14 Subway Lines Will Have Disruptions Over July 4th Holiday Weekend
NEW YORK CITY — Brace yourself for some subway changes over the long holiday weekend, as 15 subway lines undergo re-routings, skipped stops, or complete suspension.
The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, E, F, G, J, N, Q, and R lines will undergo work as part of the Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining the city’s tracks, stations and signal systems.
“Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time,” the MTA said.
Here is a list of the weekend’s service changes:
From midnight Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown 2 trains will run local from 96th Street to Chambers Street, as will uptown 2 trains from 14th Street to 96th Street. The change is due to replacement work at the 34th Street-Penn station compressor plant.
The 3 train will be suspended will be suspended Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Commuters can take the 2 train and free shuttle buses to 135th and 148th Streets. During the daytime, they will run local same as the 2 train.
The Woodlawn-bound 4 trains will skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse station from Friday night at 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday morning.
The Dyre Avenue-bound 5 trains will skip the 138th Street-Grand Concourse station Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday.
Main Street-bound 7 trains will run express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point from Friday night to Monday morning.
Queens bound A trains will run local from Columbus Circle to West 4th Street and will then be rerouted via the F line to Jay Street to asbestos abatement south of Chamber Street.
Brooklyn bound C trains will also be rerouted from West 4th Street to Jay Street-Metro Tech because of the asbestos abatement. The reroute was scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and continue until Sunday.
Downtown E trains will run express from Penn-Station to Canal Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Coney Island bound F trains will be rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Streets from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of work on the Second Avenue Subway Project.
Also on the F, the Jamaica bound trains will run express from West 4th Street to Herald Square from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 8, G train service will not run between Court Square and Nassau Avenue. There will be no stops at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square. Customers can take a free shuttle bus via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square or via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L and Court Square.
From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 7, Jamaica Center-bound J trains run express from Myrtle Avenue to Broadway Junction due to track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.
N trains will be rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. N trains will bypass City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-Metro Tech.
Manhattan bound Q trains will run express from Sheepshead Bay Kings Highway starting at 10:45 p.m. They will also run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 8, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to station rehabilitation at Parkside Avenue, Beverly Road and Cortelyou Road.
From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, R trains are rerouted via the Q line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to work in the Montague tube. R trains will not stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street or Jay Street-Metro Tech. Customers are encouraged to use the 4 at nearby stations.