Subway service disruptions on E, F, M, R in Queens this week

By Queens Courier Staff | |

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Overnight work will disrupt service on several subway lines in Queens.

Starting on Monday, March 18, there will be service disruptions on the  E, F, M and R  trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program. The changes will last until the early morning of Friday, March, 22.

According to the MTA, there will be no service on the E line between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center and no service on the F between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge from 10 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m Friday. Customers may take the 7 or N lines, 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 instead.

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 PlazaIn 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 A local 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