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The Next Phase Of CBTC Work On The F-Line Starts In Brooklyn

Posted by Michael549 on Fri Jul 31 21:21:13 2020

To re-cap, the MTA is installing CBTC systems and replacing the 70-year old fixed signal system on the F-line, from Church Avenue to Coney Island. This requires several weekends where the F-train ends at the Church Avenue station without a direct path from there to the Coney Island station. Brooklyn F-train riders are requested to use "round-about" methods with the D, N and Q lines and local buses to complete their trips on weekends.

This new round of work will begin August 1st, 2020 to December 21, 2020.

Some months back the MTA had talked about a direct bus replacement for the F-train in this area on McDonald Avenue (where there is not a bus route), but during the COVID-19 shut-down that bus route was never implemented, and any information related to it was removed.

Some Interesting Information & Dates:

1) The N-train will continue to run local most weekends until December 2020 on Fourth Avenue to facilitate transfers between the F-train and the N-train at the Fourth Avenue-9th Street station.

2) The full-length weekend F-train service will be restored from October 9 to 23 and on Thanksgiving weekend. The MTA mentions that any weekend where there is very bad weather the MTA will restore full-length F-train service.

3) On this forum we've talked about changes to the track switch interlocking at the Kings Highway station before. It seems that from August 31 to September 25, F trains will run express between Avenue X and Church Av for in-service work, with trains normally terminating at Kings Highway terminating at Church Av and 18 Av.

4) The work will start on Friday nights about 10pm, with the above mentioned stations closed until 5am, Monday morning.

5) Additional work on the F-train is expected to continue into 2021 an 2022.

Mike


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