October 10, 2005

Normally, the subway is an easy way to get around. Four lines are convenient and the F train is inconvenient, but within walking distance.


But when the MTA is doing construction and the subways are running on crazy weekend schedules, things aren't so convenient. This weekend, the service:


2: Uptown trains run on the 4 from Nevins to 149 Sts 3: No trains running A: Brooklyn-bound trains run on the F from West 4 to Jay Sts C: Brooklyn-bound trains run on the F from West 4 to Jay Sts R: Trains rerouted in both directions over the Manhattan Bridge between Canal St and DeKalb Av

Good luck translating that into English. Actually, the service between boroughs wasn't quite as dire as I made the map out to be. Service to Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn was completely halted only on the R train. Brooklyn-bound trains remained in service on the 2 and Manhattan-bound service continued on the A/C.

Best of all, these kinds of service changes will be happening for the next three years.

Posted by Andrew Raff at October 10, 2005 05:09 PM
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Where did you get the maps for this post? Not the MTA site, right?

Posted by: bobby on October 11, 2005 03:38 PM

I started with maps from the Google Maps/Subway map mashup (which is somewhere in the Linky Links archive)

I tried to find the MTA neighborhood map, but the Brooklyn maps were never available online. The Manhattan neighborhood maps were at one point available online but now are viewable only in subway stations.

Posted by: Andrew on October 14, 2005 06:16 PM
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