July 26, 2011 Staff Report
There will be no Number 7 line subway service between the Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza stations from midnight Saturday, July 30 through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 1. A special fare-free shuttle bus service will operate between the Vernon-Jackson and Queensboro Plaza Stations while the service diversion is in effect.
Repair work is focused on correcting signal circuits in the Steinway tunnel, which links Manhattan and Queens and includes addressing water intrusion in the tunnel, the electrical power system and structural defects in the tunnel.
The MTA is providing increased Astoria line service between Queens and Manhattan on this weekend. They remind customers that they can ride the E line to reach Court Square and Queens Plaza. Service change information may be found on the MTA website. Information is also available on ferry service. (Acknowledgement, Luke Adams)