The MTA has announced that the No. 7 train will be down between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for five weekends this fall.
In addition, No. 7 train service will be reduced between 74th Street Broadway and Queensboro Plaza.
The cuts begin this weekend, with service down from Saturday (Oct. 18) at 2 am through Monday (Oct 20) at 5 am.
The cuts will also take place on the following weekends—starting at 11:30pm through Monday at 5am.
The MTA said that it needs to work on weekends in order to complete its capital improvements. These include new signal systems, track replacement and Sandy recovery work.
The MTA said that it will be offering free shuttle buses between Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave. and Queensboro Plaza during the shutdown.
The MTA is state entity so it must have all work on a bid. Thus the lowest bidder gets the bid, and also uses obsolete parts to save money and earn a bigger profit from the work. When the parts breakdown they can’t be repaired because the parts do not exist anymore so they must be totally replaced with more obsolete parts to earn bigger profits.
I just learned on 60 Minutes last night that it took about 10 years to build the Colisseum in Ancient Rome, considered one of the most momentous achievements in human history.
Compare that incredible effort to the MTA’s hapless work for at least the past decade trying to upgrade signals in the No. 7 tunnel. Oh, yes — and repairing the water damage from Hurricane Irene from years ago.
The Colisseum will probably crumble to the ground before work on the No. 7 is ever declared finished. How depressing.
They need to supply shuttle buses into Manhattan to Grand Central, there is no reason why they can’t do this. MTA SUCKS!
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Why is this always happening? It seems like signal systems are malfunctioning and being replaced every few months. I can understand track replacement or maintenance. But why are signals constantly breaking down? Where is the accountability?
Agreed, let’s protest improvement.
There needs to be a protest!!!
but we have wifi on the 7 line, how did they finish that project?
because the MTA didn’t install it themselves