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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, May 14. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Weekend Work Shuts

J & M Train Service

J train service between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction-and the entire weekend M train shuttle- will be suspended for scheduled construction this weekend, from 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, until 10 p.m. Sunday, May 18. This service disruption will be repeated the following weekend.

During this period, J trains will run in two sections-between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction and between Marcy Avenue and Chambers Street.

Shuttle buses will replace J train service between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction. M shuttle service will also be replaced by shuttle buses, which will operate to and from Marcy Avenue.

For alternate service to and from Manhattan, transfer to the A or C train at Broadway Junction or the L train at Broadway Junction or Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues.

The shuttle buses will stop at all affected stations as follows:

J train shuttle bus

– Broadway Junction-on Fulton Street at Van Sinderen Avenue;

– Chauncey Street-on Rockaway Avenue at Broadway (to Marcy Avenue) or on Bushwick Avenue at Chauncey Street (to Broadway Junction);

– Halsey Street-on Bushwick Avenue at Halsey Street;

– Gates Avenue-on Bushwick Avenue at Gates Avenue;

– Kosciuszko Street-on Bushwick Avenue at Stockholm Street (to Marcy Avenue) or at Kosciuszko Street (to Broadway Junction);

– Myrtle Avenue-Broadway-on Bushwick Avenue at Myrtle Avenue (to Marcy Avenue or Broadway Junction), at Stanwix Street (to Marcy Avenue only) or at Jefferson Street (to Broadway Junction or a Metropolitan Avenue-bound M shuttle bus);

– Flushing Avenue-on Flushing Avenue at Humboldt Street (to Marcy Avenue) or at Broadway (to Broadway Junction or a Metropolitan Avenue M shuttle bus);

– Lorimer Street-on Broadway at Lorimer Street;

– Hewes Street-on Broadway at Hooper Street; and

– Marcy Avenue-on Broadway at Rodney Street.

M train shuttle bus

– Metropolitan Avenue-on Metropolitan Avenue across from the M train station entrance;

– Fresh Pond Road-on Putnam Avenue at Fresh Pond Road (to Marcy Avenue) or on Fresh Pond Road at Putnam Avenue (to Metropolitan Avenue);

– Forest Avenue-on Putnam Avenue at Forest Avenue (to Marcy Avenue) or on Fairview Avenue at Forest Avenue (to Metropolitan Avenue);

– Seneca Avenue-on Seneca Avenue at Palmetto Street;

– Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues-on Gates Avenue at Wyckoff Avenue;

– Knickerbocker Avenue-on Myrtle Avenue at Knickerbocker Avenue;

– Central Avenue-on Myrtle Avenue at Cedar Street (to Marcy Avenue) or at DeKalb Avenue (to Metropolitan Avenue);

– Myrtle Avenue-Broadway-on Myrtle Avenue at Bushwick Avenue (to Metropolitan Avenue) or on Bushwick Avenue at Jefferson Street (to Metropolitan Avenue or the Broadway Junction-bound J shuttle bus);

– Flushing Avenue-on Flushing Avenue at Humboldt Street (to Marcy Avenue) or at Broadway (Metropolitan Avenue or a Broadway Junction-bound J shuttle bus);

– Lorimer Street-on Broadway at Lorimer Street;

– Hewes Street-on Broadway at Hooper Street; and

– Marcy Avenue-on Broadway at Rodney Street.

More Split Service On L Line In Bklyn.

The last stop for alternating Canarsie-bound L trains will be Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues on Thursday, May 15, Friday, May 16, and Monday, May 19, through Friday, May 23, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Riders can transfer between Canarsiebound L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues to continue their trip.

It was noted that L trains to Canarsie will operate every 12 minutes.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Line

Flushing-bound 7 trains will operate express service between Queensboro Plaza and Mets-Willets Point on Thursday, May 15, and Friday, May 16, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. These trains will continue to stop at Woodside-61st Street and Junction Boulevard.

For service to the 33rd Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 69th Street, 74th Street, 82nd Street, 90th Street, 103rd Street and 111th Street stations, take the 7 train to Woodside- 61st Street, Junction Boulevard or Mets-Willets Point, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard, Woodside-61st Street or Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to a Flushing-bound 7 train.

Additionally, Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 82nd Street, 90th Street, 103rd Street and 111th Street stations on Monday, May 19, through Thursday, May 22, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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

Station Renewal Comes To A Line

The Ozone Park/Far Rockawaybound platform at the 88th Street station and the Ozone Park-bound platform at the 101st Street station on the A line were closed on Monday, May 12, and will remain shut for the next three months as part of an ongoing station renewal project.

For service to the 88th Street station, take the A train to Rockaway Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train. For service to the 101st Street station, take a Lefferts Boulevard/Ozone Parkbound A train to 111th Street, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train.

For service from these stations, take the A train to either Rockaway Boulevard or 80th Street, then transfer to an Ozone Park-bound or a Far Rockaway-bound A train.

Additionally, Ozone Park-bound A trains will skip the 111th Street station this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, May 19.

For service to this station, take the A train to Lefferts Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train. For service from this station, take the A train to Rockaway Boulevard, then transfer to an Ozone Park-bound A train; or the Q112 bus during days and evenings along Liberty Avenue.

Local E Service In F.H. & Briarwood

Manhattan-bound E trains will make local stops at Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations at all times from 5 a.m. Monday, May 19, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 23. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

F Train To Manhattan Is A Late Night Local

Manhattan-bound F trains will run local service between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge on Friday, May 15, and Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 23, from 12:01 to 5 a.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

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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