Friday, April 12, 2013

Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Subway Apocalypse

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM

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So, granted, "apocalypse" may be a strong word. Come Monday morning, fire will (presumably) not have rained down upon our heads, society as we know it will still be intact, etc. etc. Still, between this rain (which isn't going to stop all day and all night, by the way) and the MTA's announcement that almost every single subway line will be experiencing maintenance-related disruptions this weekend, well, it's reason enough to spend the next 72 hours locked in our apartments, sulking and abusing Seamless.

If you do, however, choose to "leave the house" and "engage in society," there are some changes you'll need to know about on key Brooklyn trains. Miraculously, none of them seem to be on the L.


The F and the G

The main disruption here will be at the Smith-9th station, which, per ongoing renovations, both trains will be skipping entirely, with the B61 and B57 buses as the only alternative. Brooklyn-bound F trains will also be running on the M line between 36th Street in Queens and the 47th-50th station in Manhattan.

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Due to work on the Williamsburg bridge, the J won't be running into Manhattan at all this weekend, and service is suspended between Hewes and Essex Street. Free shuttle buses will be running in between the two stations, with a stop at Marcy at well. More likely than not, this just means that the L will be that much more crowded. As for the M, it'll be skipping the Central Ave station, which is undergoing maintenance work.



So, there's a lot going on here. Between DeKalb and Canal, N and R trains will be running on the Q line, and the Brooklyn-bound N will be rerouted over the D. The N and R also won't be running Manhattan-bound trains from Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortland Street, or City Hall, and the MTA is recommending that passengers take the 4 or the A instead.

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S Line

The Franklin Avenue Shuttle won't be running at all this weekend, and instead will be replaced by shuttle buses stopping at Franklin Avenue, Park Place, Botanic Graden, and Prospect Park. There are scores of other changes as well, most of them affecting small stretches of lines within Manhattan. Like we said, it maybe for the best not to leave the house.

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