No 7 Train Service Between Manhattan and Queens This Weekend

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    Prepare to get the shuttle bus.

    Riders of the 7 train need to prepare for more pain this weekend.

    There will be no service on the 7 line between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza from 11:30 p.m. Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday morning. 

    The MTA suggests that riders use the N, R, E or F trains to get between Queens and Manhattan. Free shuttle buses will be available between the Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue stations, making stops at Queens Plaza, Court Square and Hunters Point, the MTA said. 

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    Andrew Siff explains why 7 Train riders will have to suffer for the next few weekends.

    “The work that we are performing along the Flushing Line is vital to our goal of increasing the reliability and performance of one of the busiest and oldest lines in the entire system,” NYC Transit President Thomas Prendergast said in a statement. 

    The next service suspension on the 7 line is scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 1.

    The MTA says the scheduled service suspension is necessary to increase the reliability of the line.

    "New fasteners are being installed and a major clean-up of the roadbed is being performed to correct damage caused by water infiltration" the MTA said in a press release.  "The power system is being upgraded and a comprehensive tunnel wash is being completed. Service must be suspended during this work due to space restrictions within the Steinway under-river tube.

    For a complete list of subway service changes, check the MTA web site.