Aug. 17, 2015 By Michael Florio
Many Queens subway riders can expect slower rush hour commutes over next three weeks.
The E, F, M and R subway lines will run less frequently during the morning and evening hours—in order for the MTA to rebuild sections of the express tracks along the Queens Boulevard routes. The construction is likely to lead to delays and crowded trains.
The MTA began work this morning and it will run until September 4th.
Due to the construction, the E and F trains will run much slower through the work zones, with some running on local tracks—reducing the number of trains that can run on all four lines, an MTA spokeswoman said.
The trains in Manhattan and Brooklyn are not likely to be disrupted by the work, according to the spokeswoman.
The work has been schedule for the last three weeks of summer since this is the period where ridership is low, according to the MTA.
For more information visit the MTA’s website: http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/planned_servChanges_EFMR_Aug2015.htm
Three dumb comments here. The system runs 24 hours a day. Sometimes work has to be done when it has to be done.
I take the E/F/M in the evenings and haven’t been delayed getting home once since this started.
That is ABSOLUTELY crazy. Service is already terrible! Unbelievable.
What a unique bunch of IDIOTS!
I want to ask why in the heck they would think of doing this during rush hour, but then I consider the source. The MTA rarely does anything that makes sense.