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MTA to Increase Weekend Service on 7 train Starting June 2018 to Meet Increased Demand

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Nov. 16, 2017, By Christian Murray

The MTA will be increasing subway service along three Queens subway lines next summer in an effort to keep up with demand.

The biggest change will come to 7-train, where the agency will offer additional service on weekends.

The MTA will provide four additional round trips between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and eight additional round trips on Sundays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

There will be no change to 7-train weekday service.

The MTA approved the changes at its NYC Transit Committee meeting on Monday. They will go into effect June 2018.

“These changes…more closely align service with observed customer demand and established guidelines for subway operation,” according to an MTA report circulated at the committee meeting Monday. The MTA said that it collects ridership data and the additional trains will help meet capacity at times most needed.

Increased service will be offered on the N/W line during the weekdays starting next June.

The MTA will be adding two trains to the N/W line between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and another train between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The MTA will also provide one additional roundtrip train between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.

The MTA said that it treats the N/W as one line since they share a timetable.

The MTA will be adding service to six subway lines in total, with the 2, 3 and Q lines also seeing more trains.

The cost of the additional service across all lines will be $5 million, the MTA said.

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Old Lady Churchgoer

Of course you millennials are overly focused on your barista careers. I need more service on Sunday afternoons after church so I have extra seats to put my purse, hat, bible and piece of the original cross on. Get a retirement already!

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MRLIC

This will justify their next round of fare increases, Probably 2018 before the 2 yr. fare increase. We may get 2 in a row 20118 & 2019.

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Time traveler from 20118

I’m here to warn you, in the future bowling is illegal and the nuclear fallout from Trump’s war with North Korea that he started on Twitter is still blocking out the sun

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MRLIC

Time traveler from 20118. Trump is not developing Nuclear missiles and Threatening other countries. This idiot in N. Korea cannot be trusted with his hand on a button of death & destruction. A N. Korean military defector said recently that Kim will press the button. Bowling to you will be illegal but I am not so sure.

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Anonymous

Tell me Time Traveler in the year 20118 has the MTA completed the signal upgrade on the 7 train?

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MRLIC

I could not have said it any better myself. The remark is SAD but TRUE> WIll they be done with the SIGNAL upgrades by 20118. loved the comment Anonymous.

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stand clear of the groping Moores please

Great news, I’m just worried it won’t be enough. 7 train riders are like Roy Moore’s sexual assault victims–there seem to be more and more appearing every day.

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