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Source: Flickr/haagenjerrys

Source: Flickr/haagenjerrys

Once again, the MTA has announced plans to raise fares and tolls - this time by 2 percent a year for the next two years. The 30-day MetroCard will definitely jump from $112 to $116.50, but the MTA is deliberating on whether to raise the price of the single ride MetroCard to $2.75, or keep it the same, effectively eliminating the bonus on the 30-day card.

Here’s a chart via Gothamist:

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As you can see, both options kind of suck.

Fares on the LIRR and Metro-North will also see varying increases, as will bridge tolls – including the dreaded Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll, which may jump a dollar. You can read more about that on the MTA website. The MTA plans to make a decision in March after hearing from commuters next month.

If you’d like to tell the MTA to take their fare hikes and shove it, be at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road (near the Flatbush junction), on Thursday, December 11. Registration is open from 5pm to 9pm. The hearing begins at 6pm.

Comments can also be submitted online through the MTA website, or by letter to MTA Government Affairs, 347 Madison Ave., New York, 10017.

Sheepshead Bay train platform. Photo by Roman Kruglov

Sheepshead Bay train platform. Photo by Roman Kruglov

B LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

Q LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Thursday, and from 9:45am to 2pm, Friday, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, Q trains in Manhattan are rerouted via the D 6 Av line to/from the 57 St F station

F LINE

There are no subway service advisories scheduled at this time.

Photo by Mary Bakija

Photo by Mary Bakija

Q LINE

From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

From 7am to 9pm, Saturday, and from 9am to 7pm, Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.

F LINE

From 9:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av.

  • To 57 St, take the Jamaica-bound F to the nearby 5 Av/53 St station. Or, transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq to an uptown N, Q, or R for service to nearby 57 St-7 Av.
  • To Lexington Av/63 St, take the Jamaica-bound F to Lexington Av/53 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6 to the nearby 59 St station.
  • To Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge, take the Jamaica-bound F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
  • From these stations, take a Coney Island-bound F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.
Source: Flickr/notarim

Source: Flickr/notarim

Happy Monday! There are a few changes to your daily commute this week. The southbound Q train is running express while the B going local–and the F line is screwy due to FasTrack work.

Here are the details:

B LINE

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.
9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, November 12-14

Q LINE

Downtown Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park.
9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, November 12-14
Take the B train for local service. Note: This service change affects one or more ADA accessible stations. Please call 511 for help with planning your trip.

F LINE

No F trains at B’way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St
Late nights, 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, November 10-14
Trains run via the A in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech. Free shuttle buses and D an J trains provide alternate service. Shuttle buses operate along two routes: 1. Between B’way-Lafayette St and East Broadway, stopping at 2 Av and Delancey St; and 2. between York St and Jay St-MetroTech.

These schedules will occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

Source: hannibal1107/Flickr

Q LINE

10:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Nov 7 – 10
Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

F LINE

There are no service adjustments scheduled at this time.

Church Avenue B:Q subway station

Happy Monday! Once again, the Manhattan-bound B will be running local and the Coney Island-bound Q will be running express in our neck of the woods from Wednesday through Friday. The F train will also have a bit of wonkiness. Details via the MTA:

Starting Wednesday:

Manhattan-bound B trains run local from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park
Days, 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, November 5-7

Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay
Days, 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, November 5-7
Trains stop at Church Avenue, Newkirk Plaza, and Kings Highway. For service to Parkside Avenue, Beverley Road, Cortelyou Road, Avenue H, Avenue J, Avenue M, Avenue U, and Neck Road, take the Q to Church Avenue, Newkirk Plaza, Kings Highway, or Sheepshead Bay and transfer to a Manhattan-bound B or Q. For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Kings Highway, Newkirk Plaza, Church Avenue, or Prospect Park and transfer to a Coney Island-bound Q.

F trains run every 20  minutes between Avenue X and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue; trains from Manhattan skip Avenue U
Days, 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, until November 7.
Service operates in two sections: one, between 179 Street and Avenue X and two, between Avenue X and Stillwell Avenue. Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip. For service to Avenue U, take the F to Avenue X, where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Kings Highway and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F.

Remember, unscheduled changes can occur, so be sure to check out the MTA’s website before heading out.

Source: shveckle/Flickr

Q LINE

No service adjustments scheduled at this time.

F LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.

Source: kezze/Flickr

B LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy.

Q LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.

F LINE

From 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, F service operates in two sections:

  1. Between 179 St and Avenue X.
  2. Between Avenue X and Coney Island, every 20 minutes.
    • To continue your trip, transfer at Avenue X.

From 10:15am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Avenue X-bound F trains skip Avenue U.

From 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, F trains run local in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and 71 Av.

This is what Q stations all over Southern Brooklyn will look like this weekend. (Source: Aaron Landry/Flickr)

Q LINE

From 10:30pm Friday to 5am Monday, there are no Q trains between Stillwell Av and Prospect Park – D, F, N, and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Q service operates between Ditmars Blvd/57 St-7 Av and Prospect Park. Free shuttle buses operate along two routes:

  1. Express between Stillwell Av and Prospect Park.
  2. Local between Kings Hwy and Prospect Park.
  • For service between Stillwell Av and Manhattan, take the D, F, or N. Transfer between D, F, N, and Q trains at 34 St-Herald Sq or D, N, or Q trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

From 7am to 9pm, Saturday, and 9am to 7pm, Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd.

F LINE

From 11:15pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts. Trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Queens Plaza.

MetroCard machine don't want your money

Heads up to anyone who might be riding the subway late tonight with a MetroCard that’s low on funds — you better have some cash on you, just in case.

All MetroCard vending machines will experience an outage because of a system upgrade on Saturday, October 25 from 2-6am, during which time no credit or debit card purchase will be accepted. You can still use cash, though.

The MTA says they expect the system to be back up and accepting cards no later than 6am.

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