13 Subway Lines Slated for Service Changes This Weekend
NEW YORK CITY — Services changes are slated to affect 13 subway lines across the city this weekend, most of them scheduled to happen from Friday until Monday. Service will be disrupted on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, D, E ,F, G, N, Q and R lines as the MTA operates maintenance works and upgrades on these tracks.
Here’s your weekend subway breakdown by line:
2 line: The pre-West Indian Day Parade, J'Ouvert, kicks off before dawn Monday morning, prompting the 2 trains to skip Church Avenue in both directions starting at 11 p.m. on Sunday and until 5 a.m. on Monday. Trains will skip the Eastern Parkway station from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday in both directions due to The West Indian-American Day Parade. The parade will also prompt 2 trains to run local in both directions between 96 Street and Times Square-42 Street starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, until 5 a.m. on Monday.
3 line: 3 trains service will be extended to 34 Street-Penn Station on Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and on Monday from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.
3 trains will run local in both directions between 96 Street and Times Square-42 Street starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, until 5 a.m. on Monday. Trains will skip the Eastern Parkway station from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday in both directions due to The West Indian-American Day Parade.
4 line: New Lots Avenue-bound 4 trains will run express from 14 St-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall on Friday from 11:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday and then from 11:45 p.m. on Sunday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday.
New Lots Avenue-bound 4 trains will run local from 125 Street to Grand Central-42 Street starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday and until 6 a.m. on Sunday and then from 11 p.m. on Sunday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
On Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. and through 6 p.m. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn due to the The West Indian-American Day Parade. 4 trains will also skip the Eastern Parkway station from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday in both directions due to the parade.
5 line: 5 trains are suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and E 180 Street starting at 11.45 p.m. Friday and until Tuesday. Free shuttle buses will run all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and E 180 Street, stopping at Baychester Avenue, Gun Hill Road, Pelham Parkway, and Morris Park.
6 line: 6 trains are skipping Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue until February 2015.
For service to and from Zerega Avenue: Bx4 or shuttle buses will make the connection between Zerega Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue. A free transfer is available with a MetroCard.
For service to and from Buhre Avenue: use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Avenue and Middletown Road. A free transfer is available with MetroCard.
From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains will run express from 14 St-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
Beginning at 11:45 p.m. on Friday and until 4 a.m.on Tuesday, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester.
6 trains will run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park starting at 7:30 a.m. and until 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday. The last stop for some 6 trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park will be 3 Av-138 Street.
A line: Queens-bound A trains will run local from 168 Street to 59 Street-Columbus Circle from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
Far Rockaway/Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains are skipping 88 Street until September and Lefferts Boulevard-bound A trains are skipping 104 St.
For service to 88 Street: take the A to Rockaway Boulevard and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.
For service From 88 Street: take a Brooklyn-bound A to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Boulevard-bound A.
For service to 104 Street: take the Lefferts Boulevard-bound A to Lefferts Boulevard and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A train.
For service from 104 Street: take the Q112 bus or, take the A to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Boulevard-bound A train.
D line: Coney Island- Stillwell Avenue-bound D trains will run local from 145 Street to 59 Street-Columbus Circle starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.
E line: From 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, E trains will operate in two sections:
Between World Trade Center and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike, and via the F line to/from Jamaica-179 Street.
Between Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
Trains to/from Jamaica Center will run every 16 minutes during days and evenings.
F line: Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue-bound F trains will be rerouted on the M line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47-50 Streets-Rock Center, starting Friday at 11.15 p.m until Monday at 5 a.m.
G line: At all times and until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, G trains will be suspended between Long Island City-Court Square and Nassau Avenue. You can transfer with a MetroCard between the Broadway G station and Lorimer Street JM stations.
Free shuttle buses will be available along two routes:
- Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Court Square, stopping at Greenpoint Avenue and 21 Street.
- Via McGuinness Boulevard between Lorimer Street L and Court Square, stopping near G stations at Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint Avenue, and 21 Street.
Q line: Coney Island-bound Q trains will run express from Kings Highway to Sheepshead Bay from 11:45 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
N and R lines: There will be no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan until October 2014. There will be no N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
Late night N and weekend R service will be rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is not affected.