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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 17. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

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. 10.

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, 7 train service will be suspended between 74th Street and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, until 4:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. During this period, 7 trains will operate between 74th Street and Main Street-Flushing.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the E train at 74th Street or Times Square-42nd Street. The MTA will offer additional E train service between Queens and Manhattan on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Moreover, free shuttle buses will provide alternate service on two routes in Queens. One route will run primarily along Queens Boulevard and make all stops between 74th Street and Queensboro Plaza; the other will run through Long Island City and make all stops between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue.

The Long Island City bus will additionally stop at Queens Plaza for ADA access to that stop.

The shuttle buses will stop as follows:

• 74th Street—on Roosevelt Avenue at Broadway;

• 69th Street—on Roosevelt Avenue at 69th Street;

• Woodside-61st Street—on Roosevelt Avenue at 61st Street;

• 52nd Street—on Roosevelt Avenue at 52nd Street;

• 46th Street—on Queens Boulevard at 46th Street;

• 40th Street—on Queens Boulevard at 41st Street;

• 33rd Street—on Queens Boulevard at 35th Street (to Queensboro Plaza) or at 33rd Street (to 74th Street);

• Queens Plaza—on 41st Avenue at Northern Boulevard (to Queensboro Plaza) or on 42nd Road at Jackson Avenue (to Long Island City);

• Court Square-23rd Street— on 44th Drive at 23rd Street (to 74th Street (to 74th Street) or Jackson Avenue at 45th Avenue (to Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue) or at Thomson Avenue (to Queensboro Plaza);

• Queensboro Plaza—on Queens Plaza North between 27th and Crescent streets (Queens Boulevard line only) or on 28th Street at Queens Plaza South;

• Hunters Point Avenue—on 21st Street at 49th Avenue; and

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

Tunnel Repairs Are Complete On R Line

As of 6 a.m. Monday morning, the R train resumed normal service between Brooklyn and lower Manhattan through the Montague Tube. The tunnel under the East River had been closed for more than a year to allow for repairs to Hurricane Sandy-related damage.

R trains now operate in one section at all times between 71st- Continental Avenues and 95th Street-Bay Ridge. They are again stopping at the Court Street station on weekdays.

J & M Trains Skip Brooklyn Stops

Manhattan-bound J trains will skip the Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciuszko Street stations on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the J train to Myrtle Avenue- Broadway, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train. For service from these stations, take the J train to Broadway Junction, then transfer to a Manhattanbound J train.

Additionally, Jamaica Centerbound J trains and Middle Village-bound M trains will skip the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue stations on Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the J or M train 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.

Furthermore, J trains will operate local service between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Marcy Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

E & F Trains Skip Three Local Stops

Jamaica Center-bound 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 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 on Friday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 26, from 12:01 until 5 a.m.

Additionally, Manhattanbound F trains will run local service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza late nights Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 26, from 12:01 to 5 a.m .

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 Friday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26, 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 late 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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