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17 Subway Lines Slated For Service Changes This Weekend

By Ben Fractenberg | June 9, 2016 2:42pm | Updated on September 22, 2017 4:09pm
 The E is one of 17 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
The E is one of 17 subway lines slated for service changes this weekend.
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MIDTOWN — Service on 17 subway lines will be affected this weekend by work on signals, rails and stations. Here’s the breakdown.

SKIP TO YOUR TRAIN HERE: 1 Train2 Train; 3 Train; 4 Train; 5 Train; 6 TrainA Train; C Train; E Train; D TrainF Train; M TrainJ Train; L TrainN Train; Q TrainR Train

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

2 Train and 3 Trains: Service will be suspended in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

4 service will be extended to New Lots Avenue to replace the 3. 5 service will be extended to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College to replace the 2. 4 and 5 trains will run local in Brooklyn. Service will not be available at the Clark Street and Hoyt Street stops. Use Borough Hall and the Nevins Street 4 and 5 instead. Transfer at Barclays Center for the N, Q and R train for service to Manhattan.

In Manhattan, Downtown 2 and 3 trains will be rerouted. 2 trains will run between The Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry. 3 service will run between Harlem-148th Street and 14th Street. Service will not be available at Park Place or Wall Street. Use the Brooklyn Bridge or Wall Street 4 and 5 stops as alternatives.

A free out-of-system transfer will be available between the South Ferry 1 and 2 and Bowling Green 4 and 5. Transfer between the South Ferry 1 and 2 and R.

2 trains will be suspended in both directions between Wakefield-241st Street and East 180th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 2 trains will operate between South Ferry and Eastchester-Dyre Avenue. Free shuttle buses will run between Wakefield and Gun HIll Road, where they will connect with the 5 Train. 

Uptown 2 trains will run express from Third Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. 

4 Train: Service will be extended to New Lots Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Trains will also run local in Brooklyn to replace 2 and 3 service.

5 Train: Trains will run between Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College and Gun Hill Road from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will run between Wakefield-241st Street and Gun Hill Road.

Uptown 5 trains will run express from Third Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. 

6 Train: Downtown trains will run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester from 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 

A Train: Downtown trains will run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Downtown trains will also run express from 125th to 59th Sreet from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

C Train: Downtown trains will run express from 59th Street to Canal Street from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. 

E Train: Service will be rerouted over the F line in both directions between 21st Street-Queensbridge and West 4th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will connect Court Square, 21st and Queens Plaza. 

Manhattan-bound trains will run local from 71st Avenue to 21st Street from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

D Train: Until the fall, D trains will skip Prospect Avenue both ways. For service to/from this stop, use the 4th Avenue-Ninth Street F, G and R or the 25th Street R stop.

Coney Isalnd-bound trains will skip DeKalb Avenue and then run express from Atlantic Avenue to 36th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Downtown trains will run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

F Train: 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.

Service will be suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Church Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service. 

Manhattan-bound trains will run local from 71st Avenue to 21st Street-Queensbridge from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

M Train: Until the spring, service will be suspended between Myrtle-Broadway and Myrtle-Wyckoff. M trains will run in two segments: Between Delancey-Essex Street and Myrtle Avenue and via the J to/from Broadway Junction; and between Metropolitan and Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues.

J Train: Until later the fall, Manhattan-bound J trains will skip Queens stops at 121st and 104th streets.

For service to these stops, use 111th Street or Woodhaven Boulevard or take a Manhattan-bound J to 111th or Woodhaven Boulevard and transfer back.

For service from these stops, use 111th or Woodhaven or take the Q56 bus and transfer to/from J trains at 111th.

Jamaica-bound trains will terminate at Crescent Street from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Free shuttle buses will run between Crescent and 121st Street and then to and from the E Jamaica-Van Wyck station. 

L Train: Service will operate in two sections, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Trains will run every 24 minutes between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. 

N Train: Until the fall of 2018, Coney Island-bound trains will skip Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue, 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Kings Highway, Avenue U and 86th St. 

For service to these stations, take a Coney Island-bound train to Bay Parkway or Coney Island and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.

For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound train to Bay Parkway or 8th Avenue and transfer to a Coney Island-bound train.

For New Utrecht Ave-62nd Street, take a D train.  

Astoria-bound trains will skip 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway and 30th Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

Trains will stop at 45th Street and 53rd Street in Brooklyn in both directions from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Q Train: Coney Island-bound trains will run local over the R line from 57th Street in Manhattan to DeKalb Avenue from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

R Train: Until the fall, trains will skip Prospect Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue in both directions. For service to/from Prospect Avenue, use the nearby Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street F, G and R station or the 25th Street stop via the B37 and B63 local buses. 

For service to Bay Ridge, use the nearby 59th Street R and N station or 77 Street via the B9, B37 and B63 local buses.

Brooklyn-bound trains will run to 36th Street and then over the D line to Ninth Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service. 

Late night service will be suspended between Brooklyn and Whitehall Street and N trains will provide alternate service.