Jan. 15, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Parts of the 7 line may go up to weeks without express service as the MTA undergoes infrastructure work along the line.
Express trains will be making local stops between 74 St. – Broadway and Queensboro Plaza, with express service between Main Street and 74th Street, only, according to the MTA.
The service change, due to track work at the Woodside – 61 St. station, is expected to be in effect between Feb. 17 and March 12, the Daily News reported, citing MTA documents.
But the MTA said the dates for the change of service have not been decided on yet.
“We have significant infrastructure work to do along the 7 line but dates and plans have not been finalized,” said MTA spokesperson Shams Tarek. “Many riders will not be impacted, but we will of course accommodate riders as needed.”
The MTA added that riders along local stops will see more trains and more frequent service during the service change.
The 7 line runs local on weekends, during mid-day, and in all of Manhattan.
Frequent service changes have plagued the 7 line over the course of several years as the MTA has worked to bring an updated signal system, Communications-Based Train Control, to the line. The MTA projected a completion date for the project toward the end of 2017, but records show that the CBTC system is now planned to be in service by the second quarter of 2018.