Service Changes Will Hit 13 Subway Lines This Weekend

By Trevor Kapp on August 8, 2014 1:35pm 

 The C train is one of 13 lines scheduled to undergo service changes this weekend.
The C train is one of 13 lines scheduled to undergo service changes this weekend.
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MIDTOWN — Services changes are scheduled for 13 subway lines this weekend as the MTA works on upgrades and repairs.

Here’s a breakdown of the changes by line:

2 Line: From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2 trains will run in two segments: between 241st Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, with southbound 2 trains running express from East 180th Street to 3rd Avenue-149th Street; and between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Flatbush Avenue. This is because of track panel installation near Jackson Avenue and Prospect 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 4 trains will run local from 125th Street to Grand Central.

5 Line: From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 5 trains will be suspended between East 180th Street and Bowling Green because of track panel installation near Jackson Avenue and Prospect Avenue. Shuttle 5 trains will operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street all weekend.

6 Line: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday until February of next year, 6 trains will skip Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue in both directions because of station rehab work.

For service to/from Zerega Avenue, use the Bx4 bus or shuttle buses. For service to/from Buhre Avenue, use the Bx8, Bx24 or shuttle buses. Free transfer is available with a MetroCard.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains will run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester because of station rehabilitation work at Buhre Avenue and Zerega Avenue.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday, Bronx-bound 6 trains will run express from Union Square to Grand Central due to station rehab work at 23rd Street.

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, Manhattan-bound 6 trains will run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station rehab work at Buhre Avenue and Zerega Avenue.

7 Line: From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound 7 trains will run express from Citi Field to 74th Street-Broadway for signal tests and panel installation north of Citi Field.

A Line: Until September, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains skip 88th Street, and Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains skip 104th Street because of station work 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.

For service to 104th Street, take the Lefferts Boulevard-bound A to Lefferts Boulevard and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A. From 104th Street, take the Q112 bus or take the A to Rockaway Boulevard and transfer to a Lefferts Boulevard-bound A.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Queens-bound A trains will run local between 168th Street and West 4th Street and will then be rerouted via the F from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech because of rail installation north of 59th Street and electrical installation at Fulton Street.

C Line: From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Brooklyn-bound C trains will be rerouted via the F from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to electrical installation at Fulton Street.

D Line: From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, Brooklyn-bound D trains will run local from 145th Street to Columbus Circle because of rail installation north of 59th Street.

E Line: From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, World Trade Center-bound E trains will run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Canal Street.

F Line: From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Brooklyn-bound F trains will be rerouted via the M from Rockefeller Center to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue due to Second Avenue Subway construction work.

G Line: Until Sept. 2 at 5 a.m., G trains are suspended between Long Island City-Court Square and Nassau Avenue because of Hurricane Sandy-related work on the Greenpoint tube. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service 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.

R Line: From 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, R trains will be extended to Jamaica-179th Street because of lead switch reconstruction.

N Line: At all times until October, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Late-night N trains and weekend R trains are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

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