Riders of the 7, F and G subway lines are facing major service changes this weekend, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority makes needed repairs.
The 7 line, one of the major arteries linking Queens and Manhattan, will not be running between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza. The MTA said it has to repair signal circuits, rebuild track and fix leaks in the Steinway Tunnel under the East River – issues that have caused ongoing delays for 7 train riders for months.
To get the work all done, that section of the 7 will be shut this weekend and two other times this summer –the weekends of June 24 and July 29.
If you live in Brooklyn along the F and G lines, you will also find a weekend full of changes.
The F train will not run from Jay Street to 18th Avenue and the G train will not run between Hoyt Schermerhorn and Church Avenue.
The work is part of the ongoing rehab on the nearly 100-year-old Culver Viaduct over the Gowanus Canal. Hundreds of feet of track will be replaced, signals renewed and part of the viaduct will be rebuilt.