MTA Preps For Snow, Plus Weekend Service Changes


G train at 4th/9th subway station

The MTA is getting ready for the big storm that’s expected to hit the city tonight and into tomorrow morning, and note that de-icers are ready to be deployed and snow and ice-busting equipment are getting fueled up, and they say stations will be staffed to de-ice platforms.

They have a guide to possible service changes in case of severe weather, which notes some lines with outdoor sections — including the F/G and B/Q — could be ones that experience delays or temporary suspensions. Additionally, some express service could be impacted, because they move trains underground in anticipation of heavy snow or ice.

As for buses, those are also being prepped, and the Department of Buses will work in cooperation with the Department of Sanitation to help with the salt spreading and snow fighting.

If you need to travel tonight and tomorrow morning, be careful out there, and give yourself some extra time to get around.

Once the snow has finished falling, there are some service changes still scheduled for this weekend:

D trains make local stops at 23 St and 14 St in both directions
Weekends, 12:01am Sat to 5am Mon, Jan 4-6
Allow additional travel time.

Jamaica-bound F trains run via the A after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av
Weekend, 9:45pm Fri to 5am Mon, Jan 3-6
No Jamaica-bound F service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge.

Coney Island-bound F trains run via the A from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech
Weekend, 11:45pm Fri to 5am Mon, Jan 3-6
No Coney Island-bound service at B’way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St.

No R trains between Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn
All times until October 2014
No R service at City Hall, Cortlandt, Rector, Whitehall, Court Streets, and Jay Street-MetroTech. R service operates between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Bay Ridge-95th Street. Trains run via the Q in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue.

These schedules could change, however, so be sure to check for the latest information.

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