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No. 7 Train Weekend Service to be Cut For 3 Months

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Dec. 18, 2012 By Christian Murray

It’s going to be a long winter for No. 7 train weekend riders.

The MTA will be cutting service starting the weekend of Dec. 29—which will continue each weekend through March 25, public officials have been told.

The trains will stop running—between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square–from 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays, before resuming at 5 a.m. on Mondays.

While the No. 7 train has been making cuts to its weekend service—on and on—over the past few years, this one is particularly long. It will last 13 consecutive weekends–compared to the five weekends last fall. The service changes are due to a new signal system that’s being installed along the line.

The last stop on the No. 7 train during that period will be Queensboro Plaza.

For Long Island City commuters, there will be free shuttle buses that will run between the Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave. station and Queensboro Plaza, where passengers can transfer to the N or the Q train.

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SuperWittySmitty

Thanks, Ruben! Sorry if it lacked coherence. But I love this community and enjoy trying to share my feelings about it. I’ve read quite a few comments that you’ve written and feel as if I might reach your level of intelligence, someday, if I keep trying. So next time I’ll try harder to impress you! Such a worthy goal!

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Ruben

SuperWittySmitty- what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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SuperWittySmitty

These comments all seen recycled from last time. There are quite a few options available for those wishing to get in and out of Manhattan. Maintenance for the system will always be needed and will go one for as long as the system is operating. The MTA certainly needs to make a stronger effort to improve its service & its image but really, the inconveniences this causes are pretty minor for the vast majority of its riders. More damaging to our community are these attitudes that others are to blame for our own problems, that outsiders are moving here and ruining our little Eden. The charms and pleasures of living in Sunnyside are plentiful and we are part of a bigger city that has had just as much to do with that as any lifelong resident of the immediate neighborhood. If you think “hipsters” and Thai restaurants, not to mention “skinny jeans” are the problem, then you shouldn’t be on the 7 train in the first place. How do you think the life-long residents of Manhattan feel about the millions of people from Queens pouring into their neighborhoods every day? They understand- this is New York and we all are united into one great city. Go live elsewhere if you must but if you stay here, learn how to adapt and share the bounty.

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Jemma

They do this all the time and always in the winter. At this point you should know your options for travel because it’s just going to happen again in due time.

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Annie D

Transferring to the N/Q on the weekends is a drag… the platform at Qboro gets so overcrowded it’s like we’re going to fall on the tracks!

This is even more annoying to hear the same day as the MTA votes to raise fares…

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Steven B

The saga of improved signals on the #7 line has closed down weekend winter service for years. I have given up trying to understand it or even to expect any improvements…it just doesn’t matter.

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Ruben

I saw a hipster getting a 100 dollar ticket for jumping the turnstile on the 40th st station. I was laughing my ass off. gotta save those duckets for all that Thai food!

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Crackerjack

Last winter when they discontinued weekend service they said they were installing a new signal system. So are they saying they didn’t do it last year? It is time we start calling the MTA out on this stuff. This is crap, and it does not take this long to do the improvements they claim to be making.

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Craic Dealer

I demand why? What exactly is being done!? How about I just jump the turnstile on the weekends because my bank account will be closed!

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Craic Dealer

This is to improve service. Cram sdfjsoiaj. Please jnosjsiodfj. Thank you for ya’ll patience.

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O'Shea

The way i see it.
It has been announced that you will be inconvenienced.
You will be inconvenienced.
Quit whining. Suck it up.
You will be inconvenienced.

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Sunnyside Native

Inconvenient yes, but we can always take the Q32 to QueensBoro Plaza and transfer to the N/Q train OR just take the Q32 right into the city and transfer to a train there if need be. OR you can take the Q32 to 61st Street to catch the LIRR or to 74th Street and transfer to a train there. If this is ALL we have to complain about, then we are very blessed people!

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