MTA serves up debilitating service change schedule this long weekend

Posted On Fri, February 16, 2018 By

Posted On Fri, February 16, 2018 By In weekend subway service

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Monday is a Federal Holiday, President’s Day, and the MTA has both a trick and a treat planned for the long weekend. The treat is that the Q70 LaGuardia Link bus will be free through Tuesday. The trick is that both subways and buses will be operating on a Saturday schedule come Monday, meaning there will be no express service on the 6 or 7 trains and the B, J and W trains will not be running, in addition to a number of other service changes.

The MTA is offering no rest for weary straphangers in terms of planned work line rerouting: 3 trains won’t be running at all, and the Rockaways will be serviced largely by shuttle bus.

Uptown 1 trains skip 50, 59, 66, 79 and 86 streets. There will be no 1 trains between 96 St and 242 St Uptown trains skip 50, 59, 66, 79 and 86 streets.

2 trains will not be running between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Uptown 2 trains skip 50, 59, 66, 79 and 86 streets. 2 trains replace weekend 5 service between Dyre Av and E 180 St. There is no service at Park Place, Wall St, Clark St or Hoyt St.

3 trains will not be running. Shuttle busses provide alternate service between 135 and 148 streets, and 1 and 2 trains make 3 stops between 14 St and 135 St. 1 trains operate to and from 148 St, skipping 145 St in both directions.

4 train service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn. Woodlawn-bound trains skip 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av and 176 St.

5 trains replace weekend 2 service between Wakefield-241 St and E 180 St.

Downtown A trains skip 50 St, 23 St and Spring St. Inwood-bound trains skip Spring, 23, and 50 streets. There will be no A train service between Howard Beach-JFK and Mott Av, and no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90 St. The Rockaway Park Shuttle operates every 20 minutes between Beach 116 St and Mott Av, making stops at Beach 105, Beach 98, Beach 90, Beach 67, Beach 60, Beach 44, Beach 36 and Beach 25 streets. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service, operating nonstop between Howard Beach and Mott Av and between Howard Beach and Beach 116 St, stopping at Broad Channel.

Euclid Av-bound C trains skip 50 St, 23 St and Spring St. 168 St-bound C trains skip Spring St, 23 St and 50 St.

Jamaica Center-bound E trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, Spring and 23 streets.

Coney Island-bound D trains skip 174-175, 170, 167, 161 and 155 streets.

Jamaica-bound F trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd. Trains skip Bergen St, Carroll St and Smith-9 streets in both directions. Coney Island-bound trains run via the E line from Roosevelt Av to Canal St, and via the A to Jay St-MetroTech.

M train service ends early between 71 Av and Essex St. No M trains between Essex St and Broadway Junction or between Myrtle-Wyckoff Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway). Shuttle trains run every 20 minutes between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St, Brooklyn. Manhattan-bound trains make local stops at 53, 45, 25 Sts, Prospect Av, 4 Av-9 St and Union St. No trains between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq-42 St.

Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St, Brooklyn. Trains skip 5 Av/59 St, Lexington Av/59 St and Queens Plaza in both directions.

No J trains between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

No G service at Bergen, Carroll, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 St, 7 Av, 15 St-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Pkwy and Church Av. Service operates in two sections between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes. Buses operate between Jay St-MetroTech and 7 Av, stopping at Bergen St, Carroll St, Smith-9 Sts and 4 Av-9 St.

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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