Culver Line Signal Modernization

We’re modernizing the signaling system on the Culver Line between Church Av and West 8 St in Coney Island. For you this means more reliable transit and fewer delays. Here are details about service changes and what you can expect to improve.

We’ve invested in the Culver Line Signal Modernization project—an initiative which will solve the ongoing delays caused by old signals on the Culver Line from Church Av to West 8 St in Brooklyn by fully replacing them with modern signaling.

Here’s what you need to know about what we’re doing, how to use alternate service options as you commute, and the service improvements we expect when the project is done.

Project update

We've completed this first 10 weekends of work are moving into the next phase of this project—installing the CBTC system. Service changes will continue on weekends through December 21, 2020. Work on the project will continue in 2021 and 2022, and as the schedule becomes available, we'll let you know here.

Benefits

More reliable transit

We probably don’t need to tell you that the F train’s reliability is below average on this stretch of track. Problems with old signaling systems is one of the leading causes of service disruptions. Replacing this equipment—which is about 70 years old—will help us decrease delays.

More resilient transit

Modern signals will make it possible for us to have more information about where trains are and how they’re performing. Installing modern signaling means that if there are problems with the new signals, we’ll be able to troubleshoot and resolve them faster.

Service changes and alternate travel options

For two weeks, F trains will run express in one direction between 18 Av and Avenue X while we test out a new signal facility south of Kings Hwy.

From Monday, August 31 at 5 a.m. to Friday, September 4 at 10 p.m., Manhattan-bound trains will run express between Avenue X and 18 Av.

  • Manhattan-bound F trains will skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy, and Avenue I.
  • Customers traveling to skipped stations should take the F to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
  • Customers traveling from skipped stations should take the F to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound F.
  • Customer should also consider using nearby B/Q or N stations.

From Monday, September 21 at 5 a.m. to Friday, September 25 at 10 p.m., Coney Island-bound trains will run express between 18 Av and Avenue X.

  • Coney Island-bound trains will skip Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, and Avenue U.
  • Customers traveling to skipped stations should take a Manhattan-bound F to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
  • Customers traveling from skipped stations should take the F to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound F.
  • Customers should also consider using nearby B/Q or N stations.

During the Culver Line improvements, there will be no local or express F train service at these stations on impacted weekends (every weekend through December 21, 2020, with the exception of October 9-23 and Thanksgiving weekend):

  • Church Av (no southbound service)
  • Ditmas Av
  • 18 Av
  • Avenue I
  • Bay Pkwy
  • Avenue N
  • Avenue P
  • Kings Highway
  • Avenue U
  • Avenue X
  • Neptune Av
  • West 8 St
  • Coney Island-Stillwell Av

Alternate D, N and Q trains and local buses are available to complete your trip.

Car and pedestrian traffic will also be limited in some areas while we’re doing this work.

Find more travel tips and alternative service information.