Thursday, January 16, 2014
Annual 7 train whinefest commences
Brace yourself for 22 weekends of closures along the 7 line beginning February 28, 2014.This year, shutdowns will go from Times Square to Queensboro Plaza and also, at times, they will be extended to 74th St-Broadway in Jackson Heights, Queens.
NYC Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer wants people to know they can still visit Queens and he’s calling on the MTA to get the work done.
According to the paperwork received by his office, the service disruptions are finalized for February 28 through July 2014. The plans through December are tentative.
No 7 trains from Times Square to 74th Street-Broadway May 2-5, May 16-19 and service will be reduced east of Queensboro Plaza on the weekends of May 30 and June 6.
Service will resume early on Sunday June 8 for the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan. Councilmember Van Bramer says the weekend closures will effect many cultural events and the Queens Pride Day on June 1 in Jackson Heights.