We used to call this feature “Weekend Subway Diversions”, but the MTA has a new policy, as we reported earlier, of doing major maintenance work on late weeknights instead of on weekends. As we also reported in our earlier post, this has meant no 4 or 5 service to or from Brooklyn from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. this week, continuing through Friday night to Saturday morning. Next week there is no complete late night shutdown of any line, but 3 trains will not be running to or from Brooklyn from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, though 2 trains will be running on the same line, and 4 train service will be extended to New Lots Avenue. The new MTA weeknight maintenance policy was the subject of a Times article this week.
The only weekend diversion affecting service on a line at local stations is that Manhattan-bound F trains will be running on the A and C line from Jay Street-Metro Tech to West 4th Street. This means no Manhattan-bound service at York Street in DUMBO (either take a Brooklyn-bound F to Jay and change for a Manhattan-bound train there, or walk up the hill to High Street). To get to the Lower East Side stations on the F line (West Broadway, Delancey, Second Avenue, and Broadway-Lafayette) take a Manhattan-bound A, C, or F to West 4th, and change there for a Brooklyn-bound F back to the skipped stop.