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5.11.2006

The MTA has made me it's bitch yet again

There's a ton of things I need to do this weekend, many of which involve leaving my little corner of the world in Carroll Gardens. The MTA, however, has decided that I should be held hostage. I've felt compassion for the L train riders on many an occasion, but I must say, the weekly plight of those living on the F line between Bergen and Smith/9th get shafted on a much more regular basis.

The MTA site has a feature that allows you to sign up for service disruption alerts. I've been a loyal subscriber for the past year or two. Here's the oh-so-helpful "Weekend Wrap-up" they've provided me with for this weekend:

F Train:

Downtown trains skip 23 and 14 Sts Weekend, 12:01 AM Sat to 5 AM Mon, May 6 - 8 & 13 - 15

Manhattan-bound trains skip Smith-9, Carroll, and Bergen Sts Weekend, 7 AM to 9 PM Sat and Sun, May 13 - 14

Summary: You are cockblocked from Manhattan. Take a cab or hike into DUMBO to catch something that may, or may not take you where you need to go.


G Train:
Manhattan-bound trains run express from 71-Continental to Roosevelt Avs Late night, 11:30 PM to 5 AM Mon to Fri, 12:01 AM to 5 AM Sat, May 8 - 13


No trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Smith-9 Sts Weekend, 7 AM to 9 PM Sat and Sun, May 13 - 14

Trains run in two sections:1. Between 71-Continental and Bedford-Nostrand Avs 2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts Weekend, 7 AM to 9 PM Sat and Sun, May 13 - 14

Trains run in two sections: 1. Between 71-Continental and Bedford-Nostrand Avs 2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Smith-9 Sts Late night, 10 PM to 5 AM Wed to Fri, May 10 - 12

Summary: I hate on the G line as it's the bastard red headed stepchild of the subway system regardless. Poor thing doesn't even get the chance to go into Manhattan. But even this train will not collect my sorry self from Carroll St.

A Train:

Brooklyn-bound trains run on the F from West 4 to Jay Sts Weekend, 11 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, May 12 - Jul 3 (normal service Jun 2 - 5), 11 PM Fri to 8 PM Sat, May 26 - 27

Brooklyn-bound trains run on the F from West 4 to Jay Sts Late night, 11 PM to 5 AM Mon to Fri until Jul 7 (normal service May 29 - 30 and Jul 4 - 5)


Trains run local in both directionsWeekend, 11 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, May 5 - 8


Uptown trains skip Spring, 23, and 50 Sts Weekend, 11 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, May 12 - 15


Avoid transfers to 4 5 at Fulton StWeekday, rush hour until 12:01 AM Tue, Jun 6

Summary: Just avoid taking the A at all until after July 4th as it's having a schitzo meltdown.

Thanks for that most helpful update, MTA.





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