Service Changes Planned For 12 Subway Lines This Weekend

By Trevor Kapp on July 25, 2014 3:10pm | Updated on July 25, 2014 7:40pm

 The E is one of 12 subway lines that will be impacted by construction this weekend.
The E is one of 12 subway lines that will be impacted by construction this weekend.
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MIDTOWN — Service changes are set to affect 12 subway lines Friday night through Monday morning as the MTA continues widespread maintenance and construction.

2 Line: From 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, 2s will run in two sections: between 241st Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse with Manhattan-bound 2s running express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-149th Street; and between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Flatbush Avenue. These changes are due to track panel installation south of Prospect Avenue and overcoat painting south of Jackson Avenue.

4 Line: From 11 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, and from 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn-bound 4s will run local from 125th Street to Grand Central due to cable work.

5 Line: From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 5s are suspended between East 180th Street and Bowling Green because of track panel installation south of Prospect Avenue and overcoat painting south of Jackson Avenue. 5s will operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street.

6 Line: Until February 2015, 6s are skipping Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue in both directions because of station work. For service to/from Zerega, use the Bx4 or shuttle to connect between Zerega Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue. Free transfer is available with a MetroCard. For service to/from Buhre Avenue, use the Bx8, Bx24 or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Avenue and Middletown Road. Free transfer will also be available.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound 6s will run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work at Buhre Avenue and Zerega Avenue and platform edge and canopy work at Pelham Bay Park.

From 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 6s will run every 14 minutes between Pelham Bay Park and Parkchester. The last stop for some trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is Parkchester.

7 Line: From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound 7s will run express from Citi Field to 74th Street-Broadway on the Flushing line.

A Line: Until September, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains will skip 88th Street, and Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains will skip 104th Street due to station improvements at 88th Street and 104th Street.

For service to 88th Street, take the A to Rockaway Boulevard and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A. For service from 88th Street, take a Brooklyn-bound A to 80th Street and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Boulevard-bound A.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, As are suspended in both directions between Ozone Park-Lefferts Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard because of station rehab work at the 88th Street and 104th Street stations. Howard Beach/Far Rockaway-bound As will skip 88th Street. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service via 80th Street.

E Line: From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Es will run local in Queens due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike and track tie renewal at 65th Street.

F Line: From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Fs will run local in Queens due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike and track tie renewal at 65th Street.

G Line: Beginning at 10:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. on Sept. 2, Gs are suspended between Court Square and Nassau Avenue because of Sandy-related work. Transfer is available at the Broadway G stop and Lorimer Street J and M stops. Free shuttle buses will be available along two routes: via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Court Square, stopping at Greenpoint Avenue and 21st Street; and via McGuinness Boulevard between Lorimer Street and Court Square, stopping near G stations at Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint Avenue and 21st Street.

N Line: From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Ns are suspended between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza because of extensive work.

Q Line: From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Qs will run local in Queens due to work in the 60th Street tube and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza.

R Line: From 5:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Rs will be rerouted on the D and M lines in both direction: via the D line between DeKalb Avenue and Broadway-Lafayette Street and via the M line between Broadway-Lafayette and Queens Plaza.

Until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street and Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Late night Ns and weekend Rs are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

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