MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 10, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory Reminder

Express Service Suspended on 7 Line Beginning Tomorrow Morning

Due to a major capital project involving the installation of new signaling and track switches along the Flushing Line, weekday express service on the 7 will be suspended (all 7 trains will run local) beginning tomorrow, January 11th until February 29th. In addition, 7 train service will be suspended between Flushing-Main Street and Woodside-61st Street Station for up to five weekends beginning January 12-14 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday).

The work being done is the second phase of a $76 million capital program to improve and upgrade the subway infrastructure along the Flushing Line. The line's signal system is being modernized between Queensboro Plaza and 82nd Street-Jackson Heights as part of this project that also includes the reconfiguration of track switches in the vicinity of 74th Street-Broadway. The modernization of signals will allow faster and more efficient service while maintaining safe standards of operation.

Customers who usually take the express trains are advised to give themselves extra travel time, since a local train ride is about seven minutes longer from Flushing-Main Street to Times Square-42nd Street. SubTalk posters detailing the service changes will be posted at affected stations and onboard 7 trains. Brochures are available in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

For more information on this and other weekend construction work, riders can log on to www.mta.info and click on Service Advisories for information on the 7 line and for the entire Weekend Summary. While on line, customers may also listen to a TransitTrax podcast on the project at http://www.mta.info/nyct/transittrax.htm.