B/Q Line Subway Service Advisories: 2/4 – 2/11


“Q Train” (pastel on paper, 22 x 30) by Nigel van Wieck

Here are this week’s subway service advisories for the B and Q trains. If these changes affect your schedule, please make sure you leave yourself enough time when firming up your commute or travel plans.

From Wednesday, February 6 to Friday, February 8, all Manhattan-bound B trains operating between 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. will run local from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park. At the same time, all Coney Island-bound Q trains will run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay.

Late night travelers, beware!

The Q train will be acting funky in the wee hours of the morning – again.

From Monday to Friday, January 4 to 8, late night Q service will operate in two sections, with our neck of the woods getting service every 30 minutes. The changes will be in effect from 11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night.

Service operates in two sections: 

  1. Between 57 St-7 Av and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr
  2. Between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Stillwell Av 

You’ll have to transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to continue your trip. Here’s the schedule, according to the MTA:

Departures to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr:

Stillwell Av Brighton Beach Kings Hwy Newkirk Plaza Prospect Park
11:51 PM 11:56 PM 12:03 AM 12:08 AM 12:16 AM
12:21 AM 12:26 AM 12:33 12:38 12:46
12:51 12:56 1:03 1:08 1:16
Then every 30 minutes until:
4:21 4:26 4:33 4:38 4:46


Departures to Stillwell Av:

Atlantic Av-
Barclays Ctr
Prospect Park Newkirk Plaza Kings Hwy Brighton Beach
12:35 AM 12:42 AM 12:47 AM 12:54 AM 1:02 AM
1:05 1:12 1:17 1:24 1:32
1:35 1:42 1:47 1:54 2:02
Then every 30 minutes until:
5:05 5:12 5:17 5:24 5:32

Note: At 7 Av and Prospect Park, all trains board at the Manhattan-bound platform.

These service changes affect one or more ADA accessible stations. Please call 511 for help with planning your trip. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay. For more information, visit mta.info.

  • Guest

    Is this for a certain time frame (ex 10-3, or late nights) or the whole day? Sorry if I missed that info

  • Mike Manhattan Beach

    The 30 min service of the Q is only for late night

    The Q running express from Prospect Park to Brighton and the B running local from

    Brighton to Prospect Park is only from 9:45 AM to 3 PM – come on Ned this is

    simple stuff to get right the 1st time.

  • We revised the article to add the times of day these changed will be in effect. We regret the inconvenience.

  • guest

    What is the MTA doing that they need to disrupt these lines so much? Did they not just rebuild much of it from Prospect to Sheepshead 2 years ago? How faulty was the work?