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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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, Apr. 25. 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:

Saturday Service Is Split On The L Line

L train service will operate in two sections-between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway-on Saturday, Apr. 28, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Riders can switch between L trains at Broadway Junction to continue their trip.

It was noted that all L trains running between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway will operate every 24 minutes. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Additionally, the last stop for select Rockaway Parkway-bound L trains will be Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, May 18. Riders can transfer between L trains at Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues to continue their trip.

It was noted that L train service between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues will operate every 12 minutes. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

Service Disruptions Return On 7 Train

Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 82nd Street, 90th Street, 103rd Street and 111th Street stations this Saturday, Apr. 28, and Sunday, Apr. 29, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4, 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.

During this time period, it was noted that all trains at the Junction Boulevard station will board at the Manhattan-bound platform.

‘Fastrack’ Repairs Will Affect A, E, M Trains

Overnight repairs on the A, C and E lines in Manhattan as part of the MTA’s “Fastrack” program will result in changes on the A, E and M trains in Queens and Brooklyn during late nights on Thursday, Apr. 26, and Friday, Apr. 27 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. it was announced.

M train service between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway in Brooklyn and 71st-Continental Avenue in Forest Hills will end early on Thursday. The last Forest Hills-bound train will depart Myrtle Avenue-Broadway at 9:50 p.m., while the last Middle Villagebound M train will depart 71st-Continental Avenues at 9:35 p.m.

After those trains depart their respective points, M trains will operate its normally-scheduled late night shuttle service between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway.

As a result, E trains will run local service in both directions between 71st-Continental Avenues and Broadway Lafayette Street during this period. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

M train riders can transfer to the J train at Myrtle Avenue-Broadway for service to Manhattan. For service to stations served by the M line in Manhattan between 10 p.m. and midnight, transfer from the J train to the F train at Essex Street. For service to Forest Hills, transfer from the F train to the E train at West Fourth Street.

E train service will operate as normal between Jamaica Center and 71st- Continental Avenues, then run as a local between 71st-Continental Avenues and Fifth Avenue-53rd Street. From there, the E train will run on the M line between Fifth Avenue-53rd Street and 47th-50th Streets, then on the F line between 47th-50th Streets and Second Avenue, which will be the last stop.

A train service will operate between 207th Street and Lefferts Boulevard or Far Rockaway via the local line between 168th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle, on the D line between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 34th Street-Herald Square on the F line between 34th Street-Herald Square and Jay Street-MetroTech. C trains will not operate.

Late Night E, F Trains Skip Some Stations

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard station lat enights on Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. Manhattan-bound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations during this period.

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 trian. For service from these stations, take the E train to Jamaica-Van Wyck or the F train to Parsons Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E or F train.

Weekend, Late Night Express On E, R Lines

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st-Continental Avenues on Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4, from 12:30 until 5 a.m.; and late nights this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 21, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 23.

Additionally, Forest Hills-bound R trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st- Continental Avenues throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Weekend Switch Of Lines For E Trains

E trains will run on the F line in both directions between 36th Street in Queens and West Fourth Street in Manhattan this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30.

Manhattan-bound E trains will resume regular service after West Fourth Street, while Jamaica Centerbound E trains will resume regular E train service after 21st Street- Queensbridge.

To reach the Queens Plaza or Court Square-23rd Street stations, take the R train during weekdays and evenings or the 7 train, which can be picked up at either Roosevelt Avenue or Fifth Avenue-42nd Street.

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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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