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

There will be service changes on the 7 and N lines between Queens and Manhattan in early 2024 while we work on the Queensboro Plaza accessibility project. Here’s what you need to know.
Updated November 13, 2023 12:00 p.m.

What we’re doing

  •  and  service will be suspended between Queens and Manhattan from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday during several weekends in early 2024:
    • Saturday, January 6-Monday, January 8
    • Saturday, January 13-Monday, January 15
    • Saturday, January 20-Monday, January 22
    • Saturday, January 27-Monday, January 29
    • Saturday, March 9-Monday, March 11
    • Saturday, March 16-Monday, March 18
    • Saturday, April 6-Monday, April 8
  •  trains will not run between 74 St-Broadway 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 days and evenings.
  • 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). Overnight, free shuttle buses will also run between Times Sq-42 St and 34 St-Hudson Yards (Q92).

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 34 St-Hudson Yards.
    •  trains will run in both directions between Flushing-Main St and 74 St-Broadway at all times, every 8 minutes days and evenings.
    • 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 days and evenings.
    • For service between Grand Central-42 St and Times Sq-42 St, take the  42 St Shuttle, which will run overnight.
  • Free shuttle buses will run in three sections: 
    • Q107 from 74 St-Broadway to Queens Plaza, making local  stops.
    • Q93 from Queens Plaza to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.
    • Q92 overnight from 34 St-Hudson Yards to Times Sq-42 St. Days and evenings, take the M34-SBS between 34 St-Hudson Yards, 34 St-Penn Station, and 34 St-Herald Sq.

 trains

  •  trains will not run in either direction between 39 Av-Dutch Kills and 57 St-7 Av.
  •  trains in Brooklyn and Manhattan will run in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 57 St-7 Av and via the  line to/from 96 St at all times, every 15 minutes days and evenings.
  • In Queens, an  shuttle train will run in both directions between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and 39 Av-Dutch Kills at all times, every 12 minutes days and evenings.
    • 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 . Overnight, when  trains do not run,  trains will provide service at these stations.

 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 days and evenings.
  • Overnight,  trains will run in both directions via the  line from Queens Plaza to 34 St-Herald Sq, skipping 49 St.
    •  trains will still serve Court Sq-23 St, Lexington Av/53 St, and 5 Av/53 St stations.
    •  trains will still serve stations along 8 Av.
    • For service from 7 Av, take the  to 34 St-Herald Sq for  trains.

 42 St Shuttle trains

  •  42 St Shuttle trains will run overnight.