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What to expect from the subway this weekend

The long-awaited weekend is here, and so is the MTA’s weekend subway work.
Here's what to expect from the MTA's weekend subway work.
Plan accordingly for this weekend's subway work. (Pixabay)

It’s finally Friday — congrats on making it through another week! But along with the long-awaited end of the workweek comes the MTA’s weekend work.

Here’s some of what to expect from your subway system this weekend:

• 1/2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, uptown 1 and 2 trains will run express from Times Square-42nd Street to 72nd Street for continuing rail and track replacements.


• 2/3

During that same timeframe, 2 and 3 service will be suspended in Brooklyn for Hurricane Sandy recovery work in the Clark Street Tunnel.

3 service will be replaced by the 4 train, which will run local to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue, and there will be free shuttle buses from there to New Lots Avenue.

5 trains, also running local, will extend to Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College to replace 2 service.

Since there will not be service at the Clark Street and Hoyt Street stations, straphangers can transfer to the N, Q or R at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.

In Manhattan, 2 trains will run from the Bronx to South Ferry, going local from Penn Station to South Ferry. 3 trains will operate between Harlem-148th Street and 14th Street.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, downtown 2 and 3 trains will run local from 96th Street to Times Square for track maintenance.

• 7

Flushing-Main Street-bound 7 trains will run express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point for track panel installation.

• A/C

A trains will run local in both directions between Euclid Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday due to electrical work.

Uptown A and C trains will run express between Canal and 59th Street-Columbus Circle from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for signal work.

• D/N

Manhattan-bound D and N trains will operate express between 59th Street/36th Street and Barclays Center in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday due to work at Prospect Avenue.

• E/F

E and F trains will bypass Spring and 23rd streets for signal improvements and switch maintenance from 11:45 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Additionally, Jamaica Center/Jamaica-bound E and F trains will go local from Queens Plaza (E) and 21st Street-Queensbridge (F) to 71st Avenue for Queens Boulevard signal improvements.

For the complete schedule of this weekend’s work, visit MTA.info.