Overnight service disruptions on E, F, M, R trains this week

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Photo courtesy of MTA's flickr
Photo courtesy of MTA's flickr

MTA's Fastrack maintenance program will disrupt subway service in Queens overnight this week.

There will be no service on the E train between the Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center stations, and no service on the F between the Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge stations from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, June 3 to early Friday morning, June 7, according to the MTA. The service change is part of the transit agency’s Fastrack maintenance program.

Customers may take the 7, N or free shuttle buses as alternatives. Also, customers coming from Manhattan who normally ride the E or M to Court Square can instead take the 7.

M and R train service will also end early during this maintenance.

During this FASTRACK, trains will operate as follows:

  • E in Queens only between Jamaica Center and 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue
  • F in two sections:

1. Between 179th Street and Roosevelt Avenue and
2. Between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge.

  • M service ends early each night and the M shuttle operates between Metropolitan and Myrtle Avenues all night.
  • R service ends early each night and the R shuttle operates in Brooklyn between 95th Street and 36th Street all night.

As alternatives customers may:

  • Take the 7 between Manhattan and 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue or Queensboro Plaza
  • Take the N  between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza
  • In Manhattan, transfer at 5th Avenue/42nd Street-Bryant Park 7, F , Times Square-42nd Street/42nd Street-Port Authority 7 , A , and 34th Street-Herald Square F, N
  • In Manhattan along 8th Avenue, take the local A instead of the E
  • Take free shuttle buses running LOCAL between Queensboro Plaza and 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Blvd and 65th Street
  • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue 7, E, F or Queensboro Plaza 7, N