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17 Subway Lines Slated For Service Changes This Weekend

By Ben Fractenberg | June 9, 2016 2:42pm | Updated on May 26, 2017 8:51am
 The Q train is one of 17 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
The Q train is one of 17 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
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MIDTOWN — Eighteen subway lines are slated for service changes this holiday weekend as the MTA continues its work on stations, rails and signals while major disruptions continue to vex commuters. 

SKIP TO YOUR LINE HERE: 1 Train; 2 Train; 3 Train; 4 Train; 5 Train; 6 Train; 7 TrainA Train; C Train; E TrainF TrainJ Train; L TrainM Train; N Train; Q TrainR Train

1 Train: Downtown trains will run express from 72nd Street to Chambers Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

2 Train: Downtown trains will run express from 72nd Street to Chambers Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Monday and from 11:45 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

Uptown trains will run local from Chambers Street to 96th Street from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

3 Train: Trains will run to and from New Lots Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

Until later this spring, trains will skip Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and Junius Street both ways. Use free shuttle buses instead.

For service to/from Sutter, buses will run between Sutter and Crown Heights-Utica Avenue at all times. For service to/from Junius, they’ll run between Junius and Rockaway Avenue at all times.

Trains will run to and from New Lots Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, replacing the 4 in Brooklyn.

4 Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between New Lots Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Riders can take 2, 3, D, J, N, Q or R trains for alternate service. 3 trains will run all weekend to New Lots Avenue. 

Southbound trains will run local from Grand Central to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Uptown trains will run local from Brooklyn Bridge to 125th Street during the same time. 

Downtown trains will run express form 125th Street to Grand Central from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Monday and from 11:45 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

Trains will skip Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and Junius Street in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

To get to/from Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road, free shuttles will run between that stop and Crown Heights-Utica Avenue through the weekend.

To get to/from Junius Street, free shuttle buses will run between Junius Street and Rockaway Avenue.

5 Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service. 

Service will be suspended in both directions between Grand Central and Brooklyn Bridge-City hall from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Riders can take a 4 or 6 train for alternate service and an R train from 59th Street for nearby stations south of Brooklyn Bridge. 

6 Train: Downtown trains will run express from 125th Street to Grand Central from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

7 Train: Flushing-bound trains will run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th Street-Broadway from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. 

 A Train:Downtown trains will run express from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle 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: Downtown trains will run express from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

E Train: Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday. 

Manhattan-bound trains will skip Briarwood and 75th Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

F Train: Manhattan-bound trains will run skip Sutphin Boulevard, Briarwood and 75th Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

J Train: Until the summer, 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.

Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound trains will skip 104th Street and 121st Street from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Take a Q56 bus or a Z train instead. 

L Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Eight Avenue and Broadway Junction from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. A, F, J, M trains, the M14 and and shuttle buses will provide alternate service. 

Shuttle buses will run in three sections: 

►Between Broadway Junction and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues. 

►Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues and Lorimer Street 

►Between Lorimer Street and Marcy Avenue, where riders can connect with the J or M lines. 

M Train: Service will run in both directions between Metropolitan Avenue and Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and then over the Q line to and from 96th Street from 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday and from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday. 

N Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Ditmars Boulevard and Queensboro Plaza from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

Trains will be rerouted over the D line in both directions between Coney Island and 36th Street in Brooklyn from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses and R trains will provide alternate service. 

Trains will stop at 45th Street in Brooklyn in both directions from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Trains are skipping 53rd Street in Brooklyn in both directions until the fall. The B37 and B63 bus lines will provide alternate service. 

Q Train: Coney Island-bound trains will run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay from 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

R Train: Service will be suspended in both directions between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Service will operate in both directions 71st Avenue in Queens and 36th Street in Brooklyn and then be rerouted over the D line from 36th Street to Ninth Avenue. 

Late night R service will be suspended between Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Free shuttle buses and N trains will provide alternate service. 

Manhattan-bound trains will run express from 71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

Until the fall, trains will skip 53rd Street and Bay Ridge Avenue in both directions. The B9, B37 and B63 bus lines will provide alternate service.