MTA officials announced at a town hall Wednesday the No. 7 line will be closed at all Long Island City stops for 11 weekends for repairs.
Peter Cafiero of the MTA said the agency will not operate the No. 7 line between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza on weekends between Saturday, Jan. 21, and Monday, April 2, so that it can modernize the signal system. The closures will begin at 12:01 a.m. each Saturday and end at 5 a.m. each Monday. In addition, the No. 7 section of the Court Square station will also be closed throughout that period for additional renovations on the platforms.
Because of the reduced service, the MTA will run double the number of N and Q trains and will also extend the Q train into Astoria for those weekends. The agency will also run a shuttle bus from Court Square to the Vernon Boulevard/Jackson Avenue station.
Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cn
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