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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Feb. 5. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

No Weeknight M Line Bet. Man., W. Queens

M train service will be suspended between 47th-50th Streets and 71st- Continental Avenues on Monday through Thursday, Feb. 10-13, from 9:45 p.m. until midnight. During this period, M trains will operate between Metropolitan Avenue and 47th-50th Streets, then switch to the F line and terminate at 57th Street.

For alternate service to skipped M train stations, transfer to the E, F or R trains at 71st-Continental Avenues.

E & F Trains To Jam. Skip Overnight Stops

Jamaica Center-bound E trains and Jamaica-bound F trains will skip the 75th Avenue and Van Wyck Boulevard stations late nights on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9:45 p.m. until 5 p.m.; and this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. During these periods, Jamaicabound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

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

Late Night Changes For E & R Trains

Manhattan-bound E trains will run express service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza late nights, Monday through Friday, from 11:45 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Friday, Feb. 14.

For service to the 65th Street, Northern Boulevard, 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street stations, take the E train to Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train. For service from these stations, take the E train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E train.

Additionally, Manhattan-bound E trains will operate express service between 71st-Continental Avenues and Roosevelt Avenue late nights this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

It was also noted that Manhattanbound R trains will also operate express service in the same section at all times this weekend.

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

Furthermore, Jamaica Centerbound E trains will operate express service between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st-Continental Avenues on Friday from 12:01 until 5 a.m. Forest Hills-bound R trains will also operate express service along this same section on Thursday from 9:45 p.m. until midnight.

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 Hillsbound R train.

Late Night R Trains Extended To Jam.

R trains will be extended to the 179th Street F train station on Monday, Feb. 10, through Friday, Feb. 13, from 10 p.m. until midnight. These trains will stop at 75th Avenue, Union Turnpike, Van Wyck Boulevard, Sutphin Boulevard, Parsons Boulevard, 169th Street and 179th Street.

Weekend Line Switch For F Trains To Man.

Manhattan-bound F trains will run on the E line between Roosevelt Avenue and Fifth Avenue-53rd Street this weekend, from 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. As a result, these trains will skip 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 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train .

Additionally, Jamaica-bound F trains will run local service between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7, from 9:45 p.m. until 5 a.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Weekend N Line Closed In Astoria

N train service will be suspended in both directions between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9, from 5:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. Free shuttle buses will run in its place and make all local stops.

Riders can transfer between the N train and the free shuttle bus at Queensboro Plaza. The buses will stop as follows:

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

– 39th Avenue-on 31st Street at 39th Avenue;

– 36th Avenue-on 31st Street at 36th Avenue;

– Broadway-on 31st Street at Broadway;

– 30th Avenue-on 31st Street at 30th Avenue;

– Astoria Boulevard-on 31st Street at Astoria Boulevard (to Ditmars Boulevard) or at Hoyt Avenue North (to Queensboro Plaza); and

– Ditmars Boulevard-on 31st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue.

More Split Service On L Line In Bklyn.

Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues will be the last stop for alternate Canarsiebound L trains on weekdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 14. Riders heading to stations south of Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues can transfer between Canarsie-bound L trains at that station.

It was noted that Canarsie-bound L trains making their last stop at Rockaway Parkway will operate every 12 minutes.

Late Night A Trains Suspended In Bklyn.

A train service will be suspended between Broadway Junction and Jay Street-MetroTech late nights, Monday through Friday, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Friday, Feb. 14.

During this period, A trains will operate in two sections: between 207th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech and between Broadway Junction and Lefferts Boulevard or Mott Avenue- Far Rockaway.

Two different shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Jay Street-MetroTech and Broadway Junction: an express bus stopping at Utica Avenue, Nostrand Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets; and a local bus making all stops.

For alternate service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, transfer to the J or L trains at Broadway Junction or Fulton Street in Manhattan.

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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