weekend subway service

weekend subway service

Here’s how the subways will be running this MLK Day weekend

By Alexandra Alexa, Fri, January 18, 2019

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Riders of the G, L, Q, and R trains are in luck: no scheduled disturbances will get in the way of your long weekend plans. The B train, on the other hand, will not be running this weekend. And like last week, there is no J or M service between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Most lines are expecting significant delays, with 5 trains running only every 20 minutes. And on Monday, MTA services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Subways will be running on a regular weekend schedule, Metro-North will be on an enhanced Saturday schedule, and the LIRR is offering off-peak fares throughout the day to celebrate the holiday.

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weekend subway service

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Let’s start things off with some good news: The L and G trains will be running smoothly with no anticipated changes this weekend. The worse news is that many lines will experience station closures and delays. Riders of the 5 will be hit especially hard, with trains running only every 20 minutes. Traveling between boroughs won’t be easy either. 7 service between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards continues to be out and there will be no J or M service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Those free shuttle buses are sure to be packed.

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weekend subway service

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New year, same subway challenges. This weekend will be the start of significant service disruptions along the 7 line—making travel between Manhattan and Queens more complicated—and of long-term construction at several stations in Washington Heights, beginning on January 5 with the closure of the 1 train’s 168 Street station (some good news: A and C trains will still be servicing the station). Riders can expect to encounter skipped stops across many lines and long wait times. Read on for a detailed list of the planned service changes.

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weekend subway service

Here’s how to get around NYC this New Year’s

By Alexandra Alexa, Fri, December 28, 2018

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On the last weekend of 2018, the MTA will be running decent subway service. You may have to wait a while for a 4 or 5 train, and several trains are being rerouted via other lines. Read details about your line below to avoid confusion. Minor service disruptions on New Year’s Day and expanded service on LIRR and Metro-North should have most travelers starting 2019 with minimal frustration.

Also, this Sunday will be the last opportunity to ride on vintage subway trains from the 1930s. You can catch one on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., they’ll be running from 2 Avenue to Rockefeller Center on the F and going uptown on the A, C, D from 59 Street to 125 Street.

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How to get around (or get out of) NYC this Christmas

By Alexandra Alexa, Fri, December 21, 2018

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Here’s everything you need to know about getting around this weekend and over the Christmas holiday, whether you’re staying in or traveling outside NYC. The good news is that the MTA is suspending bridge and tunnel maintenance for the holiday, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North are providing extra service, off-peak fares apply, and there’s a free bus to La Guardia. Read on for some of the bad news.

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weekend subway service

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The bar is set pretty low for the MTA these days. Even with plenty of station closures, trains operating only every 10-12 minutes, and many trains rerouted via other lines, overall it seems like a decent weekend schedule with no major disruptions. Check out a detailed list of the planned service changes below.

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weekend subway service

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It’s going to be another good weekend for the L train, which continues to run on weekends through late January. Not so much for the J train, which is not running again between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Like last weekend, there will be shuttle buses available from Hewes Street to Essex Street and between Essex and Metropolitan Avenue. The M train is going to have a rough weekend as well: all service is suspended. There will be M shuttle buses running between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, and express to/from Delancey Street/Essex Street, but otherwise M riders will have to look to the 4, 5, and F for alternative routes.

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weekend subway service

The L train is back! Don’t get used to it.

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, November 30, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Todd Shaffer via Flickr

The L train will be back for weekend service from December until late in January, a relief from the weekend dress rehearsal it’s been staging since this summer. The bad news is that the J and M trains won’t be running between Manhattan and Brooklyn on weekends until late in January. Free shuttle buses, should you choose them, can get you from Hewes Street to Essex Street and between Essex and Metropolitan Avenue. Before you head out this weekend, check the rest of the planned service changes ahead.

It’s still warm enough for the bike

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Here’s what you need to know to get where you’re going by NYC public transit this Thanksgiving weekend. Special schedules apply for trains and buses from Wednesday, November 21, through Sunday, November 25 to get you over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house and back Thanksgiving weekend. The good news is that MTA is suspending bridge and tunnel maintenance for the holiday, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North are providing extra service, off-peak fares apply, and there’s a free bus to La Guardia. Look below for more information.

Vintage trains are back, too

weekend subway service

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Get more practice for next year’s L train shutdown: There won’t be any L service between Broadway Junction and 8 Avenue again this weekend, but there will be M-14 and free shuttle buses–and the G can (mostly) pick up the Brooklyn slack. The 4 and Q trains are still on slight hiatus in places; A and C trains are also underachieving in both directions a bit this weekend, so check below for your stop before you go.

The G is keeping it simple this weekend, more this way

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