JACKSON HEIGHTS — Rider input from transit forums in April has produced an increase in weekend service on the No. 7 line, state Sen. John Sabini (D-Jackson Heights) announced last month.
More trains will run between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays and between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays, Sabini said.
Wait times will decrease by an average of 2 minutes to 3 minutes between each train during these periods.
"It's high time that weekend riders were given the same quality of service that weekday riders receive," Sabini said. "They pay the same fare, and they should get the same service."
The 7 train is the main subway line for much of northern Queens. It carries roughly 400,000 riders a day.
©2008 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.