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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Starting Monday, July 21, there will be service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Queens and Manhattan for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program:

  • E service will be suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center.
  • F service will be suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and 21 Street-Queensbridge.
  • M service will end early between 71 Avenue and Essex Street each night.
  • R service will end early between 71 Avenue and Whitehall Street each night.

Travel alternatives

  • Take the 7 between Manhattan and 74 St-Roosevelt Avenue or Queensboro Plaza.
  • Take the N between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan, transfer at 5 Avenue/42 Street-Bryant Park 7/D/F, Times Square-42 Street/Port Authority 7/A, and 34 Street-Herald Square D/F/N.
  • Take the R between Queens Plaza and 71 Avenue. When R service ends, E trains run local between Queens Plaza and 71 Avenue until 10 p.m. After 10 PM, take the E Local between Roosevelt Avenue and 71 Avenue.
  • In Manhattan along 8th Avenue, take the A Local or C instead of the E.
  • Along 53 Street, use the D or nearby 6 and N stations instead.
  • Free shuttle buses run local between Queensboro Plaza and 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36 Street, Steinway Street, 46 Street, Northern Boulevard, and 65 Street.
  • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue 7/E/F or Queensboro Plaza 7/N.

 

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA

Starting Monday night, there will be service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Queens and Manhattan for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program:

  • E service will be suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center.
  • F service will be suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and 21 Street-Queensbridge.
  • M service will end early between 71 Avenue and Essex Street each night.
  • R service will end early between 71 Avenue and Whitehall Street each night.

Travel alternatives

  • Take the 7 between Manhattan and 74 St/Roosevelt Av or Queensboro Plaza.
  • Take the N between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan, transfer at 5 Avenue/42 Street-Bryant Park 7/D/F, Times Square-42 Street/Port Authority 7/A, and 34 Street-Herald Square D/F/N.
  • Take the R between Queens Plaza and 71 Avenue. When R service ends, E trains run local between Queens Plaza and 71 Avenue until 10 p.m. After 10 PM, take the E Local between Roosevelt Avenue and 71 Avenue.
  • In Manhattan along 8th Avenue, take the A Local or C instead of the E.
  • Along 53 Street, use the D or nearby 6 and N stations instead.
  • Free shuttle buses run local between Queensboro Plaza and 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36 Street, Steinway Street, 46 Street, Northern Boulevard, and 65 Street.
  • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue 7/E/F or Queensboro Plaza 7/N.

 

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA's flickr

There will be overnight services disruptions on the E, F, M, R lines in Queens, from Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18 due to the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program, according to the transit agency.

 

During those times:

E trains won’t operate between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

F trains won’t operate between Roosevelt Avenue and 21 Street-Queensbridge between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

M train service ends early between 71st Avenue and Myrtle Avenue each night.

R line service ends early between 71st Avenue and Whitehall Street each night.

 

Trains will operate as follows:

E – In Queens only between Jamaica Center and 74 St/Roosevelt Av.

F – Service operates in two sections as follows:

  •  Between 179 St and 74 Street/Roosevelt Avenue
  • Between Stillwell Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge

M – Service ends early between 71st Avenue and Myrtle Avenue each night:

  • Service toward Manhattan from 71st Avenue and Myrtle Avenue ends at approximately 8:10 p.m.
  • Service from Manhattan toward 71st Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue ends at approximately 8:40 p.m
  • M line shuttle service between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue runs all night.

R line – Service ends early between 71st Avenue and Whitehall Street each night:

  • The last train to Whitehall Street leaves 71st Avenue at about 8:30 pm.
  • The last train to 71st Avenue leaves Whitehall Street at about 9:30 p.m.
  • R line shuttle service between 95th Street and 36th Street, Brooklyn runs all night.

For alternative service:

Take the 7 line between Manhattan and 74 Street/Roosevelt Avenue or Queensboro Plaza.

Take the N line between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza.

In Manhattan along 8th Avenue, take the A line or C line instead of the E line. Along 53rd Street, use the D line or nearby 6 line and N line service instead.

In Manhattan, transfer at 5th Avenue/42 St-Bryant Park 7/F line, Times Sq-4nd Sreet/42 Street-Port Authority 7/A line, and 34 Streert-Herald Square F line/N line.

Take the R line between Queens Plaza and 71st Avenue. When R line service ends, E line trains run local between Queens Plaza and 71st Avenue until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m, take the E line between Roosevelt Avenue and 71st Avenue.

Free shuttle buses run local between Queensboro Plaza and 74st Street/Roosevelt Avenue, making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Bouelvard, and 65th Street.

In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue 7 line/F line or Queensboro Plaza 7 line.

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA's flickr

There will be no service at the 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street subway stations in Queens from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, August 12 to early Friday morning, August 16, according to the MTA. The service changes are part of the transit agency’s Fastrack maintenance program.

During this time, E and R trains run express in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue, and M service ends early each night between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Essex Street.

  • Free shuttle buses run local between Queens Plaza and 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, making station stops at Queens Plaza, Queensboro Plaza, 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street.
  • Customers may transfer between shuttle buses and the 7, E, F and R trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, Queensboro Plaza 7 and N train or Queens Plaza E and R trains.
  • Regular late night R service operates in Brooklyn only between 95th Street and 36th Street.
  • M shuttle trains operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue all night.

 

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA's flickr

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

 

Overnight service disruptions on N, Q, R trains this week


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Starting Monday night, there will be service disruptions on the N, Q and R trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program:

  • N trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only.
  • Q trains run in Brooklyn and are rerouted via the D line in Manhattan.
  • R service ends early in Manhattan and Queens each night. (R shuttle service between 95th Street and 36th Street, Brooklyn runs all night.)

Travel alternatives

  • In Queens, take the M (or E local) instead of the R.
  • Take the 7 for service between Queens and Manhattan.
  • In Manhattan, use nearby stations on the 8th Avenue (A, E), 7th Avenue (1, 2) 6th Avenue (D, F, Q) and Lexington Avenue (4, 6) Lines.
  • Take the 2, 4, D, F or Q between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • N trains make local R stops between Jay Street-MetroTech and 36th Street.

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

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

 

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Service disruptions on ‘N,’ ‘Q,’ ‘R’ lines this week


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Patrick Cashin

Starting tonight, there will be service disruptions on the “N,” “Q” 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 Friday, February 1.

There will only be “N” service in Brooklyn and Queens, and the line will operate in two sections between Ditmars Boulevard and Queensboro Plaza, and between Stillwell Avenue and Jay Street-MetroTech.

After DeKalb Avenue, “Q” Manhattan-bound trains will run on the “D” line to 47-50th Streets, then to the 57 Street “F” station. Coney Island-bound “Q” trains will originate at the 57th Street “F” station then run via the “D” train to Brooklyn. Regular Coney Island-bound service resumes at DeKalb Avenue.

“R” train service will end early in Manhattan and Queens, with the last 95th Street-bound “R” train leaving 71st Avenue, and the last 71st Avenue-bound train leaving 95 Street at about 9:20 p.m. In Brooklyn, shuttle service between 36 Street and 95 Street will start early.

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Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Flickr/MTA

Starting next month, some late night subway riders will need to find alternate forms of transportation, the MTA announced Monday.

The MTA’s Fastrack program, which temporality suspends parts of the subway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights for track, tunnel and station maintenance, will affect several lines in Queens and other parts of the city.

Each of the following corridors will shut down for four consecutive weeknights:

  • “N,” “Q” and “R” lines south of Queensboro Plaza to Court Street in Brooklyn
  • “E,” “F,” “M” and “R” lines between 5th Avenue/53rd Street in Manhattan and Roosevelt Avenue
  •  “A” line between 168th Street and 207th Street in Upper Manhattan
  •  “D” line between 161st Street and 205th Street in the Bronx
  •  “6” line between 45th Street and 100th Street in Manhttan
  •  “4” and “5″ lines between 45th Street and 100th Street in Manhattan

The first corridor slated for maintenance is the “D” line in the Bronx on January 14, followed by the N,” “Q” and “R” trains south of Queensboro Plaza to Court Street on January 28.

The MTA decided to continue with the Fastrack program, which began last January, because of its increase in productivity, and reduction in track fires, delays and incidents.

“Over the past year we have found this to be an extremely effective way to maintain a subway system that operates around the clock, seven days a week,” said New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast. “We have seen concrete benefits in the way the system is being maintained through Fastrack and we are now ready to roll it out to other line segments.”