Massive Subway Changes for Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 29, 2011  |  Updated 6:42 PM EDT
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Your Forecast for Friday, May 27

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The 7 line will be one of more than a dozen subway lines with changes this weekend.

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Your Forecast for Friday, May 27

From meteorologist Domenica Davis.
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The holiday weekend is coming with massive changes to almost every subway line.

Only the J and G lines will be untouched by disruptions or route changes this weekend.

On several lines, express trains are running local.  Several stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn will be closed for rehabilitation.

Below is the full service advisory from the MTA:


Service Advisory
Weekend Subway Changes Affecting Service on the
1 2 4 5 6 7 A C E F L N Q R

Because of capital construction work on the NYC Transit subway system, the following changes will be in place over the weekend.  This work is part of NYC Transit’s ongoing $11.2 billion Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.

1
At all times until August 2011, Bronx-bound 1 trains skip Dyckman Street due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may ride to 207th Street, use a free MetroCard transfer to the downtown 1 and ride back to Dyckman Street.

1
At all times beginning until June 2011, the Manhattan-bound platform at 238th Street will be closed for station component work.  For Manhattan-bound service, customers should take the Bx9 bus or walk to the 242nd or 231st Street Station. 

1
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 30, there are no 1 trains between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Port Authority work at the WTC site.  2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  1 trains operate express between 34th Street and 14th Street.  2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between Chambers and 96th Streets.  Free shuttle buses replace 1 trains between Chambers Street and South Ferry.  Overnight notes:  3 trains run express between 148th and 42nd Streets.  1 trains run local between 168th and 14th Streets.

2
From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 28 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 30, Bronx-bound 2 trains skip Jackson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Intervale Avenue, Simpson Street, Freeman Street, 174th Street and East Tremont Avenue due to track panel installation at Freeman Street and 174th Street. 
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4
From 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30 and  from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, downtown 4 trains skip 33rd, 28th, 23rd Streets, Astor Place, Bleecker, Spring and Canal Streets due to gap filler replacement at 14th Street-Union Square.  Customers traveling to these stations may take the 4 to 14th Street-Union Square or Brooklyn Bridge and transfer to an uptown 4.

5
From 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, Bronx-bound 5 trains skip Jackson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Intervale Avenue, Simpson Street, Freeman Street, 174th Street and East Tremont Avenue due to track panel installation at Freeman Street and 174th Street.  Note:  During this time, trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green.

6
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 28 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, downtown 6 trains skip 33rd, 28th, 23rd Streets, Astor Place, Bleecker, Spring and Canal Streets due to gap filler replacement at 14th Street-Union Square.  Customers traveling to these stations may take the 6 to 14th Street-Union Square and transfer to an uptown 6.
 
6
At all times until October 2011, 6 trains skip Elder Avenue and St. Lawrence Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the Bx4, Bx4A and Bx27 buses to transfer to nearby stations.  (Overnight note:  Free shuttle buses will operate between the Parkchester (6) and the Simpson Street (2) stations.

7
From 12:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, May 29, Flushing-bound trains stop at the Manhattan-bound platforms at Hunters Point Avenue and Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Avenue due to track and signal inspection in the under river tunnel.

A
At all times until early summer, Manhattan-bound A platforms at Beach 36th and Beach 60th Streets are closed for station rehabilitation.

A
During the overnight hours, from 11 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, from 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29, and from 11 p.m. Sunday, May 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 30, uptown A trains skip 72nd, 81st, 86th, 96th, 103rd, 110th, and 116th Streets due track work south of 110th Street. 

C
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, uptown C trains skip 72nd, 81st, 86th, 96th, 103rd, 110th and 116th Streets due to track work south of 110th Street.
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E
During the overnight hours, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 28, from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28 to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 29, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 30, Manhattan-bound E trains skip 65th Street, Northern Blvd., 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street due to track work north of 36th Street. 

F
At all times, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Smith-9th Sts. due to work on the Culver Viaduct.
   
F
From 11 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, Queens-bound F trains skip 14th Street and 23rd Street due to platform edge and track work at 34th Street.  Customers traveling to these stations may take the F to West 4th Street and transfer to a downtown F. 

F
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 29, Queens-bound F trains skip Avenue U due to rubbing board and platform edge repair. 

L
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 30, free shuttle buses replace L trains between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction due to yard fence work and track work at Myrtle Avenue and Halsey Avenue.

N
From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 28 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 30, Brooklyn-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to structure painting.

N
From 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, N trains run local in Brooklyn between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street in both directions due to structure painting. 

Q
At all times until Fall 2011, the Manhattan-bound Q platforms at Avenue M and Avenue H stations are closed for rehabilitation.

Q
From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday, May 28, Manhattan-bound Q trains run on the R line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to rail repairs.  Trains stop at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court, Whitehall, Rector and Cortlandt Streets and City Hall.

R
From 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, May 29, Brooklyn-bound R trains skip 65th Street, Northern Blvd, 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street due to track work north of 36th Street.  Customers traveling to these stations may take the E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Forest Hills/71st Avenue-bound E or R.

Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.  For further information, customers should consult the Weekend Service Change notices posted in subway stations.  Customers may also call NYC Transit’s Travel Information Center at 718 330 1234 or log on at www.mta.info.
 

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