Subway Delays Expected Over Weekend as MTA Resumes Construction

By Sonja Sharp on January 6, 2012 1:52pm 

Taking the Subway this weekend? A slew of service changes on 17 lines might make the trip less pleasant.
Taking the Subway this weekend? A slew of service changes on 17 lines might make the trip less pleasant.
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MANHATTAN — Straphangers who enjoyed a break in subway delays during the holidays will be given a harsh dose of reality this weekend when the MTA gets back to repairing the rails.

In the first full weekend of the year, the authority will resume construction work delayed since December on 17 subway lines beginning Friday, including significant disruptions in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.

Riders trying to reach Brooklyn will be especially hard-hit. The No. 3 train won't run below 34th Street in either direction, while the Q stops will only serve riders below Prospect Park.

Q riders in Manhattan can expect problems on alternate routes via the N or the R, both of which are skipping stops in Chelsea and SoHo. And No. 3 train riders taking the No. 2 or the No. 4 will still face delays, with trains running on the local tracks through part of Manhattan, skipping stations uptown and below 14th Street on the downtown line. 

The No. 6 train will also be bypassing stops below Union Square. 

Other service changes affecting Manhattan

• The C train will skip 50th Street, 23 and Spring Street.

• E trains will run on the F line above West 4th Street.

• Southbound F trains will run on the A line below West 4th Street. 

 Check out the MTA's website for a full list of service changes and alternate routes. 

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