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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Sunday Service For Thanksgiving Day

New York City Transit subways and buses and MTA Bus Company lines will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

Additionally, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will provide extra eastbound trains out of Penn Station on Wednesday, Nov. 26, for those leaving work early to start the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, visit www.mta.info/lirr.

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The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Nov. 19. 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 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. 21, until 4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

During this disruption period, Manhattan-bound 7 trains will operate normally between Flushing-Main Street and Queensboro Plaza, but Flushingbound 7 trains will skip the 33rd Street, 40th Street, 42nd Street, 52nd Street and 69th Street stops.

As alternate service, 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.

For Flushing-bound service to the skipped stations, take the 7 train to Woodside-61st Street or 74th Street, then transfer to a Queensboro Plaza-bound 7 train. For service from these stops, take the 7 train to Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to a Flushing-bound 7 train.

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, on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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 Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

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.

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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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