Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

The weekend subway situation is almost a repeat of last weekend’s. Once again, there’s no planned diversion directly affecting service at any station in or near Brooklyn Heights in either direction, except that the A/C and F continue their do-si-do, with Manhattan bound A and C trains being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street.

This means no Manhattan bound service at High Street, but more than usual at York Street in DUMBO. To reach stops in Manhattan below West 4th on the A/C line (Fulton, Chambers, Canal, and Spring) take a 2 or 3 from Clark Street for Fulton or Chambers, a 4 from Borough Hall for Fulton, or change to a 1 local at Chambers for Canal or Houston (close to Spring) stops. If you’re traveling from Manhattan to Brooklyn be aware that Brooklyn bound R or (late night) N trains won’t be stopping at 28th, 23rd, 8th, or Prince streets. To get back from these stops, you can either take an uptown train to 14th (from Prince or 8th) or 34th (from 23rd or 28th) and get a Brooklyn bound train there, or take the 1 local from a nearby stop and change to a 2 or 3 at 14th or Chambers.

If you’re going deep into Brooklyn, from 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 10:00 p.m. Sunday there won’t be any 3 train service past Franklin Avenue. Shuttle buses and the 4 train provide options. Also, from 4:00 a.m. Saturday until 9:00 a.m. Sunday, the 4 train won’t be running between Utica and New Lots avenues. Shuttle buses provide relief.

The following week, the 3 train once again won’t be running in either direction from 12:30 to 5:00 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, though the 2 train will be running on the same line. The Manhattan bound A will be taking the F line from Jay Street to West 4th from 12:01 to 5:00 a.m. on the same mornings. To get to stops in lower Manhattan, take the 2 from Clark Street or Borough Hall, or the N from Court Street. For stops on the A at West 4th or above, walk down the hill to York Street in DUMBO and catch the Manhattan bound A there. If you’re coming back from Manhattan between 12:01 and 5:00 a.m. those same mornings, you should know that Brooklyn bound N trains will not be going to Court Street; instead, they’ll be routed over the Manhattan Bridge to DeKalb Avenue. You can go there and catch a Manhattan bound N back to Court, or use an alternative (2, 4, or A) route from Manhattan.

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