Weekend of June 3rd


Good evening. You know the deal folks: 4 and 5 trains are running their “normal service” that we’ve seen for months. M trains still aren’t running to Metropolitan Av and J train service is suspended east of Crescent St. Adding to that list of suspensions, F trains are not running between Church Av and Stillwell Av, N train service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd, and there is a reduction in 4 train service in The Bronx. In regards to that last one, alternating 4 Bronx-bound trains will terminate at Burnside Av, running express north of 167 Street, much as they do after the weekday rush hours.

Besides the line suspensions, there are a slew of reroutes, including express-only downtown service along 7th Avenue and Manhattan-bound D train diverted to the N-line in Brooklyn. Check the map for the full list of service changes.

Reminder: Starting Monday morning, Prospect Av on the R-line will close for station renovations until late autumn.

Map: 06.03-06.05

Enjoy the weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 (05.27)

05.06Good afternoon. This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Unfortunately the subways will be a crap shoot for many riders this weekend. If you’re heading out to Coney Island, you’re in good shape. Anywhere else, not so much. 4 and 5 trains; you know the deal by now – no 4 trains in Brooklyn, no 5 trains pretty much anywhere useful. And they’re on a modified schedule so, not really an option. However, that’s not the biggest service disruption in place. Once again, L trains are not running beyond Broadway Junction. Expanded M train service and a flurry of shuttle buses will provide alternate service. Rounding up the list of suspensions, N train service is suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd while R trains are rerouted from 4th Avenue to the West End line south of 36 Street.

Be mindful of the other service changes in effect. Also, watch the bulletins as most service disruptions continue through either Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Map for 05.27-05.30

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 19th


Good afternoon. This weekend, there are a lot of shuttle bus replacements in effect. On the 5-line, they will run between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. In fact, on the subject of the 5 trains, service is completely suspended for the entire weekend. Returning back to the various line suspensions, shuttle buses will replace service in part on the D, G, J, M and N lines as well. There are also several express and local runs in place. For instance, all Manhattan-bound service along Queens Blvd is local-only, while most downtown service on the 7th Avenue line is express-only. Also, starting next week, the Manhattan-bound platforms between Avenue X and 18 Avenue will close for station renovations.

In a bit of good news, the Manhattan-bound along the Sea Beach N-line will reopen for service starting this Monday.

Map: 05.20-05.22

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 13th


Good evening. This weekend’s going to be a washout. Don’t add to your misery by waiting for trains that aren’t running. For starters, ongoing work on the Joralemon St tunnels will suspend service on the 4-line between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av and the 5-line south of Grand Central. Also returning this weekend are the shuttle buses for the 5 and M-lines along the Dyre Ave and Myrtle Ave lines respectively. Rounding out the list of suspensions, R trains are not running south of 36 Street in Brooklyn and G trains will not run beyond Bedford-Nostrand Avs. Be mindful of the express runs scattered about, especially along the numbered lines and in Queens.

Map: 05.13-05.15

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of May 6th

05.06Good evening. It’s going to be a busy weekend if you’re traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. First off, we have a return of the Canarsie shutdowns. This weekend, there will be no L train service between Broadway Junction and 8 Avenue. To compensate for that loss of service, full-length M trains will run into Manhattan during the daytime and evening hours. That isn’t the only service change to deal with though. As usual, 4 and 5 train service is impacted by work on the Joralemon St tunnels, with the former truncated to Brooklyn Bridge and the latter to Grand Central. Also returning this weekend are the suspensions of 5 train service between E 180 Street and Dyre Av, A service between Euclid Av and Howard Beach, and F train service south of Church Av.

Map: 05.06-05.08

Weekend of Apr. 29th

04.29Good morning. As I will likely be away from my computer for a good part of the day, this is going up now instead of later this evening. As such, there may be some necessary alterations to be made later this weekend.

With that said, here are this weekend’s major service disruptions. Shuttle buses are back in vogue with suspensions in place on the 5, A, J, M and R lines. On the 5 and M lines, these closures are the usual places along the Dyre Ave and Myrtle Ave lines respectively. J trains are not running between Crescent St and Jamaica Center during the daytime hours. In preparation of the station rehab at Bay Ridge Av, R train service between 36 Street and 95 Street will be replaced by local N trains and shuttle buses. Finally, along the A-line, service is suspended between Euclid Av and both Lefferts Blvd and Howard Beach. Local shuttle buses will make all stops from Euclid Av to Howard Beach via Lefferts Blvd while express buses run non-stop between the two terminals.

There are a few other service changes, like the persistent suspension of 4 train service between Brooklyn Bridge and Utica Av and outbound local-only service along Queens Blvd.

Map: 04.29-05.01

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Apr. 22nd

04.22Good evening. As you can tell from the screenshot, getting around Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will be interesting this weekend. For starters, we have a few recurring service changes, like the everlasting suspension of 4 train service in Brooklyn, the reroutes of A and C trains and absolutely no service along the Myrtle Ave line. In addition to those, E trains are still running via 6th Avenue and 5 trains will not run to Dyre Av. While on the subject of the 5 trains, there is an interesting service change this weekend affecting that line. On Saturday, service will be completely suspended with shuttle buses replacing service between E 180 Street and Dyre Av, along with 2 and local 4 trains picking up the slack along the rest of the route. On Sunday, service is back to its usual route (well for that line, that is), running between E 180 Street and Grand Central.

Check out the map for the rest of this weekend’s service changes

Map for 04.22-04.24