Cortlandt Street Station reopens 17 years later, rest of subway still a mess

Posted On Fri, September 14, 2018 By

Posted On Fri, September 14, 2018 By In weekend subway service

MTA New York Transit President Andy Byford greeted the first train to stop at the station for service, a northbound 1 train that arrived at 12:01 p.m. Via MTA Flickr

Almost two decades later, the WTC Cortlandt 1 station has reopened, and boy does it look spiffy. Maybe not two decades worth of no service spiffy, but certainly it’s in better shape than most other subway stations. Meanwhile, weekend G service is once again modified, all M trains are running with (at least) a 20-minute delay between trains, and D, F, and A trains are masquerading as one another.

Now, for the full roster of bad news:

No 1 service between Rector Street and South Ferry – free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Van Cortlandt Park-bound 1 trains skip 207, 215, 225, 231 and 238 streets.

Wakefield-bound 2 trains run express from 3 Av-149 Street to E 180 Street.

No 3 trains between 96 Street and 148 Street – free shuttle buses provide alternate service. No 3 trains overnight.

New Lots Av-bound 4 trains skip 116, 110, 103, 96, 77, 68 and 51 streets.

5 service operates between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes, and between E 180 and Dyre Avenue. 2 trains replace 5 trains between 149 St-Grand Concourse and E 180 Street. Bronx-bound 5 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse.

Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains skip 116, 110, 103, 96, 77, 68 and 51 streets.

Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains skip 111, 103, 90, 82, 69, 52, 46, 40 and 33 streets, stopping at 74 Street.

Inwood-bound A trains skip 81, 96, 103, 110, 116, 135 and 155 streets.

No C trains between 145 and 168 streets. 168-Street bound C trains skip 81, 96, 103, 110, 116 and 135 streets.

D trains run between Norwood-205 Street and 59 St-Columbus Circle and via the A to and from Jay St-MetroTech and via the F to and from Kings Highway, the last stop. Buses operate between W 4 Street and Grand Street, stopping at Broadway-Lafayette. No D service at 7 Avenue, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Park, 34 St-Herald Square, Broadway-Lafayette and Grand Street.

F service runs between Jamaica-179 Street and Lexington Av-63 Street and via the Q to and from Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, skipping DeKalb Avenue – free shuttle buses provide alternate service. No F service at 57 Street, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Park, 23 St, 14 Street, W 4 Street, Broadway-Lafayette Street, 2 Avenue, Delancey Street, East Broadway and York Street.

M trains run every 20 minutes. Middle Village-bound M trains skip Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue. M service operates between Metropolitan Avenue and Delancey Street and via the J to and from Chambers Street.

N trains run via the R in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Center and Canal Street. No N service between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd – free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Avenue U and Neck Road.

No J trains between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center – free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

No G trains between Nassau Avenue and Court Square – free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

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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