Bensonhurst Weekend Subway Alert – August 20-21

Hey there – a few non-weekend items to note about D-train service:

  1. The Coney Island-bound platform at 71st Street re-opens today! Though you will note below, there will be no service there this weekend, but then everything is back to normal on Monday morning.
  2. The 20th Avenue Station will close in both directions at midnight tonight, and will not reopen for over a week – Monday morning on August 29.
  3. The Coney Island-bound platform at 79th Street will close tonight at midnight as part of the weekend service diversion, but will not reopen until next Friday morning, on August 26.

With that out of the way, here are your subway diversions for the weekend of August 20-21, beginning Friday night/Saturday morning at midnight and continuing until 5am on Monday, unless otherwise noted:

Affected train Weekend service disruption
  • Coney Island-bound D-trains run on the N-line in Brooklyn from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, due to structural repair and station rehabilitation from 71st Street to Bay 50th Street.
  • Use N-line service to New Utrecht Avenue and Coney Island and transfer to Manhattan-bound D-trains to reach affected stations.
  • Reminder that the 20th Avenue station will be closed in both directions.
  • Normal service, notwithstanding the year-long closure of the Smith-9th Street station.


  • Normal service in Brooklyn.

Bensonhurst Weekend Subway Alert is a weekly look at the diversions affecting travel on the D-, F-, and N-lines through Bensonhurst and the rest of Brooklyn on the way to Manhattan. For information on diversions on other lines or beyond Brooklyn, refer to or Subway Weekender. Information is provided by the MTA and is current at the time of publication, but is subject to change.


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