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Residents face No. 7 train closures this weekend

Oct. 21, 2016 Staff Report

Getting around New York City is going to be a lot tougher for many residents of Sunnyside and Woodside this weekend.

No. 7 train service between 34th Street-Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza will be suspended from 12:15 am Saturday through 4:30 am Monday, according to the MTA.

In addition, there will be no local service between 61st Street/Woodside and Queens Plaza on the Manhattan-bound side.

Therefore, Manhattan-bound residents are advised to take the 7 train to the 74th Street/Roosevelt Ave. stop and then take the E, F, or R trains in order to get into the City.

For Long Island City residents, there will be shuttle buses taking commuters from Vernon Blvd to Queensboro Plaza, where they will be able to get on the N or R train.

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

Hang in there 7 train riders: By the end of 2017, the 7 train service will be running more frequent. However, this service will still be overcrowded 24/7/365, thanks to the rapid rise of residental and commerical developments from Hunters Point to Flushing, as well as the reconstruction of LGA, which could lead to more and more residents and tourists using the 7 train with several years or so.

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Choo choo train

I love the #7 train. Awesome service, hows that? Btw dont drink or take drugs whats your excuse

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Choo choo train

I love the #7 train i dont see a problem. If they didnt repair it we would be complaining about repairs. 90% of the time its clean, runs on time and is very reliable. Id like to see more police presence but there are only so many cops. Over all, the 7 line is the best in ny. Try some of the other lines and you’ll see.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

20 years ago, when I started my daily commute to work in Manhattan, you could set your watch to the 7 Train. I don’t what’s going on, but the workers on the rail are hostile and act like they are doing you a favor working a job you pay for. I’m pro-Union, but these people are angrier then A Bernie sanders supporter who found out the election was rigged

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jose espagna

how are you dealing with track workers on your train ride? you know nothing of the trains/union workers

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Choo choo train

I like the 7 train i think its excellent. Mta keep up the good work the 7 is probably the best run linein mta history

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Roxy

Train Traveller, please study your MTA maps. The #7 line doesn’t go directly to either the Bronx or Brooklyn, but at certain stations you can transfer from the #7 to other lines that do.

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MTA Map

Roxy, please work on reading comprehension. Nobody claimed that the 7 goes to the Bronx or Brooklyn.

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El loco

Yo Foxy Roxy and Map Reader the service on the 7 sucks and has sucked forever. It never changes for the better, only for the worse. It doesn’t take much reading comprehension to understand that. New York is a world class city with a third world transportation system. The pathetic part is that the 7 train is one of the better trains in the city.

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el loco

i’ve lived here for 27 years and the service never improves. They could have torn it down and put up a new one in that time. When will the insanity with this train ever end?

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Train Traveller.

Yes. This has been a problem for a very, very, long time. The issue is that there is no alternative other than very, very, slow busses that are also overcrowded. If you take the 7 train and the M60 away, I have no other means of transport other than cab or bike. People in this area are subjected to packed trains and bad service with interruptions like this constantly. This is the normal state of affairs.

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SuperWittySmitty

We need more restrictions on personal cars that create traffic during rush hour, especially cars with only one person. QB & the bridge should be dedicated to mass transit. Use the expressway if you want to drive in your car or if you live outside of western Queens.

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jose espagna

poor you having “no means” move to a more convenient neighborhood. why should the city change for one person?

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SuperWittySmitty

Actually, people ask me all the time! If you need help getting into Manhattan, let me know.

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Nanker Pheldge

7 train running express from 74th St to Queensboro Plaza is a pain, but dealable. No service between Queensboro Plaza is a pain, but, again, dealable. To pile both inconveniences on top of each other is an entirely unconscionable act of supreme arrogance and complete stupidity by the MTA. Once again they are pissing all over the people that pay their bloated and undeserved salaries. No service, No pay!

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Train Traveller.

And what makes it a pain in the arse is that the 7 is the only train that goes to certain neighborhoods. In Brooklyn or the Bronx, there is more than one train line that services numerous areas of the borough. How many trains go to flushing? They need a second line but the money is in Manhattan, so the new lines go there.

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po'd

What in the world is the problem with the stupid 7 train? They can build a city of high rise buildings in Long Island City in under a year but they can’t fix/update/modify the tracks of a subway car in almost TEN YEARS? Why aren’t more people outraged?

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rikki

because they made a personal choice to get a 9-5 weekday job, and being packed like sardines is they way they want to live for the next 20 years,

a new tunnel may never be built. but a shuttle connection to the still not finished 2nd ave subway would be the most logical and fastest way to alleviate a lot of congestion

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jose espagna

buildings=investors money subway=public money rich people invest in buildings not subways got it?

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SuperWittySmitty

I have to go into Manhattan on Saturday & Sunday but these service disruptions are a small inconvenience for me. I’ll probably catch the Q39 on 48th Avenue to Courthouse Square or one of the many buses on QB to QP. We live in a very congested part of the world and our mass transit system is overloaded. As a result, constant maintenance is necessary. Maybe, if Cuomo and his cronies were worried about their jobs, they would be more focused on this but they’re not.

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A.Bundy

you know whats the biggest joke besides the 7 train? taking 30 minutes to go 2 stops from 40th street to queensboro plaza. beyond pathetic. the mta is worthless!

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