Weekend of Nov. 11th

11.11.PNGGood morning. Here are this weekend’s major service changes in effect:

  • 4 – Service is local only in both directions in Manhattan
    • Service also runs at reduced intervals between 125 St and Woodlawn
  • 5 – Service is local only in both directions between 125 St and Grand Central
  • 7 – Service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and 34 St-Hudson Yards
  • A D – Service is local only in both directions along Central Park West
  • J – Service is suspended between Hewes St and Broad St
  • M – All service beyond the Myrtle Ave shuttle is suspended
  • Q – No service between Brighton Beach and Coney Island
  • R – All service runs via 63rd Street

Service Map

Enjoy the weekend


Weekend of Feb. 25th

Good evening. While it may not feel like February outside, it’s still technically winter, which means we have a slew of service changes to deal with. First and foremost, D and F train service remains rerouted over the A/F and Q/D lines respectively. For those wondering, this is the last weekend of this major service change.

Of course, this is not the only service disruption to contend with. This weekend, 1 train service is completely suspended. 2 and 3 trains will run mostly local to compensate, but service south of Times Square will be dicey with the northbound local track out of service through Chambers St. 4 trains are not running in Brooklyn once again, but at this point, is it really that surprising. Naturally, with the 4 truncated to Brooklyn Bridge, 5 trains are not running past Grand Central. Finally, shuttle buses are replacing the Staten Island Railway between Tompkinsville and St. George. This is the last weekend for this service change as well.

Wrapping up the list of service changes, N trains are running their late-night route via Whitehall St, making all stops in Brooklyn all weekend. Also, be mindful of the one-directional express-only service on Queens Blvd, this time towards Forest Hills and Jamaica.

Map for 02.25-02.27

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Nov. 26th

Good evening. It’s a relatively light weekend due to the holiday, but there are still a few service changes you should be mindful of. This weekend starts a month-long closure of the Montague Tubes. That means weekend and late night N and R service will be rerouted across the Manhattan Bridge. It will also cut back the recently extended late night R shuttle from Whitehall St to Atlantic Av.

Also in place this weekend is the return of the split-service 2-line. Mainline service will run to/from Dyre Av while a shuttle will run between 241 Street and E 180 Street. There are several express runs in place as well, most prominently along the Brighton, Queens Blvd and 8th Avenue lines.

Map for 11.26-11.28

Enjoy the weekend and remember: don’t overdo it on the leftovers.

Weekend of Feb. 6th

Good evening folks. It’s more of the same on the rails this weekend. Q trains are still barely running, operating only between Kings Highway and Stillwell Av. Service on the Williamsburg Bridge is still suspended and “Fix and Fortify” work once again affects service on the A, C and E lines.

Adding to that list, 1 train service is cut back to 14 Street again. Watch out for the myriad of express and local stretches, especially along Queens Blvd and the Lexington Ave line. Check out the map for the details.

Map for 02.06-02.08

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Sept. 19th

Good evening folks. This weekend will be rough for a lot of riders, especially for those on the west side. 1 train service is completely suspended through the entire line. 2 and 3 trains will run local to compensate along with shuttle buses on both ends of the line. Speaking of suspensions, there will be no 5 trains running between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. Finally, there will be a reduction of 6 train service in the Bronx.

In terms of other service changes, D and N trains are doing that flip-flop thing again. All Coney Island-bound trains are running on the Sea Beach line while Manhattan-bound trains are routed to the West End. There are also several express runs throughout the system, specifically on the Culver, Brighton and Lexington Ave lines.

Check out the map for the details.


Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 30th

Good afternoon everyone. Here are the major disruptions in place this weekend. There will be no 1 trains running north of 96 Street. The usual shuttle bus arrangement is in place and everyone should be familiar with that. Service along the Williamsburg Bridge is once again suspended. However, instead of an all weekend closure, this service change is only in effect on Saturday during the daytime hours.

This is also another weekend where there will be no A trains running on the Lefferts Blvd branch. As you’re probably aware, the Rockaways/Lefferts Blvd-bound platform at Rockaway Blvd reopened earlier this afternoon, which means the other platform will close for station rehabilitation.

Wrapping up the rest of this weekend’s mess, E trains are running on the F-line between W 4 St and 2 Av, the last stop. The D/N flip-flop is once again in effect. Coney Island-bound trains run via Sea Beach while Manhattan-bound trains run on the West End line. There are a few express runs in place as well, scattered around as usual. Click on the link for the map.


Also, as a post-script, I’m aware there have been a couple of comments regarding single-track service changes. I don’t include them because I don’t really consider them service changes. The trains are not being rerouted to another line or the express/local tracks. My apologies if that inconveniences anyone.

Enjoy the weekend.

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.