Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Presidents Day weekend, from about 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 14 to about 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18,  there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will be originating and terminating at Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan before Brooklyn (5 trains always stop and originate there on weekends). 2 and 3 trains should (we stress SHOULD) be running normally, and 3 trains will be making the 4 train’s stops between Franklin and New Lots avenues. This is the only planned service change directly affecting service at any local station this weekend.

The following work week, late nights Tuesday, February 18 to Friday, February 21, there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as N trains will be diverted to the Q line over the Manhattan Bridge between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street, and R trains will not be running between 36th Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan, which is where they originate and terminate during late nights.

These are the PLANNED service changes for the coming weekend and following work week that directly affect service at local stations. If you’re planning to take a train not affected by these planned changes, we urge you to first check MTA Info to see if there are any unplanned service disruptions. Also, always check MTA Info for planned or unplanned changes that may affect your trip on other parts of the system.

Lincoln photo: Alexander Gardner (public domain).

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  • Reggie

    The first elevated passenger rail service in New York City, the IRT’s Ninth Avenue Line, opened in 1868, three years after President Lincoln’s assassination. Therefore, the 16th president of the United States never rode on the subway here or its precursors.

  • Cranberry Beret

    People on this blog are such nitpickers.

  • Robert Perris

    I was merely connecting the image with the topic. When I saw what picture Claude chose to use, I wondered, could Lincoln have taken the subway (or an elevated train) to Cooper Union for his speech on the expansion of slavery into western states? Many historians attribute his election in 1860—he wasn’t yet a candidate when he spoke—to those remarks. I wasn’t sure when electrified public transportation begin in New York City. Answer: later; elevated service in 1868 and the subway per se in 1904.

  • Andrew Porter

    So you don’t count streetcars, either electric or horse drawn, as transit?

  • Reggie

    There were so many different companies and I don’t think they cross-honored each others fares, so no, but I wouldn’t rule out be convinced otherwise. I was mostly just connecting the image with the topic.