3 trains down for the count, W trains picking up some slack in wacky weekend subway service

Posted On Fri, February 23, 2018 By

Posted On Fri, February 23, 2018 By In weekend subway service

Photo by Hannah Frishberg

The subways are a mess this weekend, with track replacement, electrical and structural improvements, and track maintenance wreaking havoc on service citywide – not that straphangers would expect anything better. Particularly detrimental this weekend is that the 3 is once again not running and 7 train service will be severely limited. The W train will be coming out of its usual weekend hibernation for some “special service” operating between Whitehall St and Ditmars Blvd.

1 trains operate in 2 sections – 1) Between South Ferry and 96 St and via the 3 to/from 148 St (skipping 145 St) and 2) Between 137 St and 242 St. Uptown trains skip 79 St and 86 St. Free shuttle buses operate between 96 St and 37 St and provide alternate service.

2 trains replace 5 service between Dyre Av and E 180 St. Uptown 2 trains skip 79 St and 86 St. No 2 train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

3 trains are not running. Free shuttle buses will operate between 135 St and 148 St, stopping at 145 St.

No 4 trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av. Woodlawn-bound trains skip 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av and 176 St. Service between 125 St and Woodlawn operates every 16 minutes.

5 trains replace weekend 2 service between Wakefield-241 St and E 180 St.

Flushing-bound 7 trains skip 82, 90, 103 and 111 Sts. No 7 trains between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq-42 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

Coney Island-bound D trains skip 155 St, Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av and 25 St.

No F trains between Church Av and Stillwell Av.

No M trains between Essex St and Broadway Junction or Myrtle-Wyckoff Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway). Shuttle trains run every 20 minutes between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

Astoria-bound N trains skip 39 Av and Broadway and run via the R from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Canal St. Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St, Brooklyn.

96 St-bound Q trains run via the R from DeKalb Av to Canal St.

Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St, Brooklyn.

Special W service operates between Whitehall St and Ditmars Blvd. Astoria-bound W trains skip 39 Av and Broadway.

No J trains between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center.

Per the whims of the MTA, there will probably be other problems, and the problems stated above are subject to change and worsen.

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