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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 3. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

J & M Trains Skip Williamsburg Stops

Jamaica Center-bound J trains and Middle Village-bound M trains will skip the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue stations on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, and Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 10-12, from 9:45 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the J or M trains to Myrtle Avenue-Broadway, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J or M train. For service from these stations, take the J or M train to Marcy Avenue (Unlimited MetroCard customers only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train.

Additionally, Manhattanbound J and M trains will skip the Flushing Avenue, Lorimer Street and Hewes Street stations on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the J or M trains to Marcy Avenue (Unlimited MetroCard customers only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Centerbound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train. For service from these stations, take the J or M train to Myrtle Avenue- Broadway, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J or M train.

Local & Line Switch For E Train To Qns.

Jamaica Center-bound F trains will run on the F line between West Fourth Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge, then run local to 71st-Continental Avenues this weekend, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8.

During this period, Jamaica Center-bound E train service will not be available at the 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, 50th Street, Seventh Avenue, Fifth Avenue-53rd Street, Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, Court Square-23rd Street and Queens Plaza stations.

For service to Court Square- 23rd Street or Queens Plaza, transfer at 21st Street- Queensbridge to a free shuttle bus connecting riders to both stops.

Weekend Express On R Line In Qns.

Manhattan-bound R trains will run express service between 71st- Continental Avenues and Queens Plaza at all times this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. These trains will continue to stop at Roosevelt Avenue.

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 R train to Roosevelt Avenue or Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Forest Hills-bound R train or a Jamaica Center-bound E train, which will run local service.

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

E & F Trains Skip Three Local Stops

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., through Friday, Sept. 12.

During this period, Jamaicabound 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 Jamaica-bound F train.

Additionally, Manhattanbound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Manhattan-bound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard stop.

For service to these stations, take the E train to Union Turnpike or 71st-ContinentalAvenues, then transfer to a Jamaica Centerbound E train or a Jamaica-bound F train. For service from these stations, 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.

Switch Of Lines For F Trains To Man.

Manhattan-bound F trains will run on the M line between Roosevelt Avenue and 47th-50th Streets this weekend, from 11:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1. These trains will operate express service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza.

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

For service to these 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 RooseveltAvenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train.

F Trains To Jam.

Run Local Service

Jamaica-bound F trains will operate local service between 21st Street-Queensbridge and 71st- Continental Avenues this weekend, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Late Night Local Svc. Along F Line

Manhattan-bound F trains will

run local service between 71st- Continental Avenues and Roosevelt Avenue late nights, Tuesday through Friday, from 12:01 until 5 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 19. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Delayed Service On G Line Sat.

G train service will operate every 20 minutes in both directions between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues this Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Station Renewal Comes To A Line

The Ozone Park/Far Rockaway-bound 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 Park-bound 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 Rockawaybound 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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