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This is an awesome photo, taken in 1976 near Coney Island. (Source: Whiskeygonebad/Flickr)

D LINE

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

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The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman Mark Treyger and Assemblyman Bill Colton:

Council Member Mark Treyger and Assembly Member Bill Colton are calling on the MTA to provide public notification within 24 hours of cases of confirmed bedbug sightings on any trains, buses or in stations. The proposal comes after a number of incidents involving bedbugs on several trains along the N line, in addition to trains on the Q and 6 lines. On Monday, an N train was taken out of service at DeKalb Avenue and a conductor received medical attention as a result of bedbugs. Currently, the MTA does not have a formal policy for informing the public about these incidents.

In response, Treyger and Colton are proposing state legislation, supported by a City Council resolution, requiring the MTA to take the same steps to inform its customers as it does for other emergencies or service delays, including social media outreach. In addition, the MTA would have to detail the steps it is taking to remedy these situations and protect the public’s health while using public transportation. This proposal has support from the Transport Workers Union (TWU), whose members have been impacted by the outbreaks. Council Member Treyger and Assembly Member Colton were joined at today’s press conference in front of the N train station on Kings Highway by District Leader-elect Nancy Tong and a number of residents who regularly use this line and are concerned about the lack of information from the MTA about the recent outbreaks. Council Member Treyger and Colton now plan to move forward with this legislation, putting a formal procedure in place to respond to outbreaks and notify the public.

“This is an important issue that the MTA has to take much more seriously on behalf of the millions of New Yorkers that ride its buses and trains, as well as its employees. The MTA has an obligation to inform the public of any bedbug sightings or outbreaks due to the health implications that are involved. However, the MTA must also consider the economic consequences of bedbug infestations in a home, especially for working New Yorkers who cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars in fumigation or cleaning bills. The MTA can easily inform the public in much the same manner it does for service delays, and we deserve to know exactly what steps it is taking to respond to bedbug infestations,” said Council Member Treyger.

”The public has a right to know if there is a confirmed detection of bedbugs on trains or buses. The families of riders and transit workers must be given the opportunity to take protective measures to minimize the chance of bedbug infestation being transported to their homes and places of work,” said Assembly Member Colton.

“Families are rightfully worried about the disruption and large economic costs that bedbugs can cause, if carried into their homes. Families have a right to be informed as to how to protect themselves from this risk,” said District Leader-elect Tong.

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D LINE

There are no subway service advisories scheduled at this time.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 23 St and 14 St.

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and Sutphin Blvd.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.

New Utrecht Avenue, 1978 (Source: Whiskeygonebad/Flickr)

D LINE

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from 36 St to Stillwell Av.

N LINE

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no N trains between Lexington Av/59 St and Queensboro Plaza – take the 7 instead. N service operates in two sections:

  1. Between Stillwell Av and Lexington Av/59 St.
  2. Between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd.
    • For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, R service is extended to the 179 St F station.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, R trains are rerouted via the F in both directions between Manhattan and Queens.

  • Trains skip 5 Av/59 St, Lexington Av/59 St, and Queens Plaza in both directions.
  • To/from 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the N instead. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St.
  • To/from Queens Plaza, use the E instead. Transfer between trains at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority. Note: E trains run local in Queens.

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, F trains run local in Queens.

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D LINE

From 11:15 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, there are no D trains between 205 St and Bedford Park Blvd. D service operates between Coney Island and Bedford Park Blvd. Free shuttle buses operate between 205 St and Bedford Park Blvd stations. Transfer between free shuttle buses and D trains at Bedford Park Blvd.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound D trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

N LINE

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday to Friday, Ditmars Blvd-bound N trains run express in Brooklyn from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 23 St and 14 St.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.

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D LINE

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, R service is extended to the 179 St F station.

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts. Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, F trains run local in Queens.

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D LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N instead. R trains run in Brooklyn between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

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The MTA took a fourth N train out of service for fumigation on Friday after finding more bed bugs in the system.

The first bed bugs were found last Sunday, with two trains taken out of service. An additional N train was taken out of service after another discovery on Monday. A 5 line train was also taken out of service on Friday after a rider reported seeing a bed bug on a homeless man, making it five infestations so far.

The Daily News had previously reported that the critters were found in conductors’ seat cushions and not in the general seating area, although the MTA is staying mum on where the latest bugs were found.

The paper says that a conductor’s home was infested with bed bugs, and the parasites also turned up in the lockers of two N train crew workers.

“This is a very annoying and possibly costly infestation if it gets back to fellow employees homes, cars and possessions,” Kevin Harrington, a vice president with Transport Workers Union Local 100, wrote to MTA leadership that was shared with the paper. “Some of our fellow employees are experiencing great trepidation concerning possible infestation of their personal effects, cars and homes.”

Harrington called for the entire line to be fumigated, which the MTA said was not an option. However, the agency is dispatching dogs capable of sniffing out the bed bugs throughout train line.

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D LINE

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, R service is extended to the 179 St F station.

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

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It looks like straphangers made a mistake when they named the Q train the dirtiest of the lot. Bed bugs have now been found on at least three subway trains on the N line.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Daily News reports that two trains were removed from service on Sunday and sent to the Coney Island yards for fumigation. On Tuesday, they found the parasitic insects on another train, which has also now been cleaned.

Sources told the paper that bugs were found in “seat cushions in train cabs, which are used by conductors and motormen.”

It’s not the first time the blood-sucking bed bugs have been found on MTA property. In recent years they’ve been found in the filthy crevices of the wooden benches at some stations, as well as on the R train.

Generally speaking, the subway system shouldn’t be too appealing to bed bugs. The hard-to-kill insects favor warm, dark environments (and while that may describe subterrenean platforms, the cars themselves are well-lighted and air-conditioned). They also tend to be found inside cloth or bedding, and are mainly active at night.

If you spot bed bugs on the train, call 311. Also, take a photo and send it to us. And then run like hell.

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