No Roosevelt Island F Train Service To Manhattan This Weekend And Next - Resident Asks NYC Planning Representative Why Almost Every Weekend Subway Service Disruptions?
According to the MTA:
F Coney Island-bound trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av to 5 Av/53 StThe Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
Weekend, 11:15 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Nov 15 - 18
Trains resume regular service at 47-50 Sts.
No Coney Island-bound service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.
Please be advised there will be no Manhattan bound F train service from 11:15 P.M. Friday, November 15th through 5:00 A.M. Monday, November 18 and from 11:15 P.M. Friday, November 22nd through 5:00 A.M. Monday, November 25th.During NYC Planning Department Western Queens/Roosevelt Island Transportation Study presentation to Community Board 8 (CB8) Roosevelt Island committee last night, a Roosevelt Island resident asked about why the constant Roosevelt Island F Train weekend subway service disruptions.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
The NYC Planning Department representative did not have an answer.
CB 8 member Larry Parnes indicated that he thought the Roosevelt Island weekend F Train subway disruptions are caused by work related to the construction of the Second Avenue tunnel and that this work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. Mr. Parnes added that he did not know if there is other work related to subway service maintenance and rehabilitation which might require additional Roosevelt Island weekend subway service disruptions after completion of the Second Avenue tunnel work.
Here's video of that discussion as well as more Roosevelt Island Transportation Q and A including on bus service to Long Island City/Astoria, Ferry service, bike sharing and pedestrian access to the Queensboro Bridge.
Will have more on the Western Queens Roosevelt Island Transportation Study in later post.
UPDATE 11/16 - Here is the NYC Planning Department Western Queens/Roosevelt Island Transportation presentation to CB 8 Roosevelt Island committee that took place prior to the question and answer period shown in the two videos above.
UPDATE 6:30 PM - Here's the NYC Department of Planning Western Queens/Roosevelt Island Transportation slide presentation to CB 8.