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Weekend Subway Service Should Be A Breeze So Long As You Don't Take The 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, R, S Trains

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It's Friday. Murderous authoritarians are high-fiving each other. Ariana Grande is causing work stoppages across the country. And you still have to make your way home tonight...but will you? Cut my commute into pieces: this is the weekend subway changes report.

From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, downtown 4 & 5 trains will stop at 33rd St and 23rd St due to station improvements at Grand Central. (As a reminder, 5 service does not run in Manhattan overnight.)

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, uptown 4 & 6 trains run express from 14th St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42nd St due to station enhancements at 28th St. (4 & 6 trains will skip 28th St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.) Also, downtown 1 trains will skip 238th St. due to station improvements.

But wait, we're not done with the 5 yet: from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1st and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Eastchester-Dyre Av and Bowling Green due to station enhancements. (And beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, 5 service will end early between E 180th St and Bowling Green.)

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1st to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2nd, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th St-Broadway due to structural maintenance involving steel work near 61st St-Woodside.

Moving on to the lines named after the letters of the alphabet: from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, downtown A trains run local from 59th St-Columbus Circle to W 4th St-Wash Sq due to track maintenance between Jay St-MetroTech and Chambers St.

That sounded simple enough, right? Let's get complicated: from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, downtown A & C trains are rerouted via the F line from W 4th St-Wash Sq to Jay St-MetroTech to due to track maintenance between Jay St-MetroTech and Chambers St. For Spring St, Canal St and Chambers St, take the E via transfer at W 4th St. For Fulton St, take the E to/from World Trade Center. For High St, use the nearby York St F station. (And don't forget: Ctrains don't run over night.)

What about the B & D you ask? Is all well with those lines? No, all is chaos and hopelessness: starting 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, B service will end early due to track enhancements between 47-50th St and W 4th St, because there will be NO B service this weekend. Through January, all B & D trains will skip 167th St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project; they will also skip 174-175th Sts in both directions through December.

We're not done with the D yet though: from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, uptown D trains skip 155th St, 161st St-Yankee Stadium, and 170th St due to station enhancements at 167th St and 174-175th Sts. And from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound D trains skip DeKalb Av and run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36th St due to track and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Manhattan-bound E trains skip 65th St, Northern Blvd, 46th St, Steinway St and 36th St due to track maintenance.

Thank god everything is a cakewalk with the F...at least in the sense that a cake trying to walk around would also be a HUGE MESS. F trains will skip 57th St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project. From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 3rd, free shuttle buses replace F trains between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to track maintenance near Ditmas Av. (F trains will run between 179th St and Church Av.)

There's more: from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Brooklyn-bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Av to 21st St-Queensbridge overnight due to track maintenance. Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the E line after 47-50th St to Roosevelt Av. And from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, downtown F trains skip 14th St due to track maintenance.

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, free shuttle buses replace G trains between Nassau Av and Court Sq due to station enhancements at Greenpoint Av. (G trains will run between Nassau Av and Church Av.)

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov 30th. to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, free shuttle buses and/or 4, 6 or F trains replace J trains between Hewes St and Broad St due to structural improvements. (J trains will run between Jamaica Ctr and Hewes St in both directions.)

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 3rd, free shuttle buses and/or J trains replace M service between Delancey-Essex Sts and Myrtle Av due to structural improvements along the J, M & Z lines. M trains will run between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av. Also: beginning 8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, M service will end early between 71st Av and Myrtle Av due to structural improvements along the J, M & Z lines.

At all times until Spring 2019, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18th Av, and 20th Av, due to station rehabilitation work on the Sea Beach Line. Also: at all times until July 2019, N trains will run local in both directions between 59th St and 36th St in Brooklyn due to structural rehabilitation work. Also also: at all times until February 2019, N trains will skip Broadway and 39th Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.

Also also also: from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 3rd, free shuttle buses replace N trains between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza due to station improvements at Ditmars Blvd, Broadway and 39th Av. (N trains will run between Queensboro Plaza and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.)

Also also also also: from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 3rd, downtown N & R trains skip 49th St in Manhattan due to stations improvements.

Also also also also also: from 10:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Brooklyn-bound N & R trains are rerouted via the Q (Manhattan Bridge) from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, skipping DeKalb Av due to track and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.

Also also also also also also: from 10:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N and Bay Ridge-95 St R trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36th St due to track maintenance.

Also also also also also also also: overnight R trains will not run between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr this weekend!!

Almost done now: from 10:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3rd, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains are rerouted via the R (Lower Manhattan) from Canal St to DeKalb Av due to track maintenance. From 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, and from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd, Brooklyn-bound R trains are rerouted via the F line from 36th St, Queens to 57th St-7th Av due to track maintenance.

AND LASTLY: from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Sunday, Dec. 3rd, free shuttle buses replace the Franklin Av S trains due to track maintenance, tree trimming and removal and cleaning along the right of way. Free shuttle buses will make all S stops between Franklin Av and Prospect Park.

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