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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Apr. 2. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Weekend Disruptions

Continue On 7 Line

Manhattan-bound 7 trains will skip the 111th Street, 103rd Street, 90th Street and 82nd Street stations this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 4, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 7.

For service to these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or 74th Street, then transfer to a Flushing-bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or Mets-Willets Point, then transfer to a Manhattanbound 7 train.

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, Apr. 25.

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 Apr. 25. All Manhattanbound J trains will stop at Flushing Avenue, Lorimer Street and Hewes Street after that time.

M Shuttle Trains Run

Slower This Weekend

The weekend M train shuttle between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway will operate every 20 minutes this weekend, from 4 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 5, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 6. This service change will be in effect each weekend through Apr. 27.

Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Weekend Interruption On J Line In Brooklyn

Jamaica Center-bound J trains will operate express service between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction this weekend, from 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 5, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 6. This service change will be in effect each weekend through Apr. 27.

It was noted that Jamaica Centerbound J trains will still make the Myrtle Avenue stop during this service change.

For service to the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street, Flushing Avenue, Kosciuszko Street, Gates Avenue, Halsey Street and Chauncey Street stations, take the J train to Myrtle Avenue or Broadway Junction, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J train.

For service from these stations, take the J train to Myrtle Avenue, Marcy Avenue (Unlimited MetroCard holders only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train .

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 Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. through Tuesday, Apr. 22. 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.

Skipped Stations On E & F Lines In Qns.

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 4, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 7. During this period, Manhattan-bound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

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

Weekend Express On E & R Lines

Manhattan-bound E trains will run express service between 71st- Continental Avenues and Queens Plaza late nights this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 4, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 7. These trains will continue to stop at Roosevelt Avenue.

Additionally, Manhattan-bound R trains will also operate express service in the same segment at all times this Saturday and Sunday.

For service to the 67th Avenue, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Boulevard, Grand Avenue, Elmhurst Avenue, 65th Street, Northern Boulevard, 46th Street, Steinway Street and 36th Street stations, take the E or R train to Roosevelt Avenue or Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Jamaica Centerbound E train or a Forest Hills-bound R train.

For service from these stations, take the E or R train to Roosevelt Avenue or 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E or R train.

It was noted that Jamaica Centerbound E trains will make all 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.

Switch Of Lines For Man.-Bound F Trains

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, Apr. 4, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 7. This service change will also be in effect the following weekend, Apr. 11- 14.

These F trains will not stop at the 21st Street-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and 57th Street stations.

For service to the 21st Street- Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaicabound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattanbound E train.

Late Night Service Slowed On G Line

All G trains will operate every 20 minutes in both directions late nights, Monday through Thursday, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Thursday, Apr. 24. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Late Night Switch For E & M Trains To Man.

Manhattan-bound E trains will run on the F line between 36th Street in Queens and West Fourth Street in Manhattan late nights on Monday, Apr. 7, through Friday, Apr. 11, from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Additionally, Middle Villagebound M trains will also switch to the F line between 36th Street and West Fourth Street on Monday through Thursday from 9:30 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.

As a result of this service change, Manhattan-bound E and M trains will skip the Queens Plaza, Court Square- 23rd Street, Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, Fifth Avenue-53rd Street and Seventh Avenue stations.

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

F Trains Run Local During Overnights

Jamaica-bound F trains will make local stops between 21st Street- Queensbridge and Roosevelt Avenue late nights on Tuesday, Apr. 8, through Friday, Apr. 11, from 12:30 until 5 a.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Weekday, Weekend

N Train Disruptions

Manhattan-bound N trains will skip the 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue stations on Thursday, Apr. 3, and Friday, Apr. 4, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this period, Q trains will not operate between 57th Avenue and Astoria- Ditmars Boulevard.

For service to the skipped stations, take the N train to Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to an Astoria-bound N train. For service from these stations, take the N train to Astoria Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound N train .

Additionally, N train service will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard on Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 5-6, from 5:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. Shuttle buses will operate in place of N trains and make all local stops.

Riders can transfer between the shuttle buses and the N train at Queensboro Plaza. The buses will stop near N train stations 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.

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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