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16 Subway Lines Slated For Service Changes This Weekend

By Ben Fractenberg | June 9, 2016 2:42pm | Updated on July 21, 2017 4:14pm
 The F train is one of 16 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
The F train is one of 16 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
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MIDTOWN — It's another summer weekend coming up, which means lots of activities around the city, including Shakespeare in a spa near the Gowanus Canal. Here is your subway service change breakdown so you can plan your outings.   

SKIP TO YOUR LINE HERE: 1 Train2 Train; 3 Train; 4 Train; 5 Train; 6 TrainA Train; C Train; E trainD TrainF TrainJ Train; M Train; N Train; Q TrainR Train

1 Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between 137th Street and Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will run between 137th Street and 168th Street. The M3 and shuttle buses will provide service between 168th Street and 191st Street. The A will provide service near Dyckman and 207th streets and shuttle buses will run between 207th and 242nd streets. 

2 Train: Service will be suspended in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 5 trains will run to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College all weekend to provide alternate service. 4 and 5 trains will run local in Brooklyn and riders should use nearby stations for service from Clark and Hoyt streets. 

Trains will run between The Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34th Street and South Ferry. 

Service will also be suspended in both directions between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

3 Train: Service will be suspended in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 4 trains will provide alternate service to New Lots Avenue. 4 and 5 trains will run local in Brooklyn and riders should use nearby stations for service from Clark and Hoyt streets. 

Trains will run normally between 148th Street and 14th Street and will not stop at Park Place or Wall Street. 

4 Train: Service will run to and from New Lots Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, replacing the 3 train.  

5 Train: Trains will run to and from Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. to replace the 2 train. 

6 Train: Service will operate in two sections: between Pelham Bay Parkway and 125th Street and between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Uptown trains will run express from Third Avenue-138th Street to Hunts Point Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

A Train: Trains will run express in both directions between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and Canal Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

C Train: Trains will run express in both directions between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and Canal Street from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

E Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Jamaica Center and Forest Hills-71st Avenue from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Service will run between Forest Hills and World Trade Center. Free shuttle buses will provide service between Jamaica Center and Forest Hills. Trains will also run local in both directions in Queens.

D Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Trains will run between 59th Street and West Fourth Street over the C line and then F line to and from Second Avenue. Free shuttle buses will run between Grand Street and West Fourth Street, stopping at Broadway-Lafayette Street. 

For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn riders can take the N, Q or R train. 

Trains are skipping Prospect Avenue in both directions until the fall. Riders can use the nearby Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street station for alternate service.

Trains will run express in both directions between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 36th Street in Brooklyn from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Manhattan-bound trains will skip 182-183rd Streets from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

F Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Jamaica-179th Street and Forest Hills-71st Avenue from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Service will run between Forest Hills and Coney Island. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Forest Hills and Jamaica-179th Street. Trains will also run local in Queens. 

Until early 2018, Manhattan-bound trains will skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Parkway and Avenue I. 

For service to these stations, take a Manhattan-bound train to Kings Highway or 18th Avenue and transfer to a Coney Island-bound train.

For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-bound train to Kings Highway or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.

J Train: Manhattan-bound trains will skip 121st Street and 104th Street.  

For service to these stations, use the nearby 111th Street or Woodhaven Boulevard stations. Or take a Manhattan-bound train to 111th Street or Woodhaven Boulevard and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound train. 

For service from these stations, use the nearby 111th Street or Woodhaven Boulevard stations. Or take the Q56 bus and transfer to/from trains at the nearby 111th Street Station.

M Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue until Sept. 1. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service and trains will run between 71st Avenue in Queens and Myrtle Avenue and will then be rerouted over the J line in both directions from Myrtle to Broadway Junction.

N Train: Trains will run local in both directions between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street in Brooklyn from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Until the fall, trains will skip 53rd Street in both directions. Take the B37 or B63 to the 45th or 59th Street stops for N or R service.

Until the fall, trains will skip Prospect Avenue in both directions. For service to/from this stop, use the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street stop or 25th Street R stops via the B37 and B63 local buses. The N train stops at Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street and 25th Street late night.

Q Train: Coney Island-bound trains will run express from Kings Highway to Sheepshead Bay from 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

R Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Queens Plaza from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Trains will be suspended in both directions between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service. 

Until the fall, trains will skip 53rd Street and Bay Ridge Avenue both ways. Take the B9, B37 or B63 to nearby stops. N trains will stop at 45th Street late nights.

Until the fall, trains will also skip Prospect Avenue both ways. For service to/from Prospect Avenue, use the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street stop or 25th Street stop via the B37 and B63 local buses. N trains will stop at Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street and 25th Street during late-night hours only.