Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Central Ave. Station Closed For Repairs
The Central Avenue station on the M line in Bushwick was closed last Saturday, Mar. 9, and will remain shut through late August as the MTA conducts renovations as part of its “station renewal” program.
Riders are advised to use the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway or Knickerbocker Avenue stops on the M line, the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J line or the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station on the L and M lines as alternates.
Additionally, the B54 bus provides connecting service between Central Avenue and the Myrtle Avenue, Knickerbocker Avenue and Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues stations. During overnight hours, shuttle buses will be provided between these stations.
‘Fastrack’ Program Affects E, F, M & R
The MTA’s “Fastrack” maintenance program on the E and F lines in Manhattan will result in service disruptions on the E, F, M and R line in Queens on late nights between Monday, Mar. 18, and Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
During this period, E trains will operate between Jamaica Center and Roosevelt Avenue, making all local stops. F service, meanwhile, will operate in two sections: between Jamaica
179th Street and Roosevelt Avenue and between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Stillwell Avenue.
Shuttle buses, meanwhile, will provide alternate service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queensboro Plaza, making stops at the 65th Street, Northern Boulevard, 46th Street, Steinway Street, 36th Street and Queens Plaza.
Extended service on the M line between 71st-Continental Avenues and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway will end early on Monday through Thursday nights. The last Middle Village-bound M train will depart 71st-Continental Avenues at 8:15 p.m., and the last Forest Hills-bound M train will depart Myrtle Avenue-Broadway at 8:23 p.m.
As alternate routes, riders can take the F train (which stops at M train stations between and including 47th-50th Streets and Delancey-Essex Streets) or the J train (which stops at M train stations between and including Delancey Essex Streets and Myrtle Avenue Broadway).
Finally, R train service between 36th Street in Brooklyn and 71st-Continental Avenues will also end early on Monday through Thursday night. The last Forest Hills-bound R train will depart 95th Street at 9:05 p.m., and the last Bay Ridge-bound R train will depart 71st-Continental Avenues at 9:14 p.m.
As alternate routes, customers can take the N train (which makes all stops between 36th Street in Brooklyn and Lexington Avenue-59th Street) or the D train (which runs between Brooklyn and Manhattan).
More Weekend Svc. Disruptions On J Line
J train service is scheduled to be suspended between Crescent Street in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center in Queens this weekend, from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 16 until 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 17. This service change will be in effect the following weekend, Mar. 23-24.
During this period, J trains will only operate between Crescent Street and Chambers Street. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service, making stops at all J train stations between Crescent Street and 121st Street, and connect to the Jamaica-Van Wyck station on the E line.
Riders can transfer between the shuttle buses and the J train at Crescent Street. For service to the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue and Jamaica Center stations, transfer from the shuttle bus to the E train at Jamaica Van Wyck.
The shuttle buses will stop as follows:
– Crescent Street-on Fulton Street at Crescent Street;
– Cypress Hills-at the B13 stop on Jamaica Avenue at Hemlock Street (to Jamaica-Van Wyck) or on Crescent Street at Jamaica Avenue (to Crescent Street station);
– 75th Street-Elderts Lane-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at 75th Street (to Jamaica-Van Wyck) or at Dexter Court (to Crescent Street);
– 85th Street-Forest Parkway-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at 85th Street (to Jamaica-Van Wyck) or 86th Street (to Crescent Street);
– Woodhaven Boulevard-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at Woodhaven Boulevard;
– 104th Street-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at 104th Street;
– 111th Street-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at 111th Street;
– 121st Street-at Q56 bus stops on Jamaica Avenue at 121st Street; and
– Jamaica-Van Wyck-on the Van Wyck Expressway service road at 89th Avenue.
Visit www.mta.info for any lastminute schedule changes.
No Weekend 7 Train Bet. Qns., Manhattan
There will be no service on the 7 line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 15, until 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 18. This service change will be in effect every weekend through Monday, Mar. 25.
During this period, 7 trains will only operate between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing-Main Street. As an alternate, the Q train will be extended from 57th Street in Manhattan to Astoria Ditmars Boulevard on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer from the 7 train to the N or Q trains at Queensboro Plaza or Times Square-42nd Street or the E train at the Roosevelt Avenue, Court Square-23rd Street or 42nd Street- Port Authority stations.
Shuttle buses will replace 7 train service at stations in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These buses will additionally stop at Queens Plaza for connections to the E or R trains.
The shuttle buses will stop as follows:
– Queensboro Plaza-on Queens Plaza South at 27th Street;
– 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.
Visit www.mta.info for any lastminute schedule changes.
Additional Changes On Subway Lines
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. 13. 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:
Skip Weekday Stops On 7 Line To Flushing
Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 33rd Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street and 69th Street stations on Thursday, Apr. 14, and Friday, Mar. 15, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For service to these stations, take the 7 train to Woodside-61st Street or 74th Street, then transfer to a Manhattan bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Woodside-61st Street or Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to a Flushingbound 7 train.
Additionally, Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 82nd Street, 90th Street, 103rd Street and 111th Street stations on Monday, Mar. 18, through Friday, Mar. 22, from 10:15 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.
E Train Becomes Overnight Express
Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run express service between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Island late nights, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 12:15 to 5 a.m. through Friday, Apr. 12. This service change, how- ever, will not be in effect between Tuesday, Mar. 19, through Friday, Apr. 22.
For service to the 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street stations, take the E train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E train. For service from these stations, take the E train to Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train.
Weekend Line Switch For F Train To Jam.
Jamaica-bound F trains will run on the M line between 47th-50th Streets and Roosevelt Avenue this weekend, from 9:45 a.m. Friday, Mar. 15, until 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 18. During this period, these trains will operate express service between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue.
As a result of this change, there will be no Jamaica-bound F train service at the 21st Street-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Avenue- 63rd Street and 57th Street stations.
For service to 21st Street-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train.
N Train Skips Stops In Astoria Weekdays
Astoria-bound N trains will skip the 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway and 30th Avenue stations on Thursday, Mar. 14, and Friday, Mar. 15, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this period, there will be no Q train service between 57th Street and Ditmars Boulevard.
For service to the skipped stations, take the N train to Astoria Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound N train. For service from these stations, take the N train to Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to an Astoria-bound N train.
Sandy-Related Svc. Changes Remain
Until further notice, there is no service on the A line south of the Howard Beach station to the Rockaways and on the Rockaway Park Shuttle.
Riders can use a free shuttle bus between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue. There is also a free H train shuttle operating between Far Rockaway and Beach 90th Street. Stations west of Beach 90th Street remain closed.
The H train operates on weekdays from 4:55 a.m. to 9:25 p.m. and on weekends from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. The change in times is in order to accommodate ongoing work along the line to restore full service in the Rockaways.
For service between Beach 90th Street and Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Streets, transfer to the Q22 bus line, which makes nearby stops.
The MTA has expanded service on the Q52 limited line between Elmhurst and the Rockaways in order to increase rush-hour access to the A train in Ozone Park.
Reportedly, service time has been doubled during peak rush hours on the Q52, which terminates in the Arverne section of the Rockaways. Q52 buses will run ever six minutes during peak rush hours and every 7 1/2 minutes during non-rush hour periods on weekdays.
The Q52 primarily runs on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards and stops at Liberty Avenue, close to the Rockaway Boulevard A train station.
For a complete list of service changes and last-minute updates, visit the MTA’s website at www.mta.info or call 511.