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Subway and rail service changes: Feb 2-5, 2024

by Staff

Happy Friday! We’ve got great news for  riders: the first of our new R211T open-gangway trains entered service on the  yesterday. We hope you enjoy a look at the future of transportation!

Here’s what else is happening this weekend (also viewable as a handy map):

  •  trains aren’t running between Wakefield-241 St and Gun Hill Rd or between Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College.
  •  trains aren’t running at all.
  •  trains aren’t running between Norwood-205 St and 161 St-Yankee Stadium.
  •  trains aren’t running between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke.
  •  trains aren’t running between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
  •  Shuttle trains aren’t running at all.
  •  trains aren’t running between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av and are running in two sections.
  •  and overnight local ​ trains are running on the ​ between Canal St and DeKalb Av.
  • Overnight  trains aren’t running between between Whitehall St and 59 St.

For more details, keep on scrolling. We’ve also got travel alternatives for stations that will be closed or skipped.

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Major subway service changes

 trains, the Bronx

 trains aren’t running between Wakefield-241 St and Gun Hill Rd from 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday because of track replacement work.

  • Free shuttle buses are running between Wakefield-241 St and Gun Hill Rd.
  •  trains are running from Gun Hill Rd to Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and on the ​ from Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College to Crown Heights-Utica Av.

 trains, Brooklyn

 trains aren’t running between Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • Free B96 shuttle buses are running between Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College, stopping at all  stops and the Nostrand Av  station.
  •  trains are running from the Bronx to Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and on the  from Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College to Crown Heights-Utica Av.

Manhattan-bound  and  trains are running on the express track from Crown Heights-Utica Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Utica Av-bound  or New Lots Av-bound  train.

 trains, Manhattan and Brooklyn

 trains aren’t running from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • For service between 135 St and Crown Heights-Utica Av, take the 
    •  trains make  stops between 135 St and Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and are running on the  between Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College and Crown Heights-Utica Av.
    • For service to/from 145 St, take M7 or M102 buses days and evenings or free shuttle buses overnight and transfer to  trains at 135 St.
  • For service between Crown Heights-Utica Av and New Lots Av, take the , which is running on the  between these stations.

​ trains, the Bronx

From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, ​ trains aren’t running between Norwood-205 St and 161 St-Yankee Stadium in either direction, and downtown trains aren’t stopping at 155 St. This is because of structural maintenance.

  • For service between Bedford Park Blvd and 161 St-Yankee Stadium, use nearby  stations.
  • For service to/from 155 St, take an uptown train.
  • Norwood-205 St is connected by a free D90 shuttle bus to Mosholu Pkwy ​.
  • Transfer between the ​ and the ​ at 161 St-Yankee Stadium.
  • ​​ trains are running between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

 trains, Manhattan and Queens

 63 St Shuttle trains aren’t running and Jamaica-bound  trains are running on the  via 63 St from W 4 St-Washington Sq to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • Q94 and Q95 shuttle buses aren’t running. Overnight only, free shuttle buses are running between 21 St-Queensbridge and Court Sq-23 St, stopping at Queens Plaza.
  • For service to Manhattan from Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge, take a Jamaica-bound train.
  • For downtown service:
    • From Lexington Av/63 St, take the .
    • From 57 St, use the nearby 57 St-7 Av  or 5 Av/53 St  stations.
  • For uptown service:
    • To/from 57 St, take the  at nearby 7 Av.
    • To/from 5 Av/53 St, take  trains at nearby 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr.
    • On 8 Av, take  trains. Note: Uptown  and overnight local  trains are running on the express track from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle. For uptown service to/from bypassed stations, transfer to a downtown train.
  • Jamaica-bound  trains are running from World Trade Center to Jamaica-179 St:
    • On the  from W 4 St-Washington Sq to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av via 63 St.
    • On the  from Kew Gardens-Union Tpke to Jamaica-179 St, bypassing Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd.
  • World Trade Center-bound  trains are running from Jamaica-179 St to World Trade Center, on the  from Jamaica-179 St to Kew Gardens-Union Tpke.
  • Jamaica-bound  trains are running from Brooklyn to Jamaica-179 St via 63 St, bypassing Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd.
  • Brooklyn-bound  trains are running from Jamaica-179 St to Brooklyn, on the  via 53 St from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av to 5 Av/53 St.

 trains aren’t running between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke in either direction from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of signal modernization work.

  • Free shuttle buses are running between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, making all  stops.
  • The LIRR will accommodate subway riders between Queens and Manhattan for no additional cost at Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Grand Central, and Penn Station.
    • If you’re heading to JFK Airport, consider taking the LIRR. You can also take the ​ to Howard Beach-JFK Airport.
  • Jamaica-bound  trains aren’t stopping at Briarwood or Sutphin Blvd.
    • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Manhattan-bound  or Brooklyn-bound  train.

 trains, Brooklyn

 trains aren’t running between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av in either direction from 12:15 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday because of signal modernization work.

  • Free B90 shuttle buses are running between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.
    • When exiting the subway at Church Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av, get a GO Ticket from a station agent to re-enter.
  • For direct service between Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn and Coney Island, take ​​​ trains.
  • For service to W 8 St-NY Aquarium, take the ​.
  •  trains are running between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av.

Manhattan-bound  trains are running on the express track from Church Av to Smith-9th Sts.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Church Av-bound train.

 trains aren’t running between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av in either direction from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of urgent track repairs.

  •  trains are running in two sections:
    • Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.
    • Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes.
    • Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to continue your trip.
  • For service between Bergen St and Church Av, take the .

 trains, Manhattan and Brooklyn

 trains and overnight local  trains are running on the  between Canal St and DeKalb Av in both directions from 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of preventive maintenance.

  • For service to/from City Hall, Cortlandt St, Rector St, and Whitehall St, use nearby  stations.
  • For service to/from Court St and Jay St-MetroTech, use Borough Hall .
  • Note: At Canal St,  and overnight local  trains stop at the  platform.

Overnight from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, an 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, ​​​​ trains aren’t running between Whitehall St and 59 St, Brooklyn because of equipment installation.

  • ​​​ trains are running between 59 St, Brooklyn and Bay Ridge-95 St.
  • For service to/from Whitehall St, Court St, and Jay St-MetroTech, use nearby  stations.
  • For service to/from DeKalb Av or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, take  trains.
  • For service to/from Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av, 25 St, and 36 St, take local  trains.
  • For service to/from 45 St and 53 St, take the .

Other subway service changes

 trains, Manhattan

Downtown  and overnight local  trains are running on the express track from 96 St to 72 St from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take an uptown train. 

 trains, Queens

Manhattan-bound  trains are running on the express track from Mets-Willets Point to 74 St-Broadway from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 3:30 a.m. Monday because of station improvement work.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Queens-bound train.
  •  trains are running every 8 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sunday because of track maintenance.

 trains, Manhattan

Uptown ​ and overnight local ​ trains are running on the express track from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of electrical improvement work.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a downtown train.

 trains, Manhattan

Downtown  trains are running on the express track from 34 St-Herald Sq to W 4 St-Washington Sq from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of accessibility improvement work.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take an uptown train.

Long Island Rail Road service changes

Far Rockaway Branch

Far Rockaway Branch trains are running to Grand Central from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday because of track switch replacement work. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Penn Station.

Get updates

These service changes are subject to change, so check the MTA homepage before heading out; it’s where you’ll find up-to-the-minute information on subway, bus, and rail service. Our apps — MYmta and TrainTime — also provide real-time service information.

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