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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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, Mar. 31, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 2. 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 Q trains will be extended to Ditmars Boulevard on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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.

Additional Subway Service 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, Mar. 28. 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:

Weekday Express On J Line In Brooklyn

Jamaica Center-bound J trains will operate express service between Myrtle Avenue and Broadway Junction on Thursday, Mar. 29, Friday, Mar. 30, and Wednesday, Apr. 4, through Friday, Apr. 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This service change will also be in effect this weekend, from 4 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 31, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 1.

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.

Skipped Stops On 7 Line; Station Closed

Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 82nd Street, 90th Street, 103rd Street and 111th Street stations on Thursday, Mar. 29, and Friday, Mar. 30, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or Mets-Willets Point, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or 74th Street, then transfer to a Flushing-bound 7 train.

Additionally, 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.

Overnight Switch On E & M Lines

E and M trains will be rerouted between Queens and Manhattan late nights on Thursday, Mar. 29, and Friday, Mar. 30, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Between 10 p.m. and midnight, Manhattan-bound E trains will run on the F line between 36th Street in Queens and West Fourth Street in Manhattan, then resume normal E train service to World Trade Center. Jamaica Center-bound E trains will originate from World Trade Center, then switch to the F line between West Fourth Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge before resuming normal service to Parsons/Archer.

From 12:01 until 5 a.m., Manhattan bound E trains will run on the F line between 36th Street in Queens and Second Avenue in Manhattan, which will be the last stop. Jamaica Center-bound E trains will originate from Second Avenue and run on the F line to 21st Street-Queensbridge before resuming normal E train service to Jamaica.

On Tuesday through Thursday nights between 10 p.m. and midnight, M trains will run on the F line between 36th Street in Queens and 47th- 50th Streets in Manhattan.

As a result of these changes, there will be no service from the E and M to the Queens Plaza or Court Square- 23rd Street stations.

For service to these stations, transfer to the 7 train at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue or to a free shuttle bus available at the 21st Street-Queensbridge station.

No Late Night Local On E Train In Qns.

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st-Continental Avenues late nights on Friday, Mar. 30, and Tuesday, Apr. 3, through Friday, Apr. 6, from 12:30 until 5 a.m.; and this weekend on Saturday,

Mar. 31, and Sunday, Apr. 1, from 12:01 until 6:30 a.m. and on Monday, Apr. 2, from 12:01 until 5 a.m.

Additionally, Forest Hills-bound R trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st- Continental Avenues at all times on Saturday, Mar. 31, and Sunday, Apr. 1.

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

Stations Skipped On E, F Lines Overnights

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard station on Friday, Mar. 30, and Tuesday, Apr. 3, through Friday, Apr. 6, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. During this period, Manhattan-bound F trains will also skip the 75th Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard stations.

It was also noted that these service changes will be in effect at all times beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 7, and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16.

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.

Weekend Line Switch For F Train To Man.

Manhattan-bound F trains will run on the M line between Roosevelt Avenue and 47th-50th Streets this weekend, from 11 p.m. Friday, Mar. 30, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 2.

During this time period, F trains will operate express service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza, then make all local M train stops to 47th-50th Streets.

For service to the 21st Street- Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and 57th Street stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train. For service from 21st Street-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train.

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For a complete list of service changes and last-minute updates, visit the MTA’s website at www.mta.info or call 511.

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