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7 Train to be Suspended Btwn. Queensboro Plaza and Hudson Yards Two Weekends in November

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Oct. 12, 2015 Staff Report

The MTA has announced that the No. 7 train will be down between 34 St Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza for two weekends next month.

The cuts will take place the weekends of Nov 6-9 and Nov. 13-16.

Service for both these weekends—between Queensboro Plaza and 34 St. Hudson Yards–  will be suspended from 11:30 pm Friday and 5 am Monday.

The MTA says that the cuts are in order for it to install its Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system; replace elevated tracks; and for the fortification of the Steinway Tubes (which connects Queens to Manhattan).

The MTA, which is a state-run agency, claims that majority of this work has been scheduled over weekends when ridership is lower than normal.7 train

The MTA will provide free shuttle buses during this time and riders will also have the option to take the N,Q or R trains from Queensboro Plaza or the E, F or G trains from Queens Plaza.

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This has become S.O.P. for many of us, and is actually beneficial for those who transfer from the #7 at Queensboro Plaza to the “N” to connect with Manhattan.
On “abnormal” weekends such as this, we also get the “Q,” which alleviates long waits for the “N.” I don’t know why the “Q” doesn’t run 24/7 to Astoria, but that’s one of countless mysteries about the MTA’s management of the subway system. .

Craic Dealer

You know how 3rd world countries have rolling blackouts? The MTA belongs in a 3rd world country. I CAME HERE TO LEAVE THIS!


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