Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 13 until about 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 there will be no C trains running, but A trains should be providing service in both directions at High Street and at Jay Street-MetroTech. A trains will be making local stops in Brooklyn, but in Manhattan A trains will be diverted to the D line in both directions between West 4th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle, so there will be no service to or from Brooklyn at these A/C stations: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street-Penn Station, 42nd Street-Port Authority, and 50th Street. Late nights Friday to Saturday, Saturday to Sunday, and Sunday to Monday there will be no R train service in either direction at Court Street or Jay Street, but N trains should be running normally in both directions.

The following work week – Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 – will see a number of late night service changes. Late nights Monday to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, and Wednesday to Thursday there will be no 3 train service in either direction at Clark Street or Borough Hall. Use 2 or 4 trains instead; for those traveling to or from stations in Brooklyn, 2 trains will make all 3 stops between Borough Hall and Franklin Avenue, and 4 trains will make all 3 train stops between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue. Late nights Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, and Thursday to Friday there will be no R train service in either direction at Court Street or Jay Street-MetroTech, and no Manhattan bound N service at either of these stations, but Manhattan bound Q trains are being diverted to this line during these same hours. Consequently, during these late nights Brooklyn bound service to Court or Jay will be by the N, and Manhattan bound service by the Q.

While the Transit Authority has stated it has no plans to curtail frequency of service because of reduced transit usage during the coronavirus emergency, it is reducing the frequency of rush hour (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) service on the 4/5 line, which serves Borough Hall, from every 4-5 minutes to every 5-7 minutes, each day next week March 16-20) and the following week (March 23-27).  This is being done “to accommodate track replacement work near Canal St[reet].”

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.

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