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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Feb. 19. 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 Thursday, Feb. 20, 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.

Weekday J, M Trains Skip Wmbg. Stations

Jamaica Center-bound J trains and Middle Village-bound M trains will skip the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue stations on Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, Mar. 14.

For service to these 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 (only for riders with Unlimited MetroCards) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train.

It was noted that Manhattan-bound J trains will end quickstop service at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays through Fridays until Mar. 14. All Manhattanbound J trains will stop at Flushing Avenue, Lorimer Street and Hewes Street after that time.

More Split Service

On L Line In Bklyn.

L trains will operate in two sections-between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway-on Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21, and Tuesday, Feb. 25, through Friday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. Riders can transfer between L trains at Broadway Junction to continue their trip.

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

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 this weekend, from 12:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. During these periods, Jamaica-bound 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 on Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21, and Monday, Feb. 24, through Friday, Feb. 28, from 11:45 p.m. until 5 a.m.; and late nights this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

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

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will also make local stops between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue this weekend, from 12:30 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Furthermore, Forest Hills-bound R trains will skip the Elmhurst Avenue, Grand Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, 63rd Drive and 67th Avenue stations at all times this weekend.

For service to these stations, take the R train to 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattanbound R train. For service from these stations, take the R train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to 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 Thursday, Feb. 20, 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. 21, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. This service change will also be in effect the following weekend, Feb. 28- Mar. 3.

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 this weekend from 12:30 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

7 Train Shortened In Flu. This Weekend

There will be no 7 train service between Mets-Willets Point and Main Street-Flushing this holiday weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, until 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. During this period, 7 trains will operate between Mets-Willets Point and Times Square- 42nd Street.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Mets-Willets Point and Main Street-Flushing. The shuttle bus will stop at Willets Point at the Q48 bus stop on Roosevelt Avenue at the station entrance; and at Main Street at the Q48 bus stop on Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street.

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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