E & F train riders in Queens should leave extra time for their commutes.
Riders of the E and F trains will have to scramble to find a new way to the city as the MTA does track work in Queens.
From now until April 16, all Manhattan-bound E and F train service will be suspended at the Sutphin Boulevard, Briarwood and 75th Avenue stations. The construction work will compress the work into consecutive days, instead of spreading the work out over time.
Manhattan-bound passengers at these three stations will need to board Queens-bound trains and transfer at stations that are still running into the city, including Parsons Boulevard, 169th Street and 179th Street on the F and Jamaica Center on the E.
The MTA says the work is essential, and should only add an extra 10 minutes to a rider's commute.
Crews will specifically be replacing aging tracks and ties. The MTA says the construction work will save commuters time and money, by doing the work all at once instead of spread out over several weekends.
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Published at 1:18 PM EDT on Apr 7, 2012