Probably the only Heights residents using mass transit these days are those with jobs deemed essential who need transit to commute. As reported by Paula Katrinas in the Brooklyn Eagle, because of reduced ridership, the MTA has announced that it has eliminated weekday service on three lines – B, W, and Z – none of which (with some exceptions for W) serve Brooklyn Heights or nearby stations. Bus service is also being cut, on a systemwide basis, by twenty five percent. Local buses are free, with boarding at the rear door.
This weekend – tonight (Friday, March 27 to early Monday morning, March 30) there are no planned service changes that directly affect service at any local stations. The following week – Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 – there are late night disruptions to service on the 2 and 3, which mean no service in either direction at Clark Street or the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. during these late night hours, it’s best to use the A, 4, or N/R as options.
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.