New year, same subway challenges. This weekend will be the start of significant service disruptions along the 7 line—making travel between Manhattan and Queens more complicated—and of long-term construction at several stations in Washington Heights, beginning on January 5 with the closure of the 1 train’s 168 Street station (some good news: A and C trains will still be servicing the station). Riders can expect to encounter skipped stops across many lines and long wait times. Read on for a detailed list of the planned service changes.
1 trains skip 168 Street in both directions.
2 trains aren’t running between 96 Street in Manhattan and 241 Street in the Bronx. Take the 5 train or a free shuttle bus instead.
There will be no 3 train service between 148 Street in Manhattan and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn—take the 2, 4 or a free shuttle bus instead. 4 trains replace the 3 between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue.
6 (4 late night) trains skip 28 Street in both directions.
Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip 161 Street, 167 Street, 170 Street, Mt Eden Avenue, and 176 Street. 4 trains will be running every 16 minutes.
The 5 train will be running in two sections: 1. Between E 180 Street and Dyre Avenue in the Bronx and 2. Between Bowling Green in Manhattan and E 180 St in the Bronx and via the 2 to/from 241 Street. You’ll need to transfer at E 180 Street to continue your trip.
The 7 train will not be running between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards. Look to the E, F, N, R, W, and S train for alternate routes.
Brooklyn-bound A trains skip 50 Street, 23 Street and Spring Street in Manhattan. There will be no A service in Queens between Howard Beach-JFK and Mott Avenue, but there will be free shuttle buses available. A trains will run every 10 minutes.
Euclid Avenue-bound C trains skip 50 Street, 23 Street and Spring Street in Manhattan. C trains will run every 12 minutes.
E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. World Trade Center-bound E trains skip 23 Street and Spring Street in Manhattan.
167 Street B, D Station is closed.
The 62 Street/New Utrecht Avenue Station D, N transfer passageway is closed due to elevator repairs. There will be no D service between Bay Pkwy and Stillwell Avenue, take a free shuttle bus instead. D trains will run every 12 minutes.
Jamaica-bound F trains skip 14 Street and 23 Street in Manhattan. Coney Island-bound F trains run via the A from W 4 Street to Jay Street-MetroTech and via the E from Roosevelt Avenue to 5 Avenue/53 Street.
There will be no M service between Metropolitan Avenue and Essex Street. Take the J or a free shuttle bus.
Broadway and 39 Avenue N and W stations are closed. Coney Island-bound N trains skip 30 Avenue and 36 Avenue in Queens as well as Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Avenue, 18 Avenue, and 20 Avenue. Astoria-bound N trains skip Prince Street, 8 Street, 23 Street, and 28 Street in Manhattan. N Trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 Street and 45 Street in both directions. N trains will run every 12 minutes.
96 Street-bound Q trains and Forest Hills-bound R trains will skip Prince Street, 8 Street, 23 Street, and 28 Street in Manhattan.
The W train will be running between Whitehall Street in Manhattan and Ditmars Blvd in Queens. Whitehall Street-bound W trains will skip 30 Avenue and 36 Avenue in Queens.
There won’t be J service between 121 Street and Jamaica Center in Queens, take the E or a free shuttle bus.
The G won’t be running between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn and Court Square in Queens, but there will be shuttle bus service.
Per the whims of the MTA, there will probably be other problems, and the problems stated above are subject to change and worsen.