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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Late Night Closure On 7 Train Monday

There will be no 7 train service between Queens and Manhattan between 11:45 p.m. Monday night, June 10, and 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 11. During this period, 7 train service will only operate between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing-Main Street.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the N train at either the Queensboro Plaza or Times Square-42nd Street stations; the E train at either the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, Court Square-23rd Street or 42nd Street-Port Authority stations; or the F train at either the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue or 42nd Street-Bryant Park stations.

Additionally, shuttle bus service will replace 7 train service in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These buses will additionally stop at the Court Square-23rd Street E/G train station.

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 Stret at 49th Avenue; and

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

Visit www.mta.info for any lastminute changes.

‘Fastrack’ Repairs To Disrupt E/F/M/R Lines

The MTA’s “Fastrack” maintenance program will lead to service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines late nights on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

During this period, E train service will be suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center. E trains will operate between Roosevelt Avenue and Jamaica Center and make all local stops.

Additionally, F train service will be shut down between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge. F trains will operate in two sections: between Roosevelt Avenue and 179th Street-Jamaica and between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn.

Furthermore, M train service between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and 71st-Continental Avenues in Forest Hills will end early on Monday through Thursday. The last Forest Hills/Manhattan-bound M train will depart Metropolitan Avenue at 8:11 p.m. (and from Myrtle Avenue-Broadway at 8:23 p.m.) and the last Middle Village-bound M train will depart 71st-Continental Avenues at 8:15 p.m.

The M train will then revert to its late-night shuttle service between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.

R train service between 36th Street in Brooklyn and 71st-Continental Avenues will also end early on Monday through Thursday nights. The last Forest Hills-bound R train will depart Bay Ridge-95th Street at 9:05 p.m., and the last Manhattan/Bay Ridgebound R train will depart 71st-Continental Avenues at 9:14 p.m.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the 7 train at either Roosevelt Avenue in Queens or 42nd Street-Bryant Park, Times Square-42nd Street or 34th Street- Herald Square in Manhattan.

Shuttle buses, meanwhile, will replace subway service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queensboro Plaza, making stops at 65th Street, Northern Boulevard, 46th Street, Steinway Street, 36th Street and Queens Plaza.

Additional 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, June 5. 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, M Lines In Bklyn.

Jamaica Center-bound J trains will operate express service between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction on Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 12, through Friday, June 14, from 9:45 a.m. until 3 p.m.

During these periods, Jamaica Center-bound J trains will continue to stop at Myrtle Avenue-Broadway. Middle Village-bound M trains will also operate express service between Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue- Broadway.

For service to the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street or Flushing Avenue stations, take the J or M train to Myrtle Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan bound J or M train. For service from these stations, take the J or M train to Marcy Avenue (for riders with unlimited MetroCards only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center bound J train or a Middle Villagebound M train.

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-Broadway, then transfer to a Jamaica Center bound J train.

Switch Of Lines On E Train This Weekend

All E trains will run on the F line in both directions between 36th Street in Queens and Second Avenue in Manhattan this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 7, until 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9.

During this period, Manhattanbound E trains will run on the F line after 36th Street and terminate at Second Avenue. Jamaica Center-bound E trains, meanwhile, will originate at Second Avenue and run on the F line to 21st Street-Queensbridge before switching over to the E train route.

As a result of this change, there is no E train service to and from the Queens Plaza, Court Square-23rd Street, Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, Fifth Avenue-53rd Street, Seventh Avenue, 50th Street, 42nd Street-Port Authority, 34th Street-Penn Station, 23rd Street, 14th Street, Spring Street, Canal Street and World Trade Center stations.

For service to the Queens Plaza and Court Square-23rd Street stations, transfer to the 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue, which stops at the nearby Queensboro Plaza and Court Square stations.

Additionally, Manhattan-bound E trains will run on the F line between 36th Street in Queens and West Fourth Street in Manhattan late nights on Tuesday, June 11, through Friday, June 14, from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. These trains will resume regular service after West Fourth Street to the World Trade Center.

During this period, Middle Village bound M trains will also run on the F line between 36th Street and 47th-50th Streets on Tuesday, June 11, through Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 to 11:59 p.m.

For service to the Queens Plaza or Court Square-23rd Street stations, transfer to the R train at Roosevelt Avenue (up to 11 p.m.) or the 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue (all hours).

E, F Trains To Jam. Local This Weekend

Jamaica Center-bound E trains and Jamaica-bound F trains will run local service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st-Continental Avenues this weekend, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 8, until 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Some L Trains Are Shortened In Bklyn.

Alternate Canarsie-bound L trains will make their last stop at Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, June 21. Riders can transfer between L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues to continue their trip.

It was noted that L trains will operate every 12 minutes between Myrtle Wyckoff Avenues and Rockaway Parkway. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

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, June 6, and Friday, June 7, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this period, there will be no Q train service between 57th Street in Manhattan and Ditmars Boulevard.

For service to these 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.

Central Ave. Station Closed For Repairs

The Central Avenue station on the M line in Bushwick remains closed 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.

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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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