F Train Weekend Cluster...Complex Series of Service Changes
If you depend on the F train to get places and you normally catch the train between Jay Street-Borough Hall and Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, be prepared to take shuttle buses this weekend or walk. The same set of disruptions that occurred a few weeks ago are happening again and the instructions are so complex that we watched people stop and stare at the notices for long periods of time. Here is the rundown, from the MTA Service Advisory page:
Free shuttle buses replace F G trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and 7 AvSimple, right?
Weekend, Apr 5 – 7, 12:01 AM Sat to 5 AM Mon
• Transfer between the A, F, G trains and shuttle buses at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
• For service to/from Bergen, Carroll, and Smith-9 Sts, transfer between the F G trains and local shuttle bus at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts or transfer between F trains and local shuttle bus at 7 Av, southbound, or 4 Av, northbound.
• F trains run between 179 and Jay Sts and then replace the C to Euclid Av; the F also runs from 7 Av to Stillwell Av, southbound and from Stillwell Av to 4 Av,
• D trains run on the R track between Pacific and 36 Sts.
Best way to Manhattan: Take the F to 4 Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D on the local track to West 4 St and transfer back to the F.
Best way to Brooklyn: Take the F to West 4 St and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound D to 4 Av. Transfer to a shuttle bus to 7 Av where F service to Coney Island is available.
Note: Coney Island-bound F trains leaving 7 Av skip 15 St-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Pkwy. A shuttle train at 7 Av will serve 15 St-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Pkwy, southbound.