Weekend Subway Madness, Cont’d.


Yep, another weekend of no-2-or-3-service-to-or-from-Brooklyn (Update: this will continue through November–thanks to reader Lori for the tip–and service on the 2 and 3 is planned to be restored for the first weekend in December). In case you just returned from hiking in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, or awakened from a month-long coma, here’s the drill: There will be no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platform at Borough Hall. However, unlike last weekend, Manhattan-bound A and C trains will be running on their normal course, so North Heightsers headed there have the option of High Street. The 4 will be running normally to and from Manhattan, as will the 5, which doesn’t normally come to Brooklyn on weekends. If you’re heading into Brooklyn, the 5 will replace the 2 to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College, and the 4 will be extended to New Lots. Service on all the lettered trains serving our neighborhood–A,C, F, G, N, and R–will be on normal weekend (A replacing C and running local in Manhattan, and N replacing R, both in the hours roughly from midnight to 6:00 a.m.) schedules.

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  • GHB

    This really pisses me off, and it’s not like we can see any improvements as a result of the recent fare hikes!

  • x

    Thank you, as always, for the report.

  • Quinn Raymond

    This is what happens when we let Albany raid the MTA funding.

  • Waaahmbulance

    No F train between Jay street and 18th Avenue either…..

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    There’s no indication on the MTA website of F trains not running between Jay and 18th Avenue this weekend. There’s a “service notice” about signal problems on the F today. That may be the reason; if so, it should be solved before the weekend.

  • AmyinBH

    Does anyone know when all major work will be done and service will once again the “usual”?

    With all the subway disruptions and the bridge construction it is easier to just swim to Manhattan.

  • BronxKid

    Is this the fifth weekend in a row of no 2 or 3 service to Manhattan? Or is it my imagination? The riding public and merchants of NY, who must see an impact to their bottom lines, need to begin protesting this to elected officials. It’s beyond a minor inconvenience at this point.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    This is weekend number four.

  • stuart

    I don’t know why anyone would want to go to Manhattan on the weekend anyway. The roads are wide open heading out of the city, which is where I go every weekend.

  • stuart

    The NYC transit system is the government’s way of telling you to boost the economy and buy a damn car.

  • Andrew Porter

    Actually, it’s incredibly cheap—I was on BART in San Francisco and my ride cost me $4.50; the minimum in London is about $3, and it’s variable, so the farther you go, the more it costs. Our system operates 24 hours a day, has lots more miles of track than a lot of other places, and is over a hundred years old, so pieces keep having to be updated. And because it doesn’t shut down at night (like London does) they have to do stuff while people are moving around the work.

  • Waaahmbulance

    my bad, no F between Jay and 18th Ave is next weekend not this one.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    Get real. Not everyone owns a car. Not everyone drives either.

  • GHB

    AmyinBH… Only God can answer that!

  • Wrennie

    Stuart, where would said cars even go? I sold my car to my brother who lives in western Nassau because I never really had to use it and the alternate sides thing was a bane to my Wednesdays. Spend $400 a month for a garage, or spend 7 bucks to take the train to my brother’s house and borrow his car the one time every 3 months I really need it? I opt for the latter.

  • stuart

    Wrennie, Brooklyn Heights is a good place to live if you don’t like to drive, or are too nervous to drive, or too near-sighted, or too poor or parsimonious to keep a car, but for those of us who love to drive it is a great place because it is so convenient to the major highways and with a cute little car you can fly outta dodge like a bat outta hell. I can be in the leafy countryside in 50 minutes.

  • http://j lori

    I think the lack of 2/3 service is thru November 28th!

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Lori: right you are. I’ve been checking the MTA website for planned service changes on a week-by-week basis, thinking things may change on short notice. Thanks to your comment. I looked at planned diversions through November and into the first weekend in December. The 2 and 3 won’t be coming to Brooklyn through November, but the only diversion on those lines noted for the first weekend of December is in the Bronx. I’m doing an update to the post accordingly.

  • T.K. Small

    Don’t worry everyone. When New York City it’s finished, it’s going to be fantastic!

  • T.K. Small

    Voice-recognition failure strikes again! My previous comment should have read “is finished” instead of “it’s finished”.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Then there was Frank Lloyd Wright: “Who designed New York? It was Cain, wasn’t it, after he slew Abel?”