Weekend No. 7 Service Disrupted

<p>Emergency signal repair work is forcing severe disruptions this weekend to Flushing Line No. 7 service. Where possible, customers are urged to use N Line service into Manhattan or transfer at Broadway-74th Street for Queens Boulevard Line service.</p><p>The service diversion is necessary in order to make repairs to the signal system in the Steinway Tunnel, which the 7 Line uses to run between Queens and Manhattan.</p><p><img src="/sites/default/files/archive/imgs/7line.jpg" alt="7 Line Subway Photo" align="right" style="margin-left:10px;">The system sustained damage due to an existing water condition exacerbated by yesterday's heavy rains. In order to correct the problem, new insulating materials will be installed between the rails and the track ties upon which they are supported.</p><p>These are the service impacts because of this necessary emergency repair work:</p><p><ul><li>7 Service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square is suspended in both directions due to repair work. A free Shuttle Bus will operate between the Queensboro Plaza and Vernon-Jackson Avenue stations. </li><li>Customers boarding trains between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street-Flushing should transfer between the 7 and N line at Queensboro Plaza or between the 7 line and the E, F, or R lines at 74th Street-Broadway to complete their trips.</li><li>Normal 7 line service will be provided between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street-Flushing.</li><li>The service diversion scheduled for the N Astoria Line for this weekend has been cancelled in order to provide extra service into Queens</li></ul></p><p>Additional personnel will be on hand throughout the weekend to direct customers affected by the service changes. Announcements will also be made on board trains and in stations. Emails and text messages have also been sent out to those who subscribe to these services. </p><p>The MTA anticipates having full Flushing Line No. 7 service in operation in time for Monday morning's rush period. Please check the MTA website, www.mta.info for updated information, and to plan your trip with Trip Planner at www.tripplanner.mta.info. </p><p>We apologize for the inconvenience that our customers are experiencing as a result of this condition and are doing everything possible to restore full service as quickly as possible.</p>