Photo by Billie Grace Ward / Flickr
The 2 and 3 trains not running between Brooklyn and Manhattan on weekends has become as socially accepted and internalized as the B and Z trains not running on weekends at all. Hopefully, New Yorkers will be able to somehow adjust as easily when the L train shuts down, although it’s not likely. This weekend’s service changes hit especially hard in lower Manhattan, where the A, C, E, and 6 trains will all be skipping a number of express stops. Perhaps make weekend plans off a stop which will be serviced, so as to avoid certain misery and commuting woes.
A, C, and E to spring past Spring St
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This weekend, 1, G, Q, and L riders are in luck: trains will operate as usual (so, expect issues, but no scheduled ones). All other straphangers, especially those on the D and 4 trains: brace for service changes. Prepare both mind and schedules by debriefing with the below:
Subway foresight makes for a better weekend
The MTA can’t even get its service change updates right: As of 4:50pm, The Weekender is showing duplicates for many track maintenance notifications, as if to repeatedly subject straphangers to service changes in writing. Easily the cherry on the cake of weekend transit hell, however, is that tomorrow, from 7am to 7pm, the L train will be running “approximately every 24 minutes between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy.” Oof, allow for some serious extra time. Many trains will also be running local.
The rest of it
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Happy long weekend! The MTA has a host of service changes in store for Saturday and Sunday, but come Monday the subway will be mercifully operating on a weekday schedule with only “minor timing changes.” Still, though, the MTA advises customers to allow additional travel time, meaning service will predictably not be too stellar.
Service changes this way
Photo by Vladimir Badikov via Flickr
The bomb cyclone may have officially passed, but the MTA is still struggling to get back on track following the relative havoc the storm wreaked on the frail subway signal system. Friday’s overcrowded and delayed morning commute is unfortunately set to be followed by a weekend’s worth of service changes, but hey, at least the LaGuardia Link is free again.
Photo by Anthony Quintano/Flickr
The year comes to an end on Sunday, and to keep up with the masses eager to celebrate in New York, the MTA has announced additional trains across its transit operations. Read on for the extent of added service this weekend, as well as changes related to the Times Square festivities.
All that right here
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A Christmas gift from the MTA! For once, there’s some good news in the weekend service change announcement: the Q70 LaGuardia Link Bus, which stops at all main LaGuardia Airport terminals and relatively nearby subway stations, will be fare-free today and Saturday and there will be “lots of extra LIRR & Metro-North Service,” as well as extra SIR trains Savor that information and read on to the less positive, but comparatively chipper, weekend service developments:
It’s really not that bad
Photo by John Fraissinet / Flickr
Per the MTA’s Weekend Subway Service Advisory, there are a ton of changes in store for straphangers this weekend, which, when compounded with the weather forecast, makes for all the more reason to stay home. There are a number of trains that have scheduled delays or will be making local stops – ahead are the direst of the weekend service changes.