Weekend No.7 Train shutdown begins


| brennison@queenscourier.com |

Queens residents that want to travel into Manhattan this weekend — or any of the next 11 weekends — will not have the No. 7 train as an option beginning at 11:30 p.m. tonight.

Tonight marks the beginning of the weekend No.7 train shutdown leaving many residents without an easy option to get into Manhattan.

The train will be on hiatus every weekend until April 2, shutting down at 11:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday morning.

In lieu of the No. 7 train, commuters will have to utilize the “E”, “F”, “R”, “Q” and “N” trains with increased service to get around, or the above ground option of shuttle service which will run frequently with buses every five minutes throughout the day.

MTA officials said the shutdown is necessary to remove silt and muck build up, repair water leaks, rails, concrete depletion and lack of workable space, among other problems plaguing the line.