Friday, April 04, 2008

F Train Weekend Cluster...Complex Series of Service Changes

F Train 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 Av
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.
Simple, right?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So.. there goes getting to the Brownstoner Flea Market in Fort Green..

8:41 AM  
Blogger Samo said...

Since when does the D ever stop at 4th avenue?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It stops locally when this particular diversion happens. Don't bother with the shuttle bus nightmare if you want to do the proposed transfer at H-Schm. It SUCKS. Thank God for the D at 9th St! Took me an Hr+20 to get from PSlope to 42nd because of that horror show last time they did this!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

I'm confused here. If the F can go northbound all the way to 4th Avenue, why can't you take it southbound FROM 4th Avenue? The train has to go somewhere, right? It's not like the trains just magically disappear once they get to 4th Avenue.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Z. Madison said...

It should read "Best way to get to Manhattan: Cab"

People were gawking at this sign in the Carroll Street station. I took one look at it and it made my brain hurt.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Will the shuttle buses be stopping at the Carroll Street stop? Or are they going non-stop from 4th Ave to Hoyt Schermerhorn?

9:25 PM  

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