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Overnight riders of E, F subways to hit detours

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By Philip Newman

Subway riders taking overnight E and F trains will encounter detours and other changes from now until May 4 due to Metropolitan Transportation Authority upgrading and maintenance of tracks and other transit facilities.

The New York City Transit Authority said the temporary changes will be in effect Mondays through Fridays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m..

The TA said E trains will make stops at R stations from Queens Plaza to Whitehall Street and no E train service will be available between Queens Plaza and the World Trade Center.

F trains will make detours between Roosevelt Avenue and 47th-50th streets, stopping at the 21st Street Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Avenue-63rd Street and 57th Street-6th Avenue stations.

Stations at 23rd Street-Ely Avenue, Lexington Avenue-53rd Street and Fifth Avenue will be shut down during the rerouting period.

No transfers will be available between the Nos. 4, 6 and E and F lines at Lexington Avenue-51st Street stations or between the E, F, and G lines at 23rd-Ely Avenue-Court Square.

Bus service will be available between Queens Plaza, 23rd Street-Ely Avenue/Court Square and 21st.-Queensbridge stations.

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