Based on the number of suitcases spotted during this morning's commute, the city is sure to empty out this weekend, with at least 90 percent of remaining habitants set to clog the York Avenue F stop during Saturday's fireworks celebration. The MTA is also celebrating July 4th weekend with a few funky changes, although at least this time only 10 lines are getting smacked with service work. Yay America!
Here's what's on tap:
1 trains will not run in either direction between 14th Street and South Ferry, starting at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday. Uptown trains will skip 18 St, 23 St and 28 St during this period; downtown trains will skip 28 St, 23 St and 18 St on days and evenings.
2 trains will make local stops between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station, starting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. Monday. Trains will also be suspended in both directions between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, starting at 3:30 a.m. Saturday and ending at 10 p.m. Sunday.
3 trains will not run in either direction between Chambers St and 34 St-Penn Station, starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at midnight on Sunday.
5 trains will not run in either direction between E 180 St and Bowling Green, with that change in effect from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains will make express stops from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Inwood-207 St bound A trains will make express stops from Canal St to 125 St, with that change in effect from 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
168 St-bound C trains will make express stops between Canal St and 125 St, starting at 6;20 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains will run express from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Av from 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday.
Jamaica-179 St bound F trains will reroute along the A line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq, starting at 11:45 p.m. Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. Monday.
Forest Hills-71 Av bound R trains will make express stops from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71 Ave from 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday.