It’s a green light weekend for service on all lines–even the despised C train–serving all local stations this weekend, which will (barring, of course, unforeseen “incidents,” “police investigations,” “signal problems,” “smoke conditions,” or the like) be running normally in both directions. Travelers into Manhattan should know that uptown F trains won’t be stopping at 14th or 23rd streets.
The following week, though, there will be lots of service changes, all of them taking place in the wee hours–midnight to 5:00 a.m.–Tuesday through Friday. During these times 3 trains won’t be running at all, in either direction. Manhattan bound 2 and 4 trains will be skipping the Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza, and Bergen Street stops, and uptown 2 trains will also be skipping the 79th and 86th street stops in Manhattan. Brooklyn bound A trains will be taking the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-Metro Tech, so there will be no inbound service from Manhattan at High Street. Brooklyn bound F trains will be skipping 23rd and 14th streets. Finally, Manhattan bound N trains–which normally replace the R during the wee hours–won’t be stopping at Court Street or Jay Street, as they’re being diverted over the Manhattan Bridge. However, Manhattan bound Q trains will be stopping at Jay and Court, and you can change from the Q to the N at Canal Street.At the same time, Brooklyn bound N trains will be skipping 28th, 23rd, 8th, and Prince Streets.