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Major Disruptions Coming For Brooklyn Straphangers

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Straphangers in Brooklyn will be subject to major disruptions for five weekends beginning May 2.

A switch replacement and maintenance project is set to get underway that weekend.

The work will take place from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday on the weekends of May 2-5, May 9-12, May 16-19, May 23-27 until Tuesday Memorial Day weekend, and May 30-June 2.

While the work is in progress, No. 2 trains will be suspended between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College, No. 3 trains will not be running at all, and No. 4 trains will be suspended between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will be in place between New Lots and Flatbush avenues.

During the suspensions, switches will be replaced at Nostrand Avenue and President Street, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said is crucial for the safe operations of trains along the Eastern Parkway corridor.

The MTA will also work on repairs to a circuit breaker house, replace the track north of the President Street Station, install new wooden ties and a new concrete track bed, perform maintenance on the tracks along the No. 3 line between Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and New Lots Avenue, and finish reconstruction of the switches at New Lots Avenue.

Meanwhile for this weekend, 11 lines will also be rerouted for track work.

• The No. 4 Train will not be running at all. No. 5 trains are to be used as an alternative in Brooklyn and Manhattan;

• The No. Train is extended to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue to make up for absent No. 4 Trains;

• The No. 6 Train stations at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road in the Bronx are closed for renovation;

• The A Train is not running between Jay-Street MetroTech and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn;

• The C Train is not running between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn;

• The Queens-bound E Train is rerouted to the F Line between West 4th Street in Manhattan and 21st Street-Queensbridge in Queens;

• The Jamaica Center-bound J Train will run express between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn;

• The M Train will only be available every 20 minutes;

• The Coney Island-bound N Train will make extra stops at 45th Street and 53rd Street in Brooklyn;

• The Coney Island-bound Q Train will not stop at Parkside Avenue, Beverley Road or Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn, all of which are closed for renovation;

• The R Train will not be running between 59th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn.

Also, Staten Island Railway trains may not connect with the Staten Island Ferry.

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