Friday, September 20, 2013

No Roosevelt Island F Train Serice To Manhattan This Weekend - Or Following 2 Weekends As Well Says MTA

According to the MTA:
F Coney Island-bound trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av to 5 Av/53 St

Weekends, 11:15 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, until Oct 7

Trains resume regular service at 47-50 Sts.

No Coney Island-bound F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
The MTA has advised that there will be no Manhattan bound F trains beginning September 20th-23rd from 11:15 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday.

The F train service disruption to Manhattan will continue on the following weekends:

September 27th -30th & October 4th -7th

Trains will be rerouted via the M line.

For service to Manhattan, take the Queens - bound F train to Roosevelt Ave and transfer to a Manhattan bound F train.

For up to the minute F train service updates, visit or call 511. To sign up for real time alerts on planned service changes, visit


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group


df540 said...

Will they ever finish this nonsense? Why are they doing this? What kind of explanation could be possible for this constant abuse of the residents of the this Island? A lot of people would like to know!!

Mark Lyon said...

As I understand it, they're working on station rehab and connection for the new T train on Second Avenue. Likely the closures will stop once the line is opened. There may also be some work for the LIRR tracks under the subway lines.

Closures will likely start again on the next weekend, as they begin repairs and maintenance.

rilander said...

I've heard the new subway line is not happening until 2016. If that's the case does that mean we can expect weekend disruptions until then?

Mark Lyon said...

You can keep up with progress updates at:

You can also contact Jessica Nepomiachi, Community Liaison for the 96th Street Station Area, via email at or after hours at (212) 792 9716. She can direct you to the correct person for the 63rd st area (I still get the 96th St updates because I used to live there and never changed my preferences).