Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have notified us that new MTA President Andy Byford (photo) will be present to talk and answer questions about his plan to repair and improve the subway system at a town hall meeting to be held this coming Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30 t0 8:30 PM at the John Jay Educational Complex, 237 7th Avenue, between 4th and 5th streets in Park Slope. If you want to attend, please RSVP by calling 718-788-7221 or emailing the office of Assembly Member Robert Carroll, who is sponsoring the the meeting, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now for the coming subway nitty-gritty.
This Memorial day weekend is almost a repeat of the previous, except that service changes will last until early Tuesday instead of Monday morning. Apart from the absence of 2/3 service in either direction at Clark Street and at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, which the MTA tells us will end at midnight on Sunday, June 24, the only route diversion affecting local stations negatively is that, from 9:30 Friday, May 25 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, May 29, F trains in both directions are being re-routed to the A/C line from Manhattan to Jay Street-MetroTech, which means no service at York Street in DUMBO. D trains are also being re-routed to the A/C line: since A/C trains should be running normally, this means there will be lots of service in both directions at High Street. There will be free shuttle buses connecting Jay Street and York Street, ans also connecting the LES stops on the F with West 4th Street. There will also be extra service at Court Street and on the N/R platforms at Jay Street, as N trains, which normally follow the R route only during late night hours, will be taking the R route all the long weekend.
The following work week (Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 1) late nights from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. 4 trains will provide alternative service. These same nights from 11:45 PM to 5:00 AM there will be no R service in either direction at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, but N trains should be running normally at these stops. For service to or from R stops in Bay Ridge, transfer to or from free shuttle buses and the N at 36th Street.
For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.
Andy Byford photo: By HiMY SYeD [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons