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MTA Announces Service Changes at the 36 St MR Station in Queens

New York City Transit
Updated May 30, 2023 9:00 p.m.

Crews Performing Station Improvements and Repairs 


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the 36 St Forest Hills/Jamaica bound platform will be closed between Monday, June 5 at 4:45 a.m. and Monday, June 12 at 5:00 a.m. while crews perform station improvements. 

Crews will be repainting station surfaces, performing lead-based paint abatement, renovating ADA-compliant platforms, repairing structural steel and tiles, performing surface cleaning and painting, drainage work and replacing doors, frames and gates. Customer upgrades including new communication and public safety systems will also be installed. 

Forest Hills-bound   trains and late night local Jamaica-bound   trains will skip 36 St. Customers should consider using the Queens Plaza, Steinway St, or the 39 Av-Dutch Kills   stations. 

For service to the 36 St station, customers should take the   (days) or local   (nights) to Steinway St and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train. For service from this station, customers can take the   (days) to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Forest Hills or Jamaica-bound train. Overnight, customers can take the  train to Queens Plaza or   train to 21 St-Queensbridge for Jamaica-bound service. 

Please note that from Friday, June 9 at 9:45 p.m. to Monday, June 12 at 5:00 a.m., there will be no Jamaica-bound service at Queens Plaza. Customers should transfer at 21 St-Queensbridge station. 

Customers are encouraged to sign up for the MTA Weekender, a weekly newsletter sent every Friday to inform customers of weekend service changes throughout the transit system.  Customers can sign up here.  

For real-time service updates and information, customers can use the following options:  

MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services all in one place.  

new.mta.info – The “Service Status” box at new.mta.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line.  

Live Subway Map – The Live Subway Map shows the real-time position of trains, planned service changes at any given time, highlights accessible stations, and much more.  

WhatsApp – Customers can chat with NYC Transit via WhatsApp. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate.  

For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.