According to Gridlock Sam there will be no L service between Myrtle Ave. and 8th Ave. this weekend. The M will run during most of the day between Metropolitan Ave. to 2nd Ave. and 96th Street. That is one train running on 4 different subway lines (M-J-F-Q).
It is the Daily News, you never know. It could be next weekend, what was strange was that the L was to be suspended only to 5 AM on Monday. with Monday being a Federal Holiday, you would think that they would have extended the GO to Tuesday morning.
on Sat Jan 15 04:07:07 2022, in response to Re: Weekend Rerouting M Train, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Fri Jan 14 11:02:57 2022.
All thanks to the re-opening of the lesser-used Chrystie branch between Essex and Bway-Lafayette, which allows Eastern division trains to go north, where formerly they had no choice but to terminate downtown or go south, like to Brighton or West End.
That branch was OOS for years, longer than it had been in service with the KK, almost making it look like a waste, until the V was eliminated and the M took over. Out of that budget crunch and subsequent service reductions came one service improvement.
When I was in Southern California, I always like the holidays that weren't completely holidays, like MLK, President's Day (not Veterans Day, as my employer, USC, didn't observe it). Since I didn't have a car, I could go places using the weekday schedule, which in many cases was better than the Saturday schedule (we won't discuss Sunday).
Although many BMT Eastern lines went physically south, standard operating procedure labeled them as north and the track numberings bear this out. Pre Chrystie, the terminals at Canal, Chambers and Broad and Bridge/Jay Sts were all north terminals.