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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Apr. 16. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Overnight Disruptions On 7 Line Monday

Due to scheduled maintenance, 7 train service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street will be suspended from 11:45 p.m. Monday, Apr. 21, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 22.

During this period, 7 trains will only operate between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street-Flushing.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the N train at Queensboro Plaza or Times Square- 42nd Street or the E or F trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will replace 7 trains in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These buses will stop at Queens Plaza for elevator access to the E or R trains.

The shuttle buses will stop at 7 train stations as follows:

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

– Queens Plaza-on Jackson Avenue at Orchard Avenue;

– Court Square-23rd Street-on Jackson Avenue at 45th Avenue (to Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue) or at Thomson Avenue (to Queensboro Plaza);

– Hunters Point Avenue-on 21st Street at 49th Avenue;

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

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, May 9.

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 May 9. 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. 19, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 20. 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. 19, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 20. 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. 29.

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.

Jamaica Center-bound E trains and Jamaica-bound F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations from 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 22, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 23, and again from 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 24, until 5 a.m. Friday, Apr. 25.

During these periods, Jamaicabound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

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

Late Night Express Affects The R Line

Forest Hills-bound R trains will operate express service between Queens Plaza and 71st-Continental Avenues on Tuesday and Thursday, Apr. 22 and 24, from 9:45 p.m. until midnight. These trains will continue to stop at Roosevelt Avenue.

For service to the 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard, 65th Street, Elmhurst Avenue, Grand Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, 63rd Drive and 67th Avenue stations, take the R train to Roosevelt Avenue or 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound R train.

For service from these stations, take the R train to Roosevelt Avenue or Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Forest Hills-bound R train.

Switch Of Lines For Man.-Bound F Trains

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run on the F line between West Fourth Street in Manhattan and 21st Street-Queensbridge this weekend, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 18, until 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 21.

As a result of this service change, there will be no Jamaica Center-bound E train service at the Court Square- 23rd Street or Queens Plaza stations. For service to these stations, transfer to a free shuttle bus at 21st Street- Queensbridge.

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 Thursday, Apr. 17, 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.

F Trains Run Local During Overnights

Jamaica-bound F trains will make local stops between 21st Street- Queensbridge and Roosevelt Avenue late nights on Friday, Apr. 11, and Tuesday, Apr. 22, through Thursday, Apr. 25, from 12:30 until 5 a.m. Service, however, will operate normally on Thursday, Apr. 24.

Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

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, May 8. 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. 17, 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.

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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