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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Oct. 22. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Early Interruption For M Line In Man.

M train service between Essex Street and 71st-Continental Avenues will end early tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23. M trains will continue to operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Essex Street.

For alternate service between Manhattan and western Queens, transfer to the F train at Delancey Street-Essex Street or 71st- Continental Avenues; the E train at West Fourth Street; or the R train at 34th Street-Herald Square.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Train

Service on the 7 line will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

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. 14.

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 Switch For Manhattan-Bound F

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. 24, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27. 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-on Thursday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Additionally, Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues will be the last stop for alternate L trains from Manhattan on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 7.

For Canarsie-bound service, transfer between L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues to continue the trip. It was noted that trains will operate every 12 minutes between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway.

Skip Three Stops On E & F Lines

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the Van Wyck Boulevard and 75th Avenue stations on Friday, Oct. 24, from 9:45 p.m. until 5 a.m. During this period, Manhattan-bound 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 Local Svc. For E & F

E trains will run local service in both directions between Queens Plaza and 71st-Continental Avenues late nights on Monday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Jamaica-bound F trains will operate local service between 21st Street-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Avenue overnights, Tuesday through Friday, from 12:30 to 5 a.m. through Friday, Oct. 24.

Additionally, F trains will run local service in both directions between 21st Street-Queensbridge and 71st-Continental Avenues on Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Station Renewal Affects A Train

The Manhattan-bound platforms at the 88th Street and 104th Street A train stations in Ozone Park remain closed through January 2015 for repairs related to the MTA’s station renewal program.

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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