If you checked the “Service Diversions” page for the most recent update, you would have noticed that the Brooklyn-bound side of the Avenue U & Neck Road stations are scheduled to reopen. Just a few minutes ago, I received a press release to talk about it. Here are the complete details:
MTA NYC Transit announces that beginning Monday, January 18, 2010, the Brighton Beach/Coney Island-bound platforms at Avenue U and Neck Road will reopen following rehabilitation. The Manhattan-bound platforms at Neck Road and Avenue U will close for rehabilitation for approximately one year.
Customers at Neck Road and Avenue U should take trains to Sheepshead Bay and transfer to Manhattan-bound trains. Customers traveling to Neck Road and Avenue U should take Manhattan-bound trains to Kings Highway and transfer to Coney Island-bound trains.
The special B3K bus service will no longer operate on weekday afternoons but will provide additional weekday morning service to/from Kings Highway for this phase of the project. The B3K will operate between 5:50 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. on Avenue U between Gerritsen Avenue and Ocean Avenue to/from the Kings Highway/East 16th Street BQ station. The bus will run every 10 minutes and take approximately 15 minutes to travel in each direction. The regular fare is charged for the B3K bus service ($2.25).
Brighton Beach/Coney Island-bound BQ trains will continue to make local stops and continue to bypass Avenue H and Avenue M until Fall 2010.
xoxo Transit Blogger