Bensonhurst Weekend Subway Alert – June 18-19

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.

It’s the Because The MTA Hates Planning Around The One Day Each Year That’s Coney Island’s Busiest edition of the weekend subway alert. Given the Mermaid Parade and Brooklyn Cyclones opener, you’d think they’d make an extra effort at making sure the trains running into the Stillwell Avenue terminal are running smoothly, especially since they’ve been operating with minimal disruptions for the last three weekends. No, wait – only I’d think that, because I’m the resident MTA Apologist. Anyway, screw you D-train riders, we’ll be making your ride to Coney’s Isle a little more difficult this time.

The subway disruptions for June 18-19 begin Friday night at midnight and continue through Monday at 5am, unless otherwise noted:

Affected train Weekend service disruption
  • Coney Island-bound D-trains run on the N-line from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to structural repair/station rehabilitation from 71st Street to Bay 50th Street and ADA work at Bay Parkway.
  • Travelers from the effected stations should take a Manhattan-bound D-train to either 62 Street or 36th Street, and transfer to a Coney Island-bound N-train or D-train.
  • Travelers to the effected stations should take a Coney Island-bound N-train or D-train to New Utrecht Avenue or Stillwell Avenue, and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D-train.
  • On the way to Manhattan, be aware that Queens-bound trains are diverted to the A-line from Jay Street to West 4th Street in Manhattan.
  • Make your friends in DUMBO visit you for a change. It’s about damn time, anyway, the jerks.
  • Manhattan-bound F-trains skip Smith-9th Sts due to the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project (all times until March 2012).
  • No service to downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan stations between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street – overnight trains will continue to use the Manhattan Bridge.