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Friday, November 18, 2011

No Queens Bound F Train To Roosevelt Island Again This Weekend - Would You Prefer Weekend Or Late Night Service Disruptions?

Received this F Train subway advisory from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised there will be no Queens bound F train service from 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19th to Monday November 21st.  
Tram and Red Bus Service will run until 5:00 a.m. during this time frame.

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
The MTA Weekender has more information on subway service disruptions this weekend.

The constant weekend subway service disruptions is not just a pain for Roosevelt Islanders but for all New Yorkers. According to this NY Times November 14 article:
They are the three words no subway rider wants to see: weekend service advisory, a sure sign that smooth travels do not lie ahead

But a new approach by New York City Transit to reduce weekend disruptions has a catch: the solution may make weekday service a whole lot worse.

In an unorthodox plan unveiled on Monday, transit officials said they would experiment with shutting down long swaths of the major subway lines in Manhattan during overnight hours, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for several weekdays in a row, to ease and expedite required maintenance.

For more complex repair work, the agency would consider closing some track segments for up to 16 days at a time, with no service day or night....
Click here to read the entire NY Times article.

So what would you prefer, weekend or late night subway service disruptions?