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

The 2020 schedule of work wraps up December 21. We'll pick back up and continue to install CBTC system throughout 2021 and 2022. Service changes begin again January 8, 2021, and continue every weekend through August, 2021, with the exceptions of Passover, Easter, and the July 4th weekends.

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

During the Culver Line improvements, there will be no local or express F train service at these stations on impacted weekends (every weekend through August, 2021, with the exception of Passover, Easter and July 4th weekends:

  • 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

As alternatives, 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.