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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 10. 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. 11-12, 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, J trains will operate local service between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Marcy Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Line

Flushing-bound 7 trains will skip the 33rd Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street and 69th Street stations on weekdays, Wednesday through Friday, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 3.

For service to these stations, 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 Flushing-bound 7 train.

Additionally, Manhattanbound 7 trains will skip the 111th Street, 103rd Street, 90th Street and 82nd Street stations this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

For service to these 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 Manhattan-bound 7 train.

Furthermore, 7 train service will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street from 11:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. During this period, 7 trains will operate between Queens 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.

During this period, free shuttle buses will replace 7 train service in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These buses will additionally stop at Queens Plaza for ADA-access to the E train.

The shuttle buses will stop as follows:

• Queensboro Plaza—on Queens Plaza South at 27th Street;

• Queens Plaza—on 42nd Road at Jackson 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; and

• Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue—on Vernon Boulevard at 50th Avenue.

Weekend Express On E & R In Qns.

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run express service between Queens Plaza and 71st- Continental Avenues late nights this weekend, from 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

Additionally, Forest Hillsbound R trains will run express service between Queens Plaza and 71st-Continental Avenues at all times this weekend.

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 E or R train to Roosevelt Avenue or 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E or R train.

For service from these stations, take the E or R train to Roosevelt Avenue or Queens Plaza, then transfer to a Jamaica Centerbound

E train or a Forest Hillsbound R train.

E & F Trains To Skip Local Stops

Jamaica Center-bound E trains and Jamaica-bound F trains will skip the 75th Avenue stations this weekend, from 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

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

Additionally, Jamaica Centerbound E trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard station—and Jamaica-bound F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard stations—at all times beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

For service to these 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 Centerbound E train or a Jamaica-bound F train.

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 in two sections—between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and between Bedford- Nostrand Avenues and Church Avenue—on Monday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 p.m. until 5 p.m. Riders can transfer between G trains at Bedford-Nostrand Avenues to continue their trip.

It was noted that all G trains between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues will operate every 30 minutes. 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.

Ozone Park Stops

Skipped On A Line

Ozone Park-bound A trains will skip the 104th Street and 111th Street stations this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

For service to these stations, take the A train to Lefferts Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train. For service from these stations, take the Q112 bus or the A train to Rockaway Boulevard, then transfer to an Ozone Park-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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