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.