From the Daily News:
Queens straphangers can expect more headaches in a few weeks, when a new project begins on the elevated tracks of the 7 train.
The 21-month project to scrape and repaint the structure from 40th St. to the entrance of the East River tunnel on 21st St. will cause some delays, including single-track service on a couple of weekends, officials said.
But after weekend service was shut down for most of February, some elected officials are just thankful locals won't be stranded.
"In this case, we have at least some advanced notice," said City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). "We understand that work needs to be done."
We have advanced notice every year when the work is done. I don't understand this statement. Do you want an engraved letter?
Buried in the 127-page MTA document detailing transit service cuts is this doozy: the end of N express service in Manhattan.
As part of plans to kill the W line, the MTA will run the N local from Canal Street to 42nd Street. That leaves just the Q for express service, tacking on at least two minutes to the commutes of 77,000 straphangers, according to agency figures.