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Don’t let these Subway changes on the N, Q and 7 ruin a nice weekend

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Patrick Cashin

According to the weatherman, it appears as if we’ll finally be experiencing a weekend free of snow, rain or limb-numbing cold. In fact, the sun may actually make an appearance. So don’t be startled if you see people walking about in a leisurely fashion and not hustling to get out of the rain or running indoors because their noses might fall off at any moment.

If your travel plans include the subway, construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the lines, including the N, Q and 7. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains and it’s good advice. Nothing like an unprepared delay screwing up a beautiful weekend! Here’s the 411 on this weekend’s subway changes.

1 Line

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 1 service is suspended. Take the 2, 3, A or C train, M3, M100 and free shuttle buses instead.

  • For service between South Ferry and Chambers St, use shuttle buses; transfer between 2 and 3 and buses at Chambers St. Downtown 2 and 3 trains run local from 72 St to Chambers St. Uptown 2 and 3 trains run local from Chambers St to 96 St.
  • For service between 96 St and 168 St, use free shuttle buses or the A at nearby stations.
  • For service between 168 St and 191 St, use free shuttle buses or the A at nearby stations.
  • For Dyckman St, use M100 (days/evenings) to/from the Dyckman St. A station. Transfer between 2 and 3 and A trains at 59 St.
  • For 207 St, use the nearby A station; transfer between 2 and 3 and A trains at 59 St.
  • For service between 207 St and 242 St, take free shuttle buses. Transfer between buses and A trains at 207 St and between A and 2 and 3 trains at 59 St.

2 Line

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains run local from 72 St to Chambers St. Wakefield-241 St-bound 2 trains run local from Chambers St to 96 St.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 trains skip 86 St and 79 St. For service to these stations, take a downtown 2 or 3 to 72 St and transfer to an uptown 2 or 3 local. For service from these stations, take an uptown 2 or 3 local to 96 St and transfer to a downtown 2 or 3.

3 Line

At all times until Winter 2015/16, 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions. Use free shuttle buses instead.

  • For service to/from Rockaway Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Saratoga Av station at all times. B60 customers can transfer to/from shuttle buses at Rockaway Av.
  • For service to/from Van Siclen Av, use shuttle buses to/from the Pennsylvania Av station at all times.
  • Free transfer is available with MetroCard.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains run local from 72 St to Chambers St. Harlem-148 St bound 3 trains run local from Chambers St to 96 St. Overnight, 3 service operates between 148 St and Chambers St.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, New Lots Av-bound 3 trains skip 86 St and 79 St.

4 Line

At all times until Winter 2015/16, 4 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av in both directions.

At all times until Spring 2016, Pelham Bay-Park bound 6 trains skip 103 St. Use the nearby 96 St or 110 St stations instead.

  • For service to this station, take the uptown 4 or 6 to 125 St and transfer to a downtown 4 local or 6. Or, take an uptown 4 local or 6 to 110 St and transfer to a downtown M101 Local, M102, or M103 bus.
  • For service from this station, take a downtown 4 or 6 train to 96 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6. Or, take an M101, M102, or M103 bus to 96 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6 train.
  • Transfer between trains and buses is available with MetroCard.

6 Line

At all times until Spring 2016 Pelham Bay-Park bound 6 trains skip 103 St. Use the nearby 96 St or 110 St stations instead.

  • For service to this station, take the uptown 4 or 6 to 125 St and transfer to a downtown 4 local or 6. Or, take an uptown 4 local or 6 to 110 St and transfer to a downtown M101 Local, M102, or M103 bus.
  • For service from this station, take a downtown 4 or 6 train to 96 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6. Or, take an M101, M102, or M103 bus to 96 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6 train.
  • Transfer between trains and buses is available with MetroCard.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3 Av-138 St to Hunters Point Av.

7 Line

From 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point.

A Line

At all times until Spring 2016, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 111 St.

  • For service to this station, take the A to 104 St and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A , or take the Q112 bus, days and evenings.
  • For service from this station, take the A to Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A .

At all times until Spring 2016, Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 80 St.

  • For service to this station, take the A to Grant Av and transfer to an Ozone Park/Far Rockaway-bound A.
  • For service from this station, take the A to 88 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 20, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, A trains are suspended in both directions between Euclid Av and Lefferts Blvd. A service operates in two sections: between Rockaway Blvd and Far Rockaway, every 20 minutes, and between Inwood-207 St and Euclid Av. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service, operating between Euclid Av and Lefferts Blvd stopping at Grant Av, 80 St, 88 St, Rockaway Blvd, 104 St, and 111 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

C Line

From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

D Line

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Coney Island-Stilwell Av bound D trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St.

E Line

From 12:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av.

F Line

At all times until Spring 2016, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip Ditmas Av.

  • For service to this station, take the Coney Island-bound F to 18 Av and transfer to a Jamaica-179 St bound F.
  • For service from this station, take a Jamaica-179 St bound F to Church Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains are rerouted via the E line from Roosevelt Av to W 4 St-Wash Sq.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip 169 St.

J Line

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, J trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St. J service operates between Jamaica Center and Hewes St. Take free shuttle buses and 4, 6 or F trains instead. Free shuttle buses operate between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, consider using the A, C or L via free transfer at Broadway Junction.

M Line

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, M trains are suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Essex St. M service operates between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av all weekend. Take the J, L and/or free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes St and Essex St, stopping at Marcy Av. For direct service to/from Manhattan, use the L via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

N Line

At all times until Spring 2017, Astoria-Ditmars Blvd bound N trains skip 86 St, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy. N trains will stop at Bay Pkwy and 8 Av.
To 86 St, Avenue U, and Kings Hwy, take the Astoria-bound N to Bay Pkwy and transfer to a Coney Island-bound N.

  • To 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy, take the Astoria-bound N to 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound N.
  • From these stations, take a Coney Island-bound N to Bay Pkwy or Stillwell Av and transfer to an Astoria-bound N.
  • For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the D instead. Transfer to an Astoria-bound N train at 36 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Coney Island-Stilwell Av bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

Q Line

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Q trains are suspended in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and Kings Hwy. Q service operates between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Kings Hwy. Free shuttle buses operate as follows:

  • Express (non-stop) between Kings Hwy and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
  • Local between Kings Hwy and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, making all stops.
  • For service to Manhattan, take the D, F or N from Coney Island-Stillwell Av. For service to Coney Island-Stillwell Av, take the D, F or N at 34 St-Herald Sq or the D or N at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

R Line

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, R service is extended to Jamaica-179 St.

From 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, to Sunday, February 21, Jamaica-179 St bound R trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av.

From 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, to Sunday, February 21, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 19, to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 21, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 21, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, Bay Ridge-bound R trains skip 45 St and 53 St.

 

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