Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

Last week it was déjà déjà vu, this week it’s practically a 4-peat. Just like last weekend and the two weekends before that, from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday there will be no R or late night N trains from Manhattan to Court Street or Jay Street-Metro Tech, as these trains will be diverted over the Manhattan Bridge between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue. If you’re coming from Canal or above, you can take the train to DeKalb and catch a Manhattan bound train from there back to Jay or Court. If you’re coming from south of there, your best bet is the 2 (but not the 3, see below) to Clark Street or Borough Hall; the A or C may also be your best choice above Canal. (This diversion will last one more weekend.) In Manhattan, uptown C trains will be running express above Canal Street. For Spring Street, change to the E at Canal. For local stops above 14th Street, change there to the D, which will be running local on the A/C line (or, as an alternative for 23rd or 50th streets, take the E from 14th). (This will last weekends through November 11.)

Once again, 3 trains won’t be running between Chambers Street and Brooklyn in either direction. You may use 2 trains for alternate service between Clark street or Borough Hall and Manhattan, and for those traveling into Brooklyn, on to Franklin Avenue. 4 trains will also end their runs at Franklin Avenue; free shuttle buses will cover stops from there to New Lots Avenue. (Fair warning: this will last weekends through November 25.)

The following week, from 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, there will be no Brooklyn bound service on the N (which replaces the R late at night) at Court or Jay Street-Metro Tech, as the N will be diverted over the Manhattan Bridge from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue. Your best bet is to use an alternate line to get back from Manhattan: the 2 or 3 to Clark Street, the A to High or Jay Street, the 4 to Borough Hall, or the F to Jay Street. On Monday night/Tuesday morning only, 11:45 5:00 a.m., Manhattan bound F trains will be diverted over the A line between Jay and West 4th streets. This means no Manhattan bound service at York Street; DUMBO-ites, or Manhattanites leaving DUMBO, will have to climb the hill to High Street. To get to LES stops on the F–East Broadway, Delancey, 2nd Avenue, and Broadway-Lafayette–take an A or F to West 4th and catch a Brooklyn bound F back to the skipped stop (for Broadway-Lafayette, you have the option of taking the 4 from borough Hall to Brooklyn bridge and changing there to the 6 local to Bleecker, which connects to the Broadway-Lafayette station).

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  • Curmudgeon

    This should be difficult as you make it. Why not make it easy? There is too much detail here. What IS or IS NOT stopping at Brooklyn Heights Stations to or from Manhattan (ie Clark St, High St, Court St. Borough Hall) Period. We can figure out the rest. I don’t care about 23rd or 50th streets Broadway Lafayette etc – just give me the basics about the neighborhood stations!

  • Andrew Porter

    No blimp or dirigible service between Brooklyn Heights and the rest of civilization all weekend. Be prepared to take the seaplane service from the Fulton Street pier.

  • GHB

    Curmudgeon, how about you read what applies to you and ignore the rest. I’d rather get too much info than not enough.

  • Curmudgeon

    GHB You can go the MTA site for all of the details. What is important to us in the Heights is where trains are running or not in the neighborhood. I realize it’s a big world out there, but this is a local blog. Less is more.