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Here are the subway service changes to pay attention to this weekend

By Clayton Guse

A series unexpected MTA service disruptions gave way to frustrating commutes for thousands of New Yorkers this week. But hey, at least beautiful weather has finally arrived in the city. If you're heading out to a patio or a swanky new rooftop bar this weekend, another run of subway service changes are poised to make traversing the city even more obnoxious. 

It's our goal to help you be on your way and out of subway purgatory while you're making the most of the city this weekend. With that in mind, we've compiled the most significant subway service changes that could throw a wrench in your plans. 

Downtown-bound 1 trains will be running express from 72nd Street to Chambers Street from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday.

Downtown-bound 2 trains will also run express through the same stretch from 11:45pm Friday through 6:30am Sunday and from 11:45pm Sunday through 5am Monday. Uptown-bound 2 trains will run local between Chambers and 96th Streets from 12:01am Saturday until 5am Monday.

Uptown-bound 3 trains will also run local between Chambers and 96th Streets from 12:01am Saturday through 5am Monday. 3 trains will also run to and from New Lots Avenue from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday, replacing the 4, which is not running in Brooklyn during that stretch.

5 train service is suspended this weekend from 11:30pm Friday through 5am Monday.

A and C trains will be rerouted to the F track between Jay Street and Washington Square. The service change will be in effect for the A from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday, and for the C between 6:30am and 11am on both Saturday and Sunday.

G train service is cut in half again, as trains will not be operating between Bedford-Nostrand and Court Square from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday.

To top things off, L trains will only be running every 20 minutes from 6:30am to 10am on Sunday, so plan accordingly if you were planning heading to Williamsburg for brunch.


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