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Falling debris causes disruptions on the 7 line in Flushing

| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYPD109Pct

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Service on the 7 line was disrupted Saturday afternoon due to a construction accident when a crane hoisting construction materials to stores’ rooftops broke and spilled its cargo onto the tracks at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Flushing.

The incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, when the falling debris caused smoke and a small fire to spark on the tracks, according to reports.

Service was suspended between Roosevelt Avenue and Mets-Willets Point for several hours during the afternoon as crews worked to remove the debris from the tracks and are conducting an investigation for any damage.

Though train service was running normally by 7 p.m., with a Mets game scheduled at Citi Field, the team advised fans on Twitter hours before the game to allow additional travel time and use alternate means.


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