Track Work To Halt 7 Train Service On Weekends
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Riders on the 7 train will soon have some major headaches as track work will shut down service between Queens and Manhattan for 11 straight weekends.
Beginning the weekend of January 21, 7 trains will not run between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square.
Riders can rely on the N train and take a free shuttle bus to the stops not being serviced.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority maintains the shutdown is absolutely necessary to make long-needed infrastructure repairs and upgrades.
Community leaders say any steps have to be taken as quickly as possible and argue the line is a crucial way through several neighborhoods that are not serviced by any other trains.
"I think it's fair to ask the MTA why they haven't thought out of the box here to alleviate the concerns and mitigate the real damage that's being done to some of the businesses and people's lives," said City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
For more information on the shutdown, visit mta.info or call 511.