Weekend subway work eases up during the holidays
The MTA is giving straphangers a dose of holiday cheer, with service disruptions that have plagued the weekends now tapering off.
NYC Transit has scheduled eight service changes for next weekend, as opposed to more than two-dozen disruptions at times earlier this year. Weekend work will be light for all of December, according to an MTA news release.
“For those who have to rely on the subways on the weekends, it’s godsend,” said Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign.
The weekend work peaked in October, with service on every major subway line but the M disrupted one week.
The MTA barreled through extensive subway work before temperatures dropped this year. The agency typically puts a moratorium on big service disruptions during the holiday shopping season.
Straphangers looking for more holidays perks can ride the “Nostalgia Shoppers’ Special,” a vintage train composed of cars used from the 1930s to 1970s with wicker seats and ceiling fans running on the V line on Sundays during December.