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Despite continued work in the Rockaways, E and F train riders share the pity prize for most debilitating service changes this weekend. The E will be masquerading as both the F and R, in parts, and skipping a huge portion of its usual stops, including express stations, while the F will be masquerading as the E (naturally) as well as the A, in parts. This weekend’s work also holds particularly unpleasant change-ups for N and R straphangers.
1 trains run approximately every 16 minutes between 137 Street and 242 Street – transfer at 137 Street for trains headed toward Van Cortlandt Park.
No 2 trains between 135 St and E 180 St – free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Weekdays through August 31, 2 and 5 trains run at reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse due to “track maintenance”.
New Lots Av-bound 4 trains skip 33 St and 23 St. Crown Hts-bound 4 trains run express from Woodlawn to Burnside Av – no Crown Hts-bound service at Mosholu Pkwy, Bedford Park Blvd, Kingsbridge, Fordham Rds and 183 St.
5 trains run approximately every 20 minutes between Bowling Green and 149 St-Grand concourse. Bronx-bound 5 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse. No 5 trains between 149 St-Grand Concourse and E 180 St – free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains skip 33 St and 23 St.
Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 69, 52, 46, 40 and 33 Sts.
Downtown A trains skip 50 St, 23 St, Spring St, 155 St and 135 St.
Euclid Av-bound C trains skip 50 St, 23 St, Spring St, 155 St and 135 St.
E trains run via the F in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and Lexington Av/63 St, and via the R between 57 St-7 Av and Whitehall St. No E service at Queens Plaza, Court Sq-23 St, Lexington Av/53 St, 5 Av/53 St, 7 Av, 50 St, 42 St/Port Authority, 34 St-Penn Station, 23, 14, W 4, Spring, Canal Sts and world Trade Center. Jamaica Center-bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood and run express from the 21 St-Queensbridge F station to 71 Av, stopping at Roosevelt Av.
Norwood-bound D trains skip 170 St, 174-175 Sts and 182-183 Sts.
Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av to 50 St, then via the A to Jay St-MetroTech. Jamaica-bound F trains run via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av. Jamaica-bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd. Queens-bound F and G trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15 St-Prospect Park and 4 Av-9 St.
N trains run via the D in both directions between 36 St and Stillwell Av – free shuttle buses provide alternate service between 59 St and Stillwell Av. Until July 2019, N trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 St and 45 St in both directions. No N trains between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza – free shuttle buses provide alternate service.
Coney Island-bound Q trains skip Avenue U and Neck Rd.
No late night R service between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, and late night R trains skip Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av and 25 St in both directions. Forest Hills-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av, stopping at Roosevelt Av.
From August 4 to 10, no J trains between Crescent St and Jamaica Center – 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.