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Subway and rail service changes: March 22-25, 2024

There are service changes on the subway and LIRR this weekend. Here's how that will affect how you get around.
Updated March 22, 2024 12:00 p.m.

Welcome to the first official weekend of spring! We're looking forward to more daylight than darkness every day for the next six months. Get out there and enjoy those bright evenings!

If you're traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend, there are two major service changes to be aware of.  trains aren't running in Manhattan or between Manhattan and Brooklyn while we perform structural maintenance.  trains are running in two sections and aren't running between Manhattan and Brooklyn while we replace tracks.

And a note for our 14 St customers: The passageway between the ​​ and ​ stations is closed this weekend. A free out-of-station street transfer is available using OMNY or MetroCard.

Here's what else is happening this weekend (also viewable as a handy map):

  •  trains aren't running in Brooklyn.
  •  trains aren't running between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Crescent St.
  •  trains aren't running between 8 Av and Lorimer St.
  •  trains aren't running between 34 St-Herald Sq and Kings Highway.

For more details, keep on scrolling. We’ve also got travel alternatives for stations that will be closed or skipped.

And don't forget to sign up for the MTA Weekender, a newsletter sent every Friday. You'll get these service changes directly in your inbox, with more than enough time to plan your weekend travel. Subscribe here.

Major subway service changes

 trains, Brooklyn

 trains aren't running between Bowling Green and Crown Heights-Utica Av in either direction from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from stations between Borough Hall and Franklin Av-Medgar Evers College, take  trains.
  • For service to/from Crown Heights-Utica Av, take the , which is running to New Lots Av all weekend.
  •  trains are running between Woodlawn and Bowling Green.

​ trains, Brooklyn and Queens

​​​​​ trains aren't running between Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Crescent St in either direction from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of accessibility improvement work.

  • Free J90 shuttle buses are running between Jamaica-Van Wyck ​ and Crescent St, making all  stops between 121 St and Crescent St​​​​. 
    • Look for signs outside your station for walking directions to the shuttle bus stop.
    • When exiting the subway at Jamaica-Van Wyck or Crescent St, get a GO Ticket from a station agent to re-enter.
  • For service to/from Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport, take the ​​​​​.
  • ​​ trains are running between Crescent St and Broad St.

 trains, Brooklyn and Manhattan

 trains aren't running between 8 Av and Lorimer St in either direction from 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of structural maintenance.

  • Free shuttle buses are running along two routes:
    • L92 in Manhattan, making all  stops between 8 Av and 1 Av and connecting with  trains at Delancey St-Essex St. M14A-SBS buses also make these stops.
    • In Brooklyn, between Bedford Av, Metropolitan Av/Lorimer St , Broadway , Hewes St , and Marcy Av .
    • When exiting the subway to transfer to a shuttle bus, get a GO Ticket from a station agent to re-enter.
  •  trains are running between 57 St and Middle Village-Metropolitan Av from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
  •  trains are running between Lorimer St and Canarsie-Rockaway Av.

 trains, Brooklyn and Manhattan

 trains aren't running between 34 St-Herald Sq and Kings Highway in either direction from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track replacement work.

  • For service between 34 St-Herald Sq and and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, take  trains.
  • For service between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Kings Hwy, take free shuttle buses, which are running along two routes:
    • Local between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Kings Hwy, making all  stops.
    • Nonstop between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Kings Hwy.
    • When exiting the subway at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Kings Hwy, get a GO Ticket from a station agent to re-enter.
  • ​ trains are running in two sections, every 10 minutes during the day and evening:
    • Between 96 St and 34 St-Herald Sq.
    • Between Kings Hwy and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

Other subway service changes

 trains, the Bronx and Manhattan

Downtown  and local  trains are running on the express track from 14 St to Chambers St from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of station maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take an uptown train.
  • During the day and evening, ​ trains are running every 8 minutes and ​ trains are running every 12 minutes while ​​​ trains share tracks in Manhattan.

Van Cortlandt Park-bound  trains aren't stopping between 215 St and Van Cortlandt Park-242 St from 3:45 a.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday because of station maintenance.

  • For service to bypassed stations, take a Manhattan-bound train.
  • For service from bypassed stations, take the Bx9 bus.

 trains, the Bronx

From 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Woodlawn-bound  trains aren't stopping at 138 St-Grand Concourse because of accessibility improvement work. From 6:45 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn-bound  trains aren't stopping between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Burnside Av because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Manhattan-bound train.

 trains, the Bronx

Manhattan-bound  trains are running on the express track from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av from 3:45 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday because of track replacement work.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Pelham Bay Park-bound train.
  • During the day and evening,  trains will run at reduced frequency in the Bronx. The last stop for alternating Bronx-bound  trains will be 3 Av-138 St. Transfer at 3 Av-138 to continue your trip.

 trains, Manhattan

 trains aren't stopping at 5 Av in either direction from 9:45 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday and 9:45 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday because of station improvement work.

  • Use nearby Grand Central-42 St or Times Sq-42 St.

 trains, Brooklyn and Manhattan

Uptown ​ and local ​ trains are running on the express track from 125 St to 168 St from 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a downtown train.

Euclid Av-bound  and Queens-bound local  trains are running on the express track from from Broadway Junction to Euclid Av from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of station improvement work.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Manhattan-bound train.

 trains, the Bronx

Manhattan-bound  trains are running on the express track from Fordham Rd to 145 St from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday because of electrical maintenance.

  • For service to/from bypassed stations, take a Norwood-bound train.

Long Island Rail Road service changes

Montauk Branch

Buses are replacing trains between Babylon and Montauk in both directions from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Sunday because of crossing replacement work.

  • Consider using the Ronkonkoma Branch if you can, since buses will take up to 75 minutes longer than normal train trips.
  • Check our TrainTime app or Schedules for more information.

Get updates

These service changes are subject to change, so check the MTA homepage before heading out; it's where you'll find up-to-the-minute information on subway, bus, and rail service. Our apps—MYmta and TrainTime—also provide real-time service information.

You can also contact us in real time for help planning your trip. We’re reachable via phone, on Twitter, WhatsApp, and more.

See how to contact us.