New Year’s Weekend

Good evening. As we close out another year, we look to new beginnings. As everyone likely knows, Sunday marks the start of subway service along 2nd Avenue after many years of false starts and many, many delays. Before we get to that, we have to deal with the usual nonsense of subway diversions. As it is New Year’s Eve, there aren’t many service changes in place. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all light work. N train service is┬ásuspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square. Also, all N trains will run express in Manhattan in both directions.

Most of the other service changes are related to NYE celebrations, but for the remaining ones, the map has the details.

Map for 2016.12.31

Map for 2017.01.01

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Dec. 17th

Good evening. Originally, there were going to be a couple more service changes than last weekend, but the forecast of a mix of snow and rain throughout most of the weekend means that once again, we have more of the same service changes in effect as previous ones. The 5 still isn’t running on the Dyre Ave line. There is still no Broadway service in Lower Manhattan as N and R trains run across the Manhattan Bridge. Returning this weekend is the suspension of A train service to/from Lefferts Blvd. The other service reroutes, like the one where F trains run via the E-line, or the one that has Manhattan-bound J and M trains running express, are here as well. The map has the details.

Map for 12.17-12.19

As next weekend is Christmas, there will be no post with the list of service changes. Of course, since next weekend is Christmas, that means there will not be any service changes in the first place. The usual weekend map is available at the link on the top of this page.

Enjoy the weekend and happy holidays.

Weekend of Dec. 10th

Good evening. This weekend, we have more of the same. The 5 is still not running between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. There is no N or R train service via Lower Manhattan. Adding to these major service changes, shuttle buses replace F trains between Church Av and Coney Island.

For the full list of service changes, see the map below.

Map for 12.10-12.12
Not shown on this map, E train service is split at Union Tpke on Sunday morning and Staten Island Railway service is cut back to Tompkinsville.

That is all. Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Dec. 3rd

Good evening. As we approach the holiday season, the amount of weekend work usually shrinks to a somewhat more manageable level. While there are less disruptions in place this weekend, the ones that remain are still annoying. Broadway service via Lower Manhattan is still suspended with N and R trains running across the Manhattan Bridge in both directions. Speaking of suspensions, there is once again no 5 train service between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. A trains are also not running along the Lefferts Blvd branch.

In terms of other service changes, Queens-bound F trains are running via the E-line between Rockefeller Center and Jackson Heights. There are also a few express runs, most prominently along 4th Avenue, where outbound N and R trains run express between Atlantic Av and 59 Street. During the overnight hours, R shuttle trains, shortened back to Atlantic Av will run express as well.

Map for 12.03-12.05

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 Nov. 19th

Good evening. It’s another return of the repeats. 4 trains are not running in Brooklyn. 5 train service is shortened on both ends, with service operating only between E 180 Street and Grand Central. While the 3 trains have been extended into Brooklyn during the overnight hours, service only operates to Utica Av due to work along the Livonia Line. Once again, 7 train service is split on Sunday. Finally, there are no F trains running beyond Church Av.

For the full list of service changes, check out the map.

Map for 11.19-11.21
Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Nov. 12th

Good evening. I’ll keep this brief as many of this weekend’s service changes are carried over from last weekend. It’s also relatively quiet this weekend. The 4 is still not running beyond the Brooklyn Bridge station. 5 trains are only operating between E 180 Street and Grand Central. Finally, 1 train service is truncated to 14 Street.

Wrapping this up, shuttle buses replace F trains between Church Av and Coney Island. On Sunday, 7 trains will no run between Queensboro Plaza and Hunters Point Av. For the full list of service changes, check out the map below.

Map for 11.12-11.14

Enjoy the weekend.