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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Saturday Service For Presidents Day

All subway and bus lines, and all MTA Bus Company routes, will operate on a Saturday schedule this Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. As a result, the following local service changes will be in place:

– There will be no express service on the 7 line.

– Late-night E and skip-stop Z trains will not be running.

– J trains will operate between Jamaica Center and Chambers Street.

– M trains will run as a shuttle between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue.

– Q trains will not run to Astoria- Ditmars Boulevard and will terminate at 57th Street-Seventh Avenue.

Many bus routes do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route or at certain hours. Customers traveling on Presidents’ Day should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes on www.mta.info or by calling the 511 hotline.

Subway Changes

The MTA has scheduled a number of service changes for several subway lines throughout the city due to construction work.

These service advisories are current as of Wednesday, Feb. 15. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Rail lines which run through the area that will be affected include the following:

No Weekend 7 Trains Bet. Qns. & Manhattan

There will be no 7 train service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. During this period, 7 trains will operate between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street-Flushing.

For service between Queens and Manhattan transfer from the 7 train to the N train at either Queensboro Plaza or Times Square or the E train at 74th Street. It was noted that alternate N trains will run between Ditmars Boulevard and 34th Street-Herald Square on Saturday and Monday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.; these trains will skip the 49th Street station.

During this time period, free shuttle buses will provide alternate service along the 7 line between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard Jackson Avenue. These buses will additionally stop at Queens Plaza for E train service.

The shuttle buses will stop as follows:

– Queensboro Plaza-on Queens Plaza South at 27th Avenue;

– Queens Plaza-on Jackson Avenue at Queens Plaza South;

– Court Square-23rd Street-on 44th Drive at 23rd Street (to Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue) or on 23rd Street at 44th Drive (to Queensboro Plaza);

– Hunters Point Avenue-on 21st Street at 49th Avenue; and

– Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue- on Vernon Boulevard at 50th Avenue.

Court Sq. Station Is Closed On 7 Train

The Court Square station on the 7 line remains closed at all times in both directions through 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 2, due to a capital improvement project.

For service to this station, take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street or the 7 train to Hunters Point Avenue or Queensboro Plaza.

To transfer between the 7 and G trains, use the free out-of-system transfer between the Hunters Point Avenue stop on the 7 line and the 21st Street station on the G line.

Late Night Split Svc. On L Line In Bklyn.

L train service will operate in two sections-between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction and Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway, from 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 21, until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, Feb. 22.

Riders can transfer between L trains at Broadway Junction to continue their trip.

It was noted that during this period, L trains operating between Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction will run every 24 minutes. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

Weekday Express On J Line In Brooklyn

Jamaica Center-bound J trains will operate express service between Myrtle Avenue and Broadway Junction on Thursday, Feb. 16, Friday, Feb. 17, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and this weekend from 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, until 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20.

For service to the Kosciuszko Street, Gates Avenue, Halsey Street and Chauncey Street stations, take the J train to Broadway Junction, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J train. For service from these stations, take the J train to Myrtle Avenue, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train.

During this period, all J trains will board at Broadway Junction from the Manhattan-bound platform.

No Late Night Local On E Train In Qns.

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st-Continental Avenue on Friday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 24, from 12:30 until 5 a.m.

For service to the Elmhurst Avenue, Grand Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, 63rd Drive and 67th Avenue stations, take the E train to 71st- Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E train. For service from these stations, take the E train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train.

Stations Skipped On E, F Lines Overnights

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations on Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 24, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. During this period, Manhattan-bound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

For service to these stations, take the E or F train to Union Turnpike or 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train or a Jamaica-bound F train. For service from these stations, take the E train to Union Turnpike or Jamaica- Van Wyck-or the F train to Union Turnpike or Parsons Boulevard-and then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E or F train.

Late Night Switch Of Lines For E, M Trains

E and M trains will operate on parts of the F line between Queens and Manhattan on Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Manhattan-bound E trains will run on the F line between 36th Street and West Fourth Street, then resume normal service to World Trade Center. Queens-bound E trains will run on the F line from West Fourth Street to 21st Street-Queensbridge, then resume normal service to Jamaica Center. Meanwhile, M trains will run on the F line in both directions between 36th Street in Queens and 47th-50th Streets in Manhattan on Thursday from 10 p.m. until midnight.

For service to the Queens Plaza or Court Square-23rd Street stations, transfer to the R train at Roosevelt Avenue or 34th Street-Herald Square or the 7 train at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue (depart at the Queensboro Plaza station, which is located near the Court Square and Queens Plaza stations).

Weekend Switch Of Lines For F Train

Jamaica-bound F trains will run on the M line between 47th-50th Streets and Roosevelt Avenue this weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. These trains will run express service between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue.

For service to the Roosevelt Island and 21st Street-Queensbridge stations, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattanbound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaicabound F train.

For a complete list of service changes and last-minute updates, visit the MTA’s website at www.mta.info.

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