MTA Press Releases

Press Release
February 26, 2007
IMMEDIATE
#7 Flushing Line Service Resumes: Normal Service Restored Between Times Square and 61st/Woodside

Normal late-night service on the #7 Flushing line between Times Square and 61st/Woodside resumed at 11:57 p.m. Sunday night, five hours earlier than originally planned due to the inclement weather. With the return of normal service, shuttle bus service between 74th - Roosevelt and Queensboro Plaza, and Queensboro Plaza and Vernon - Jackson Ave will be discontinued. Subway service on the #7 line was scheduled to be suspended between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and 5:00 a.m. Monday to allow for track replacement, switch and signal installation as part of the 33rd St - Rawson Interlocking project.

During the project, new track is being installed and the track layout is being reconfigured to incorporate new switches which will allow for greater operational flexibility and enhanced safety of the Flushing line. In addition, signals in use on the line dating back to the 1920's are being replaced with modern signals as part of this project, funded by the MTA Capital Program.

This critical work on the #7 line is scheduled to continue for the next four weekends until Monday, March 26th. For information on travel alternatives riders should consult Service Information notices posted in stations or log on to www.mta.info and click on Service Advisories for NYC Transit. Riders can also learn more about the Rawson Street Interlocking project by listening to a TransitTrax podcast by logging on to www.mta.info/nyct.transitrax.htm.