Update: Clark Street did not open Monday. A worker told reader C Walsh it would open “later this week.” The Clark Street station, serving the 2 and 3 lines, which also stop at Borough Hall, has been closed since November 2, during which time the MTA has been replacing the three ancient elevators that have served it for many years. Word is, based on readers Kizz’s and Andrew Porter’s conversations with workers on the site, reported on yesterday’s Open Thread Wednesday, that work and presumably testing) will be complete this Sunday, April 24, and will be open to the public on Monday, April 25.
As we noted earlier, the MTA plans to replace the elevators serving the N and R lines at Court Street with work beginning “sometime in May.” We have nothing yet more definite than that. Fortunately, the N and R are also accessible through the Borough Hall Station entrance at Court and Montague Streets, an entrance that involves escalators or stairs not elevators.
As for planned service changes: This weekend — late Friday night, April 22 to early Monday morning April 25 — there will be no Manhattan bound service at High Street, as A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech in Brooklyn and West 4th Street in Manhattan. No 3 trains will be running, but 2 trains should be running normally. Also, for those traveling into or from Brooklyn, 4 trains will be making 3 stops between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue. There will be no late night R service, though N trains should be running normally. Also, all weekend R trains will not be running to or from Bay Ridge. To get to or from there, free shuttle buses will run between 36th Street and Bay Ridge-95th Street.
The following work week — late nights Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28 — there will be no R service. To get to or from Bay Ridge transfer between an N train and a free shuttle bus at 36th Street.
These are the planned service changes directly affecting service at local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect stations to or from which you may be traveling.