As the Easter Parade hits Midtown this weekend, here’s how subways will be running

Posted On Fri, April 19, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, April 19, 2019 By In weekend subway service

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If you’re heading to the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival this Sunday—beginning at 10 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and 49th Street and marching up to 55th Street—you’ll want to take the E to Fifth Avenue-53rd Street, the N and R to Fifth Avenue-59th Street, the 4, 5, and 6 to Grand Central, or the 7 to Fifth Avenue. If you have other plans this weekend, check out our guide to planned service changes so you can get there with minimum headaches.

There won’t be any 1 service between 137 Street in Manhattan and 242 Street in the Bronx. Hop on an A or C train, the M3, M100 or a free shuttle bus.

Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 trains will skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Pkwy in Brooklyn. The Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 and 5 platform at Winthrop Street will be closed through July 2019.

New Lots Avenue-bound 4 trains will run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Downtown 4 trains will skip 116, 110, 103, 96, 77, 68 and 51 Streets in Manhattan.

There won’t be any 5 service between East 180 Street in the Bronx and Bowling Green in Manhattan, take the 2 or 4 instead. The Eastchester-bound 5 platform at Gun Hill Road is closed through September.

Downtown 6 trains will skip 116, 110, 103, 96, 77, 68 and 51 Streets in Manhattan. Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains will skip Brook Avenue, Cypress Avenue, East 143 Street, East 149 Street and Longwood Avenue in the Bronx. 6 service will run in two sections this weekend: Between Brooklyn Bridge and 125 Street and via the 4 to 149 Street-Grand Concourse; and between 125 Street in Manhattan and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. You’ll have to transfer at 125th Street.

There won’t be any 7 service between Willets Point and Main Street in Queens this weekend, hop on a free shuttle bus instead.

Inwood-bound A trains will skip Kingston-Throop, Franklin, Clinton-Washington and Lafayette Avenues in Brooklyn. On Saturday, A trains will run every 10 minutes.

Euclid Avenue-bound C trains skip 50 Street, 23 Street and Spring Street in Manhattan. 168 Street-bound C trains skip Kingston-Throop, Franklin, Clinton-Washington and Lafayette Avenues in Brooklyn. C trains will run every 12 minutes throughout the weekend.

World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from 71 Avenue to Queens Plaza in Queens. Jamaica Center-bound E trains skip Briarwood in Queens.

Coney Island-bound D trains will skip Union Street, 4 Avenue-9 Street, Prospect Avenue and 25 Street in Brooklyn. The 62 Street/New Utrecht Avenue Station D, N transfer passageway is still closed due for ongoing elevator repairs. D trains will run every 12 minutes this weekend.

Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Avenue to Canal Street, and via the A to Jay Street-MetroTech. Jamaica-bound F trains skip Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd in Queens. Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

This weekend M service will run between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue in Queens and Delancey Street/Essex Street in Manhattan, with late-night service ending at Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.

Coney Island-bound N trains will skip Union Street, 4 Avenue-9 Street, Prospect Avenue, and 25 Street in Brooklyn this weekend. Astoria-bound N trains will be running via the R from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to Canal Street. Coney Island-bound N platforms at Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Avenue, 18 Avenue, and 20 Avenue are temporarily closed, as is the Astoria Blvd N, W station. N trains run every 12 minutes.

96 St-bound Q trains will run via the R from Dekalb Avenue to Canal Street and express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Q trains will be running every 10 minutes.

Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from 71 Avenue to Queens Plaza in Queens and skip Union Street, 4 Avenue-9 Street, Prospect Avenue and 25 Street in Brooklyn.

J service between Crescent Street in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center in Queens is replaced by E trains and free shuttle buses.

G service is replaced by F trains and free shuttle buses this weekend.

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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