For the second time in less than six months, straphangers in Queens and Manhattan will be without the No. 7 subway for multiple weekends in a row.
Starting December 28, No. 7 line service between the two boroughs will be suspended every weekend until March 25 due to planned subway work.
Trains won’t run between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, from 11:45 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday during those 13 consecutive weekends.
During President’s Day weekend the suspension will remain in effect until Tuesday, February 19 at 5 a.m.
For alternate service between the two boroughs, straphangers can use the “E”,” F”, “N” and “Q” lines.
The “Q” will also be extended to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and free shuttle buses will operate between the Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza stations during those weekends.
Along with the weekend suspensions, the No. 7 train will not run from 11:45 p.m. on Monday, January 14 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15.
According to the MTA, these service changes are so it can perform tunnel, signal and track maintenance in the Steinway Tunnel, which connects Queens to Manhattan, as well as replace tracks between the between the Court Sq. and Queensboro Plaza stations.
In the fall, the MTA also suspended No. 7 subway service for five weekends for maintenance reasons.