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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Aug. 6. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Skipped Stops On

7 Line This Weekend

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, Aug. 8, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11. These trains will continue to stop at Junction Boulevard.

For service to the skipped 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.

Fastrack Repairs Affect A, C, E & M

The MTA’s Fastrack service and maintenance program will affect A, C, E and M train service late nights on Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

E trains will run on the M line between 71st-Continental Avenues and 34th Street-Herald Square, and on the F line between 34th Street-Herald Square and Second Avenue, which will be the last stop.

As a result of this change, M train service between Myrtle Avenue- Broadway and 71st-Continental Avenues will end before 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. M trains will revert to a shuttle between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue-Middle Village.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to or from the J train at Myrtle Avenue-Broadway.

Also during this period, A trains will make local stops and run on the D line between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 34th Street-Herald Square; and on the F line between 34th Street- Herald Square and Jay Street-MetroTech. C train service will end early.

For additional details, visit www.mta.info.

Late Night Local Svc. For F Line In Queens

Manhattan-bound F trains will run local service between 71st- Continental Avenues and Roosevelt Avenue on Friday, Aug. 8, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. These trains will stop at 67th Avenue, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Boulevard, Grand Avenue and Elmhurst Avenue.

Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Weekend Line Switch For F Trains To Jam.

Jamaica-bound F trains will run on

the M line between 47th-50th Streets and Roosevelt Avenue this weekend, from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.

As a result, Jamaica-bound F train service will not be available at the 57th Street, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, Roosevelt Island and 21st Street-Queensbridge stations.

For service to these stops, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train.

It was noted that R train service will be extended to the Jamaica-179th Street F train station all this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Sandy Repairs Close G Train Bet. LIC & Bk.

As part of the MTA’s Fix & Fortify Hurricane Sandy repair program, G train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue is suspended through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. During this period, G trains will operate normally between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service on two routes. One shuttle bus will run along Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Court Square, stopping near the closed G train stations. Another shuttle bus will run along McGuiness Boulevard between Court Square and the Lorimer Street G/L train station, making stops near G train stations.

Riders can transfer between the G train and the Manhattan Avenue shuttle bus at Greenpoint Avenue or the McGuiness Boulevard shuttle bus at the corner of Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue.

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 remain shut through September 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.

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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