Weekend Shutdowns to Hit 2, 3 and 4 Trains in Brooklyn Through Memorial Day
CROWN HEIGHTS — Repairs on three train lines will suspend weekend service on the 2, 3 and 4 lines across much of Brooklyn starting this Friday and running through the end of May, according to the MTA.
The service change will affect trains running through Crown Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville and East New York starting at 11:30 p.m. Friday night, the MTA said.
The 2 train will be out between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. The 3 and 4 trains will not run between Atlantic Terminal and New Lots Avenue. Normal service will not resume each weekend of the outage until 5 a.m. Monday.
For those spending Memorial Day in the city, make note that those trains will be out for the holiday as well — repairs extend to Tuesday morning that weekend.
Shuttle buses will run along the affected lines during the service suspension, the MTA said in a statement, which includes an apology to straphangers.
“We realize this will be an inconvenience to our customers,” said MTA Senior Vice President Joseph Leader, “however this work is vital to improve the reliability of service along the 2, 3, 4 lines.”
According to the MTA, repairs include replacing track near the President Street station, fixing parts of elevated track in East New York and replacing switches along Eastern Parkway.
“The bulk of this work is being done on weekends to avoid setting up a ‘slow speed,’ which normally would require a reduction in rush-hour service,” Leader said.
The last weekend of the outage will be May 30 to June 2.