MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 23, 2011
Free Shuttle Buses Replace 7 Line Service Between Flushing-Main Street and Mets-Willets Point
Four Weekends of Switch Replacement Work

MTA New York City Transit announces that in order to carry out switch replacement work in the area of the Mets-Willets Point 7 station, there will be no 7 line subway service between the Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main Street stations between 4 a.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday on the following weekends:  March 26-27, April 2-3, April 16-17 and May 14-15.

Free shuttle buses will operate between the Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main Street stations on those weekends. Regular weekend 7 line service will operate between the Mets-Willets Point and Times Square-42nd Street stations while this work is underway.

In addition, during the weekday rush hours from March 23 until May 13, the last Manhattan-bound express train will leave Flushing-Main Street at 9 a.m. rather than 9:55 a.m. 

Posters in four languages (English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean) will go up at all 7 line stations.  In addition to on-board train and station announcements, Transit personnel will be on hand during the weekend to provide assistance and direct customers to alternate bus service. 

Customers may visit our website at and click on "Planned Service Changes" for information or sign up for free email and text message alerts.  Our Travel Information line may be reached at 718-330-1234 daily, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. for assistance with travel plans.