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Transit News and Updates

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Dec. 10. 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 Skip Bklyn. Stops On Weekdays

Jamaica Center-bound J trains and Middle Village-bound M trains will skip the Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue stations on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a result of this change, all Manhattan-bound J trains will make local stops between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Marcy Avenue after 9:45 a.m.

For service to the skipped stations, take the J or M trains to Myrtle Avenue-Broadway, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J or M train. For service from the skipped stations, take the J or M train to Marcy Avenue (Unlimited MetroCard holders only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train.

Additionally, Manhattanbound J and M trains will skip the Flushing Avenue, Lorimer Street and Hewes Street stations on Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 16-18, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a result of this change, all Jamaica Center-bound J trains will make local stops between Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue- Broadway until 3 p.m.

For service to the skipped stations, take the J or M train to Marcy Avenue (Unlimited MetroCard holders only) or Essex Street, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound J train or a Middle Village-bound M train. For service from these stations, take the J or M train to Myrtle Avenue- Broadway, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound J or M train.

Split Service Hits L Line In Brooklyn

L train service will operate in two sections-between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction; and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway-on Monday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Riders can transfer between L trains at Broadway Junction to continue their trip.

During this disruption, it was noted, all L trains running between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway will operate every 24 minutes. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

More Disruptions Affect The 7 Line

Manhattan-bound 7 trains will skip the 111th Street, 103rd Street, 90th Street and 82nd Street stations on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. These trains will continue to stop at Junction Boulevard.

For service to these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or 74th Street, then transfer to a Flushing-bound 7 train. For service from these stations, take the 7 train to Junction Boulevard or Mets- Willets Point, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound 7 train.

Additionally, 7 train service will be suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street from 11:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. During this period, 7 trains will operate between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing-Main Street.

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

Free shuttle buses will replace 7 trains in Long Island City between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. These buses will stop at Queens Plaza for ADA access to the E line.

The shuttle bus stops are located as follows:

– Queensboro Plaza-on Queens Plaza South at 27th or Crescent streets;

– 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.

N Trains Skip Stops In Astoria Weekdays

Astoria-bound N trains will skip the 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway and 30th Avenue stations on Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 16-19, from 10:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this period, Q trains will not operate between 57th Street and Astoria- Ditmars Boulevard.

For service to the skipped stations, take the N train to Astoria Boulevard, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound N train. For service from these stations, take the N train to Queensboro Plaza, then transfer to an Astoria-bound N train.

Late Night Express On E This Weekend

Manhattan-bound E trains will operate express service between 71st-Continental Avenues and Roosevelt Avenue late nights this weekend, Saturday through Monday, Dec. 13-15, from 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

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

Overnight Woes Hit E, F Lines In Queens

Manhattan-bound E and F trains will skip the 75th Avenue station late night on Friday, Dec. 12, from 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m.

For service to this station, take the E or F train to 71st- Continental Avenues, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E train or a Jamaica-bound F train. For service from this station, take the E or F train to Union Turnpike, then transfer to a Manhattanbound E or F train.

Additionally, Manhattanbound F trains will run on the M line between Roosevelt Avenue and 47th-50th Streets late night Friday and overnight on Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19, from 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m.

As a result of this change, Manhattan-bound F train service will be unavailable at the 21st Street-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and 57th Street stations.

For service to these stations, 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.

Disruptions Slow G Train In Bklyn.

Bedford-Nostrand Avenues will serve as the last stop for alternate Church Avenue-bound G trains this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, from 5 a.m. to midnight. This service change will be in effect each weekend through Sunday, Dec. 28.

Riders can transfer between G trains at Bedford-Nostrand Avenues to continue their trip.

It was noted that all G trains running between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues will operate every 20 minutes. Riders are advised to allow for additional travel time.

Ozone Park A Line Closed For Weekend

A train service between Rockaway Boulevard and Lefferts Boulevard will be suspended this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, until 4:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

During this period, A trains will operate between 207th Street and either Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Mott Avenue-Far Rockaway. Manhattan-bound A trains will also skip the Rockaway Boulevard station.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between 80th Street and Lefferts Boulevard. Riders can transfer between A trains and the free shuttle buses at 80th Street.

The shuttle bus stops are located as follows:

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

– 88th Street-on Liberty Avenue at 88th Street;

– Rockaway Boulevard-on 93rd Street at Liberty Avenue or on Liberty Avenue at 96th Street (to Lefferts Boulevard) or on Liberty Avenue at 93rd or 97th streets (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.

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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