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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Nov. 12. 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 M Line Tonight

The MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program will also end service early on the M line between Myrtle Avenue- Broadway and 71st-Continental Avenues during evening hours on Thursday, Nov. 13. Transfer to the J train at Myrtle Avenue- Broadway for service to and from Manhattan.

J & M Trains Won’t

Cross Br. Weekend

J train service will be suspended between Hewes Street and Essex Street-and M train service will be closed between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Essex Street-this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16, from 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During this period, J trains will operate in two sections: between Jamaica Avenue and Hewes Street and between Essex Street and Chambers Street. The latter section will operate service every 15 minutes.

M trains will operate as a shuttle between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue- Broadway. For service to Flushing Avenue, Lorimer Street and Hewes Street, transfer to the J train at Myrtle Avenue-Broadway.

Free shuttle buses will replace train service between Hewes Street and Essex Street. For alternate service to and from Manhattan, transfer from the J train to the A, C or L trains at Broadway Junction or, from the M train, to the L train at Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues.

The shuttle buses will stop as follows:

– Hewes Street-on Broadway at Hooper Street;

– Marcy Avenue-on Broadway at Marcy Avenue; and

– Essex Street-on Delancey Street at Essex Street.

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. 14, until 4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Trains will operate normally between Main Street and Queensboro Plaza.

During the 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.

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 on 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).

Switch Of Lines For F Trains To Jamaica

Jamaica-bound F trains will run on the M line between 47th- 50th Streets and Roosevelt Avenue this weekend, from 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17.

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

For service to these stations, take the F train to Roosevelt Avenue, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound F train. For service from these stations, take the F train to 47th-50th Streets, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train.

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.

Additionally, Manhattanbound A trains will skip the 111th Street station this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17. For service to this station, take the Q112 bus along Liberty Avenue (days and evenings only) or the A train to Rockaway Boulevard, then transfer to an Ozone Parkbound A train.

For service from this station, take the A train to Lefferts Boulevard, 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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