Bensonhurst Weekend Subway Alert – Hurricane Preparedness Edition

[UPDATE 2:00 p.m.] – Governor Cuomo has announced that all public transit in the New York City metropolitan area – including subways, buses and commuter railroads – will be shutdown at noon tomorrow Saturday, August 27.

[UPDATE 1:20 p.m.] – The following was posted on the Daily News website:

“In New York, officials were preparing to deal with the storm, and transit officials said buses, subways and the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines could be halted as early as Friday afternoon if Hurricane Irene showed no sign of changing track.”

Construction work this weekend is cancelled. The subway and bus system is subject to a partial or complete suspension as Hurricane Irene moves closer to New York – potentially as early as Saturday Friday afternoon.

Wherever you take shelter this weekend, keep in mind that service may not be restored swiftly, particularly if storm surge results in flooding of streets and subway tunnels, or power to third rails and street lights is lost.

The following disruptions apply at all times, even during normal weekend service.

Affected train Weekend service disruption
  • Service is subject to suspension at any time this weekend.
  • Coney Island-bound trains will skip 71st Street.
  • Trains in both directions will skip 20th Avenue.
  • Service is subject to suspension at any time this weekend.
  • Trains in both directions skip Smith-9th Street.


  • Service is subject to suspension at any time this weekend.

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.