B/Q Subway Service Advisories: 7/23-7/27

"The Q Train," pastel on paper, 22x30, by artist Nigel van Wieck

Once again, there will be significant service changes to both B and Q lines, so area commuters who use those lines may wish to reference this post during the week. The changes for both lines are as follows:


From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 23-27, Manhattan-bound B trains will run local from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park. Allow yourself additional travel time.

From 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, July 23-27, there will be no B, D, F, or M service at any Sixth Avenue stations: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street-Herald Square, 42nd St-Bryant Park, 47-50 Rockefeller Center, and 57th Street.

B and M service ends early in Manhattan. D and F trains are rerouted.

The trains operate as follows


F trains are rerouted via the E, in both directions, between West 4th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

D trains are rerouted and operate in two sections:

  1. Between 205th Street and the 2nd Avenue F train station, via C between 59 Street-Columbus Circle and West 4th St, and via F to/from 2nd Avenue, last stop.
  2. Between Stillwell Avenue and West 4th Street.

West 4th Street is the last stop for D trains originating in Brooklyn.

Note: D trains run local between 145th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

Travel alternatives


Use the 8th Avenue A, C, and E stations to connect with D and F trains.

Q service is extended to 21st St-Queensbridge via the F after 57th Street-7th Avenue. Transfer between F and Q trains at 42nd Street-Port Authority/Times Square-42nd Street, through the passageway.

Transfer between D trains at Broadway-Lafayette Street.


From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 23-27, Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

From 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, July 23-27, Q train service is extended to 21st Street-Queensbridge.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, July 24-27, Manhattan-bound Q trains run via the R from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street. Allow additional travel time.

Both B and Q line service changes affect one or more ADA accessible stations. Call 511 if you need any help planning your trip. Also, if you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay. For further information, go to mta.info and read station signs.


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