevelt Av.

Finally, a few things you should be aware of. If you have to use the 7-line this weekend, service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq will be suspended early Sunday morning. Also, starting Monday, Far Rockaway and Lefferts Blvd-bound A trains will bypass 88 St and 104 St for station rehabilitation. Speaking of the A-line, FASTRACK will once again hit the Fulton Street line in Brooklyn, suspending A-line service between Jay St and Broadway Junction during the overnight hours.

I think that’s it for now. The map has all the details of this weekend’s disruptions.


Weekend of Apr. 26th (14 Lines, SIRR Affected)

Good evening everyone. Once again, it’s Friday, the last Friday of the month in fact. And that means weekend work on the rails. Work on the Fulton St and Jamaica lines continue from last week (the last continuous weekend of this particular work). Shuttle buses are replacing train service between Jay St and Utica Av on the A-line while Queens-bound J trains are once again running express from Marcy Av to Broadway Junction. We’ve also got the return of Queens Blvd work. All Queens-bound trains are running express from Queens Plaza all the way through the line.

Moving along, E and F trains are doing the do-si-do between 53rd Street and 63rd Street. All Manhattan-bound trains are running via 63rd Street (E-trains also run via 6th Avenue) while Queens-bound trains are on 53rd Street. If you’re using the 6-line, be aware that every other train bound for the Bronx will terminate at 3 Av-138 St. Also of note is a late addition. During the daytime hours, N train service between 86 St-Gravesend and Coney Island will be replaced by shuttle buses.

Check out the map for all the details, and as always, enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of Mar 25th

Good evening and happy Friday. It’s another busy weekend on the rails folks. The 7 still isn’t running to Manhattan, but we all know about that, so let’s just move past that one, shall we? The 1-line is suspended and replaced by various shuttle buses north of 96 St, as is the 5 north of E 180 St. A-line service to Far Rockaway is rerouted to Rockaway Park with buses running to Mott Av instead.

In other service changes-related news, Coney Island-bound D trains are running over the N line after 36 St. Queens-bound F trains run via the Cranberry tubes. There are a couple of express runs in place, such as the one on the uptown 6 trains between Grand Central and 125 St & on the Queens-bound J from Marcy Av to Broadway Junction as well as a couple of local runs scattered about. Click on the link for the map. Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of March 23rd

Since I’m a bit pressed for time at the moment, let’s run through this shall we? First off, this is the last weekend of the continuous 7 line shutdowns between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq. That doesn’t mean the line won’t be truncated periodically in the future. Also this weekend, in preparation of the old South Ferry station reopening next month, the 1 is truncated to 14 St with the 2 and 3 running local south of 34 St-Penn Station. The 2 is once again split between the Bronx and Manhattan, which means the 5 is also split. Rounding out the subway short-turns, the J is terminating at Crescent St this weekend as well.

There are also several reroutes and express runs on various lines in Manhattan and the R in Queens. The map has all the details. Also, reminding everyone, next week is the Lexington Avenue FASTRACK, which shuts down all local stations between 125 St and Grand Central. Plan accordingly.


Weekend of Feb 2

Once again, apologies for the delays in posting. For this weekend, we have more of the same, along with some new additions. The 5 is still stuck in the Bronx, the 7 in Queens. The 4 is running local in Manhattan north of Grand Central. Also, Coney Island-bound F trains are running express between Jay St and Church Av (the G is truncated to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts). Brooklyn-bound A and C trains are running via the F line between West 4 St and Jay St and the J trains are being replaced by buses from Crescent St through Jamaica-Van Wyck on the E line. That’s just some of the major changes; the map below has all of them. Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of Jan 19

Well it’s Friday again and damn is it a cold one or what? Let’s jump right into it, shall we? First off, let’s start with some post-Sandy updates. First and foremost, there has been some news about South Ferry that has come out recently and unfortunately, it doesn’t look good. The MTA is projecting a three-year closure of the new station because of the severity of the damage sustained from the surging salt water. I hope that timetable can be improved, but it doesn’t look good. Secondly, while this doesn’t affect the weekend service, the weekday service for the H Rockaways shuttle will change starting Monday. Instead of service ending after midnight each night, that will only happen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Mondays, service will begin between 4 & 4:30 AM and end around 9:30 PM. Tuesdays through Thursdays, service will begin around 5 AM. Trains will stop running the same time as it will on Mondays.

With that out of the way, let’s get to this weekend’s disruptions. Highlighting the service changes for the week are the lack of 5 train service at all, no 7 trains running west of Queensboro Plaza and the shutdown of the Livonia line again. And that’s not even half of the disruptions. Queens-bound F trains are running express in Brooklyn and via 53rd Street in Manhattan. There are no G trains running south of Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Bronx-bound 4 trains are running express between 125 St and Burnside Av. The map below has all the details, as well as some service changes not listed above.