Dec. 18, 2012 By Christian Murray
It’s going to be a long winter for No. 7 train weekend riders.
The MTA will be cutting service starting the weekend of Dec. 29—which will continue each weekend through March 25, public officials have been told.
The trains will stop running—between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square–from 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays, before resuming at 5 a.m. on Mondays.
While the No. 7 train has been making cuts to its weekend service—on and on—over the past few years, this one is particularly long. It will last 13 consecutive weekends–compared to the five weekends last fall. The service changes are due to a new signal system that’s being installed along the line.
The last stop on the No. 7 train during that period will be Queensboro Plaza.
For Long Island City commuters, there will be free shuttle buses that will run between the Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave. station and Queensboro Plaza, where passengers can transfer to the N or the Q train.
WELL AT LEAST SHUTTLE BUSES UNTIL MARCH 25,2012
This is ridiculous. How are we supposed to get anywhere on the weekends? Bus? Eff that man.
They have been tinkering with the signals for years. Will it ever be finished? Why can’t we have FASTRACK?????
NO OTHER LINE ENDURES THESE KIND OF CLOSURES YEAR IN AND OUT. This year 23rd Street has looked like a workyard for 6 months… they only just cleaned it up.
They never ever shut it during Mets season or the Open so the choice of winter is deliberate. As long as I have been in business this has happened every year.
So sick of the MTA.
Let’s decide to cut weekend service for the whole F’ing winter? Because no other time of the year would work better right? Everyone should be frozen solid on the platforms to care much when spring rolls around. No statements about the time of year suggests whoever decided this is a F’ing idiot. I’m going to write the mayor, I suggest you all do the same.
this is bullshit. and they still want to raise the fare.
They have been working on these signals for decades. When are they going to get it right?