No. 7 train riders face weekend closures: starting tonight
Update: Oct 5.
Starting tonight, the No. 7 train’s weekend service between Queensboro Plaza and Manhattan is going to be down for five weekends.
Between the hours of Friday 11:45 pm and Monday at 5:00 am, there will be no service between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza (in either direction) on the following weekends: October 6-8, October 20-22, October 27-29, November 10-12 and November 17-19, 2012.
The MTA said the closures are part of a four year plan to install a new signaling system and make upgrades to the tunnel that goes below the East River.
The MTA said that the tunnel only has two tracks and is so narrow that there is no room for subway workers to step aside when oncoming trains pass by. Therefore, the MTA has to stop service altogether for the work to be done.