Construction Disrupts 14 Subway Lines This Weekend

By Julie Shapiro on September 12, 2013 5:25pm 

 Trains will be suspended on 14 subway lines, including the 1.
Trains will be suspended on 14 subway lines, including the 1.
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NEW YORK — Construction and post-Hurricane Sandy repairs will disrupt trains on 14 subway lines this weekend.

Scheduled work includes a state Department of Transportation inspection of the Manhattan Bridge, which will force D trains to be rerouted, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The L train will also be disrupted, with trains split into two sections because of construction at the Graham Avenue station.

Here's a breakdown of the changes by line:

1 Train: There will be no 1 train service between 14th Street and South Ferry from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will run between Chambers Street and South Ferry. The 1 train will run express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street, except for the Downtown 1 train that will run local between those stations overnight.

2 Train: Trains on the 2 line will run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday,

3 Train: Trains on the 3 line will run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street from 6:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

4 Train: Trains on the 4 line will run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge from midnight Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday.

5 Train: Trains on the 5 line will run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. During the same time period, 5 trains will run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green because of signal work.

6 Train: Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains will run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, because of rail work.

D Train: D trains will not run between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Herald Square from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of the state Department of Transportation's inspection of the Manhattan Bridge. Customers are advised to take the F, N, Q, R or special shuttle train instead.

The D train will operate in three sections: between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center; between 34th Street-Herald Square and 205th Street; and as a special shuttle train running every 20 minutes between Grand Street and West 4th Street, stopping at Broadway-Lafayette.

E Train: E trains will be rerouted over the F line in both directions between Roosevelt Avenue and West 4th Street from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to allow for a post-Hurricane Sandy survey of the 53rd Street tunnel under the East River. Free shuttle buses will run between Court Square-23rd Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.

F Train: Coney Island-bound F trains will run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

G Train: G trains will not run between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Customers can take the F instead, connecting via the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Jay Street-MetroTech.

G service will operate in two sections: between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand, and every 20 minutes between Bedford-Nostrand and Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

L Train: There will be no L train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, because of construction at the Graham Avenue station. L trains will operate in two sections: between Eighth Avenue and Lorimer Street, and between Myrtle-Wyckoff and Rockaway Parkway. Free shuttle buses will run between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff.

N Train: N trains will run local in both directions between Dekalb Avenue and 59th Street in Brooklyn from midnight Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Also, because of Hurricane Sandy-related repairs, there are no N trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan until October 2014. Late-night N service is rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

Q Train: Manhattan-bound Q trains will run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Highway from 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track work. Also, the Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed until December of this year.

R Train: There will be no R train service between 59th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn from midnight to 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from midnight to 5 a.m. Monday. Customers should take the N instead. R trains will run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 59th Street in Brooklyn.

Also, because of Hurricane Sandy-related repairs, there are no R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan until October 2014. Weekend R service is rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

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