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.