Well, we knew this day would come. Starting tonight, a winter of weeknight subway closures is upon us as the MTA attempts, in a series of fell swoops, to repair lines across the city.
The first victims are commuters on the 4,5, and 6 trains. From 10PM until 5AM every night this week, there are no 4,5, or 6 trains running between Grand Central to Atlantic Avenue. Good luck, Brooklyn!
As for the rest of the planned weeknight mayhem:
The Seventh Avenue 1, 2, and 3 trains will not run between 34th street and Atlantic Avenue, in Brooklyn, from February 13 through February 17.
The Sixth Avenue B, D, F and M trains will not run from 69th street to West 4th street between February 20 through February 24.
The Eighth Avenue A, C and E trains will not run from 59th Street to Jay street, in Brooklyn, from March 12 to March 16.
It's all part of a new strategy by the MTA to spare straphangers of ongoing weekend closures and delays by fast-tracking repairs on one line at a time.
"I don't want to complain too much," Jared Wishner, 28, told The New York Post. "But I hope they use the time to get a lot done. It'd be great if this would be the last time they do this. It's always a mess on weekends."