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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Nov. 5. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.

Fastrack Program

Hits E, F, M & R

The MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program will result in service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines in Queens and Manhattan tonight and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6-7, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During this period, E trains will run local service between Jamaica Center and Roosevelt Avenue. F trains will operate in two sections: between 179th Street-Jamaica and Roosevelt Avenue and between 21st Street- Queensbridge and Stillwell Avenue.

M train service between Essex Street and 71st-Continental Avenues will end early tonight, Thursday. M trains will continue to operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Essex Street. Service will also end early on the R line Thursday between 36th Street in Brooklyn and 71st-Continental Avenues.

Free shuttle buses will replace subway service between Roosevelt Avenue and Queensboro Plaza, making all local stops. For alternate service between Manhattan or Queens, use the 7 or N trains.

Additionally, Fastrack repairs will also end service early on the M line between Myrtle Avenue- Broadway and 71st-Continental Avenues during evening hours on Monday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Nov. 13. Transfer to the J train at Myrtle Avenue- Broadway for service to and from Manhattan.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Train

There will be no 7 train service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.; and early morning on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 5 a.m. Trains will operate normally between Main Street and Queensboro Plaza.

During the weekend disruption, Q trains will run to Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard 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 trains at Queensboro Plaza or Times Square-42nd Street or the E, F or R trains at Roosevelt Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will replace 7 trains in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These trains will also stop at Queens Plaza for ADAaccessible connections to the E and R lines.

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. 21.

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.

A Line Disruption Hits Ozone Park

A train service will be suspended between Lefferts Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, until 4:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10. A trains will operate between 207th Street in Manhattan and either Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Far Rockaway.

During this period, Manhattanbound A trains will also skip the Rockaway Boulevard and 88th Street stations.

Free shuttle buses will replace A train service in Ozone Park. Riders can transfer between the A train and the shuttle bus at 80th Street.

The shuttle buses will stop as follows:

– 80th Street-on Liberty Avenue at 80th Street;

– 88th Street (Far Rockawaybound only)-on Liberty Avenue at 88th Street;

– Rockaway Boulevard (Far Rockaway-bound only)-on 93rd Street at Liberty Avenue (to Lefferts Boulevard) or on Liberty Avenue at 93rd Street (to 80th Street);

– 104th Street-on Liberty Avenue at 104th Street;

– 111th Street-on Liberty Avenue at 111th Street; and

– Lefferts Boulevard-on Lefferts Boulevard at Liberty Avenue.

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.

Some L Trains Make Last Stop In R’wood

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. 21.

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.

Late Night Closure

On G Line In Bklyn.

G train service will be suspended between Metropolitan Avenue and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues late nights on Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 14, from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During this period, G trains will operate in two sections: between Court Square and Metropolitan Avenue (every 20 minutes) and between Bedford- Nostrand Avenues and Church Avenue (every 15 minutes).

Free shuttle buses will replace G trains in the closed segment. Transfer between the buses and train at either Metropolitan Avenue (on Union Avenue at Metropolitan Avenue) or Bedford- Nostrand Avenues (on Lafayette Avenue at Bedford Avenue).

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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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