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.
Over the weekend
1 trains skip 168 Street in both directions.
There will be no 2 service in Brooklyn between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, free shuttle buses will be available instead. 2 trains will run local between 72 Street and 14 Street in Manhattan in both directions. They’ll be running every 12 minutes.
3 Trains run local in both directions between 72 Street and 14 Street in Manhattan. The 3 won’t be running between 148 Street and Times Square-42 Street, take the 2 or a free shuttle bus.
Downtown 4 trains skip 23 Street, 28 Street, and 33 Street in Manhattan and run local from 125 Street to Grand Central-42 Street. Manhattan-bound 4 trains skip 161 Street, 167 Street, 170 Street, Mt Eden Avenue, and 176 Street. Expect longer than usual wait times because 4 trains will only will be running every 16 minutes.
Bowling Green-bound 5 trains run local from 125 Street to Grand Central-42 Street. Brace for long wait times, 5 trains are only running every 20 minutes.
Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains skip 23 Street, 28 Street, and 33 Street in Manhattan.
The 7 train will not be running between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards. Look to the E, F, N, R, W, and S train for alternate routes.
Inwood-bound A trains run via the F from Jay Street-MetroTech to W 4 Street and will be making local stops at 23 Street and 50 Street. A trains will run every ten minutes.
168 Street-bound C trains run via the F from Jay Street-MetroTech to W 4 Street. C trains will run every 12 minutes.
World Trade Center-bound E trains run local from 71 Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. There will be no E service between Briarwood and Jamaica Center in Queens, hop on a shuttle bus.
There will be no B service this weekend.
The 62 Street/New Utrecht Avenue Station D, N transfer passageway is closed due to elevator repairs.
Jamaica-bound F trains skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy, and Avenue I. Coney Island-bound F trains skip 14 Street and 23 Street in Manhattan but make stops at 67 Avenue, 63 Drive, Woodhaven Blvd, Grand Avenue, and Elmhurst Avenue in Queens. Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Avenue to 5 Avenue/53 Street.
There will be no M service between Metropolitan Avenue and Essex Street, take a free shuttle bus instead.
Broadway and 39 Avenue N and W stations are closed. Coney Island-bound N platforms at Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht, 18 and 20 Avenue are temporarily closed. N trains will run every 12 minutes.
Special weekend W service will run between Whitehall Street in Manhattan and Ditmars Blvd in Queens.
There won’t be any J service between Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn and Broad Street in Manhattan. Take the F, 4, 6, or free shuttle bus. Through the summer, the 111 Street J Station will be closed.
On Monday January 21
The New York City Subways and MTA Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules.
New York City Buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule with minor timing changes except for Staten Island and Queens, where Limited Stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98 Q4, Q6, Q25 and Q65 will not run.
MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a regular weekday schedule, but with off-peak fares in effect all day in observance of the holiday.
Metro-North will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule with 37 extra trains during the high travel periods on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines.
Per the whims of the MTA, there will probably be other problems, and the problems stated above are subject to change and worsen.