No. 7 Subway Line to be Shut Down for Weekend Work

From the AP/MTA: 

A city councilman doesn’t like the shut-down of the Number Seven subway that will affect parts of Queens and Manhattan for the next five weekends. The Seven train will be out of service this holiday weekend between the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue stop in Queens and the Times Square stop in Manhattan. The shut-down will last from just after midnight Saturday until 5 a-m Tuesday. The shut-down will be repeated Saturdays through early Mondays for the following four weekends.

Passengers can take other subway lines or shuttle buses.

Councilman Eric Gioia says the shut-downs are hard on Queens residents who depend on the Seven line to get to work on weekends.

An M-T-A spokesman says the agency recognizes the inconvenience, but needs to do the work to keep the subway system reliable.

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