Downtown Trains Diverted Along the E Line

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend

Updated 4 weeks ago
No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
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Starting tonight (Friday) at 10:45 p.m., there will me no F Train or other subway service southbound into Manhattan from Roosevelt Island. Service resumes Monday morning at 5:00. Here are some things you can do about it.

If you prefer staying above ground when you can, as I do, you're first choice is probably the obvious: Enjoy a float across the East River on the Tram.

But the Tram can get crowded on such weekends and may have long lines. Accessibility isn't great for the mobility challenged, and rickety elevator service that's needed replacement for a decade or more at 2nd Avenue is never a sure thing.

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
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A great alternative, is the NYC Ferry. Plenty of transfers are available, accessibility is excellent, and on arrival at Manhattan landings at 34th Street and Wall Street, land based options are nearby. If you take the hop only as far as Long Island City, you'll find a rich shoreline of parks and services with more available on nearby streets. Good time to get acquainted, if you haven't already done so.

Your final predictable alternative, good especially in bad weather, is to take the Queens bound F, which is running as regularly as it usually is on weekends (Sorry!), which is often unpredictable. After the first stop at 21st Street, you express to an accessible junction of numerous lines at Roosevelt Avenue in Jamaica.

If you can tolerate the wait, you can also bus to Queens Plaza on the Q102 and catch a subway there.

Best of luck.

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
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Here's the MTA's official announcement:

Weekend Service Notice

  SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS | 10:45 PM Fri, Aug 17 to 5 AM Mon, Aug 20 Coney Island-bound  trains run via the  from Roosevelt Av, Queens to Canal St, Manhattan and via the  to Jay St-MetroTech, Brooklyn


No Coney Island-bound  service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63, 57, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 34 St-Herald Sq, 23, 14, B'way-Lafayette Sts, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway and York St.

Travel Alternatives
Take the Jamaica-bound  and/or nearby 8 Av  .
Transfer between trains at 34 St-Herald Sq  (Jamaica-bound only), W 4 St     and/or Jay St-MetroTech   .  
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