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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Oct. 15. 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 To Skip Wmbg. 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, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, from 9:45 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For service to these stations, take the J or M train to Myrtle Avenue, 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 holders only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Centerbound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Line

Service on the 7 line will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20; and from 11:45 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.

This weekend, 7 trains will operate between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street, but with delayed service on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this period, alternate Queensboro Plaza-bound 7 trains will make their last stop at 74th Street, and service between 74th Street and Queensboro Plaza will operate every 12 minutes.

As alternate service, the Q train will be extended to the Ditmars Boulevard station on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For service between Queens and Manhattan, transfer to the N or Q train at Times Square-42nd Street or Queensboro Plaza or the E, F or R trains at 74th Street.

Free shuttle buses, meanwhile, 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 or R trains.

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.

Additionally, 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, Nov. 7.

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.

Weekend Changes For E & F In Qns.

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, Oct. 17, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20. These trains will, however, run express between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Plaza.

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

For service to 21st Street- Queensbridge or Roosevelt Island, 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 Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train.

Split Service Hits L Line Weekdays

L trains will operate in two sections-between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway and between Broadway Junction and Eighth Avenue-weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 24. Riders can transfer between L trains at Broadway Junction to continue their trip .

It was noted that L trains running between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway will operate every 24 minutes. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Switch Of Lines For E Trains To Jamaica

Jamaica Center-bound E trains will run on the F line between West Fourth Street and 21st Street- Queensbridge late nights, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday, Oct. 24. Service will operate normally between 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, and 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.

During this period, Jamaica Center-bound E trains will not stop at the Seventh Avenue, Fifth Avenue-53rd Street, Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, Court Square- 23rd Street and Queens Plaza stations. E trains will resume normal service following 21st Street-Queensbridge.

Transfer to a free shuttle bus at 21st Street-Queensbridge for service to and from Court Square- 23rd and Queens Plaza.

Skip Three Stops On E & F Lines

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations late nights on Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 24, from 9:45 p.m. until 5 a.m. During this period, Manhattanbound F trains will also skip the Sutphin Boulevard station.

For service to these stations, take the E or F train to Union Turnpike or 71st-Continental Avenue, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound 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.

Late Night Express On E And R Lines

Manhattan-bound E trains will run express service between 71st- Continental Avenues and Roosevelt Avenue late nights on Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 24, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Additionally, Manhattan-bound R trains will also run express service in the same section on Tuesday through Thursday from 9:45 to 11 p.m .

For service to the 67th Avenue, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Boulevard, Grand Avenue and Elmhurst Avenue stations, take the E or R train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train or a Forest Hills-bound R train. For service from these stations, take the E or R train to 71st-Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E or R train.

Station Renewal Affects A Train

The Manhattan-bound platforms at the 88th Street and 104th Street A train stations in Ozone Park closed on Monday, Oct. 13, and will remain shut through January 2015 for repairs.

For service to these stations, take the A train to 80th Street, then transfer to an Ozone Park-bound or a Far Rockaway-bound A train. For service from these stations, take the A train to Rockaway Boulevard or 111th Street, then transfer to a Manhattan-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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