Two weekends ago, we all bravely weathered the storm of an all-consuming (well, other than the L train) Subway Apocalypse. It wasn't so bad, but you know, it wasn't ideal. And now that warmer weather is here, so is construction season.
Meaning that this weekend, we'll be seeing a second — if slightly smaller — subway apocalypse, once again affecting most major Brooklyn lines besides the L. So, in hopes of keeping our readers from blowing precious beer money on last-minute cabs, here are all the changes you'll need to know.
This one will mainly affect you if you're pretty far out in Brooklyn: between the Euclid Ave and Broadway Junction stops, both the A and C will be running express. Could be better, could be worse.
What, you thought just because construction finally finished on the Smith-9th Street station you'd be off the hook? No dice. Coney Island-bound F trains will be running on the A line between West 4th and Jay Street-MetroTech, and G service will be suspended entirely between Church Ave and Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Instead, the train will be running in two parts, one section between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand, then a shuttle between Bedford-Nostrand and Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Useless, as always.
This one's simple: between 36th street and Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center, the N and R will be running express all weekend. Maybe make an unexpected stop at the Greenwood Cemetery?
So, the J is actually making it into Manhattan this weekend, which is great. It's just not getting very far. After Essex, you'll be taking a shuttle. As for the M, it's skipping Central Ave entirely until repairs are finished in August. Sad for big fans of Gotham City Lounge, probably workable for everyone else.
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