Bensonhurst Weekend Subway Update – September 17-18

A Gradall operator leveling the road bed in preparation for track installation at the Bay Parkway N-train station during last weekend's construction work. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Leonard Wiggins.

This weekend, the MTA is shutting down a significant portion of the F-line to advance the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation project to its next phase. This means no Manhattan trips for southern Brooklyn riders without either taking a shuttle bus, or backtracking to Coney Island to take the D-, N-, or Q-trains.

The subway diversions for the weekend of September 17-18 begin Friday night/Saturday morning at midnight and continue until 5am on Monday, unless otherwise noted.

Affected train Weekend service disruption
  • Manhattan-bound D-trains run on the N-line Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street. For service to/from the affected stations, use the Coney Island-bound D-train and switch directions at 62nd Street-New Utrecht Avenue or Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
  • Coney Island-bound trains skip 71st Street (all times until October 28).
  • D-trains run local from 36th Street to DeKalb Avenue.
  • There are no trains between 18th Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech, in order to advance the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation project to its next phase.
  • Free shuttle buses will operate in three sections: (1) local stops between 18th Avenue and 4th Avenue-9th Street, (2) local stops between 4th Avenue-9th Street and Jay Street-Metrotech, and (3) an express stopping ONLY at 18th Avenue, Ditmas Avenue, Church Avenue, and Jay Street-Metrotech.


  • Normal service. Guess they had to give us a break somewhere, eh?

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.