Track services

MTA reroutes Q trains on weekends for track and train signal upgrades


Service changes will affect the busy Q subway line in Brooklyn this weekend and several weekends after, as crews make track and signal upgrades in the section between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Prospect Park, to improve service reliability and track resilience.

The line connects several major Brooklyn neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush-Midwood, Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island.

The MTA announced that the work, which will run for five consecutive weekends from this Friday, July 15 through Monday, August 15, from 11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., will reroute Coney Island-bound Q trains along the N line, and Q trains to Manhattan along the D line between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island.

The section of the tunnel where the work is taking place is under Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where there are only two lanes (one in each direction), an MTA spokesperson told the Eagle In Monday. There are no separate express or local lanes in this section, which means crews will inevitably block access between Atlantic Avenue/Barclays and Prospect Park.

Free shuttles will be provided between Atlantic Avenue and Prospect Park, and Q shuttle trains will run between Prospect Park and Stillwell Avenue.

During these times, Q trains to Coney Island will run via the N line between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Stillwell Avenue, nonstop between 59th Street and Stillwell Avenue.

Q trains to Manhattan will run via the D line from Stillwell Avenue to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, making stops at Bay Parkway, 62nd Street-New Utrecht Avenue, 9th Avenue and 36 Street, then Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center . .

Along with signaling and track improvements such as track replacement, installation of LED lighting, and replacement of the third rail protection panel, other injection efforts will strengthen ingress resistance. of water.