Sept. 17, 2013 By Christian Murray
The MTA announced today that the No. 7 train will be shut down between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for 5 weekends this fall.
The MTA said the shut downs are scheduled to take place on the following weekends: October 12-13, October 19-20, October 26-27, November 9-10 and November 23-24.
For each of these weekends, the No. 7 train will be down from 12:01 am on Saturday through 5 am Monday.
The MTA said it will provide a free shuttle bus service that will operate between the Vernon-Jackson and Queensboro Plaza Stations while the service is disrupted.
The MTA said that it has to close the No. 7 line down between these stations– so it can work in the Steinway Tunnel, which runs between Queens and Manhattan. The MTA is carrying out a long-term project to upgrade the signal system on the 7 line. It is expected to be completed by 2016.