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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Aug. 20. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

7 Trains Skip Stops To Flu. Thu. & Fri.

Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 33rd Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street and 69th Street stations on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. These trains will continue to stop at Woodside-61st Street.

For service to the skipped stops, take the 7 train to Woodside-61st Street or 74th Street, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Woodside-61st Street or Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to a Flushingbound 7 train.

N Trains Won’t Cross River This Weekend

N train service will be suspended between Lexington Avenue-59th Street and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. During this period, N trains will run in two sections: between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard and between Lexington Avenue-59th Street and Stillwell Avenue.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the 7 train at either Queensboro Plaza or Times Square-42nd Street.

Weekend Local Svc. For E & F In Queens

E trains will operate local service in both directions between Queens Plaza and 71st-Continental Avenues, and all F trains will run local in both directions between 21st Street- Queensbridge and 71st-Continental Avenues, this weekend, from 12:30 am. Saturday, Aug. 23, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Weekend R Trains

Will Skip Qns. Plaza

R trains will skip the Fifth Avenue-59th Street, Lexington Avenue-59th Street and Queens Plaza stations in both directions all this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24.

During this period, R trains will run on the F line between 57th Street- Seventh Avenue in Manhattan and 36th Street in Queens, making stops at the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street- Queensbridge stations.

For service to Queens Plaza, transfer to the E train, which will make all local stops, at either Roosevelt Avenue or Times Square- 42nd Street/Port Authority.

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

Late Night E & F Skips Van Wyck

Jamaica Center-bound E trains and Jamaica-bound F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard station late nights, Monday through Friday, from 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning this Monday, Aug. 25 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 12.

During this period, Jamaica-bound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

For service to the skipped stations, take the E train to Jamaica-Van Wyck or the F train to 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, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train or a Jamaicabound F train.

Overnight Local Svc. On F Line

Manhattan-bound F trains will make all local stops between Roosevelt Island and 21st Street- Queensbridge on Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 22, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

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 104th 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.

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 McGuinness 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 McGuinness Boulevard shuttle bus at the corner of Lorimer Street and Metropolitan 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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