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Weekend service changes on the 7 and N lines in April 2024

There will be service changes on the 7 and N lines between Queens and Manhattan in April 2024 while we work on the Queensboro Plaza accessibility project. Here’s what you need to know.
Updated March 22, 2024 10:00 a.m.

What we’re doing

  •  and  service will be suspended between Queens and Manhattan from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 4 a.m. Monday, April 8.
  •  trains will not run between 74 St-Broadway and Times Sq-42 St.  trains will run in two sections:
    • Between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway.
    • Between Times Sq-42 St and 34 St-Hudson Yards.
  •  trains will not run between 39 Av-Dutch Kills and 57 St-7 Av.  trains will run in two sections:
    • Between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 57 St-7 Av and via the  line to/from 96 St.
    • Between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and 39 Av-Dutch Kills.
  • The LIRR will accommodate subway riders at no additional cost for trips between Flushing, Mets-Willets Point, Woodside, and Penn Station or Grand Central.
  • We’re running additional service on the  lines to accommodate riders from the  lines.  trains are available at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av, Queens Plaza, and ( only) intermediate local stops. Trains will run every 8 minutes on each line during the day and evening.
  • Free shuttle buses will run between 74 St-Broadway and Queens Plaza (Q107), Queens Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av (Q93), and 39 Av-Dutch Kills and Queens Plaza (Q108).

Other weekend service changes may also affect your trip. Sign up for the MTA Weekender, check planned service changes or service status, or use the MTA app for more information. 

Why we’re doing it

As part of the Queensboro Plaza  accessibility project and our ongoing work to improve the 7 line, we’re installing new elevators, ADA boarding areas with new platform edges, a new ADA ramp on an enlarged mezzanine, modified pedestrian bridges, and ADA upgrades for existing street and station stairs. Work began in September 2022 and is scheduled to continue through September 2024. The current phase of the work requires suspending  and  service between Queens and Manhattan for several weekends in early 2024.

Service changes

 trains

  •  trains will not run in either direction between 74 St-Broadway and Times Sq-42 St and will run in two sections:
    • Between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway, every 8 minutes during the day and evening.
    • Between Times Sq-42 St and 34 St-Hudson Yards, every 10 minutes during the day and evening and every 15 minutes overnight.
  • For service between Queens and Manhattan, riders are encouraged to use the LIRR between Flushing, Mets-Willets Point, Woodside, and Penn Station or Grand Central. The LIRR will accommodate subway riders at no additional cost between these stations. View LIRR schedules.
  • Riders can also transfer at 74 St-Broadway to  trains for service between Queens and Manhattan. We’re running additional service on the  lines during this work, with trains running every 8 minutes on each line during the day and evening.
  • For service between Grand Central-42 St and Times Sq-42 St, take the  42 St Shuttle, which will run at all times, including overnight.
  • Free shuttle buses will run in two sections: 
    • Q107 between 74 St-Broadway and Queens Plaza, making local  stops.
    • Q93 between Queens Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

 trains

  •  trains will not run in either direction between 39 Av-Dutch Kills and 57 St-7 Av and will run in two sections:
    • Between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 57 St-7 Av and via the ​ line to/from 96 St, every 15 minutes during the day and evening.
    • Between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and 39 Av-Dutch Kills, every 12 minutes during the day and evening.
  • For service between Manhattan and Queens, walk between 39 Av-Dutch Kills and 36 St to transfer to/from  trains. Ask a station agent for a GO Ticket to transfer. Or, walk or take a free Q108 shuttle bus between 39 Av-Dutch Kills and Queens Plaza to transfer to/from  trains.
  • For 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, take the  during the day and evening. Or, use nearby Lexington Av/63 St  or the  at 5 Av/53 St or Lexington Av/53 St.  trains do not operate overnight, during which 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St will be closed.

 and  trains

  • We’re running additional service on the  lines to accommodate riders from the  lines. Trains will run every 8 minutes on each line during the day and evening.

 42 St Shuttle trains

  •  42 St Shuttle trains will run at all times, including overnight.