Taking the 7 train on weekends in 2014? Fuhgeddaboudit.

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Ruh-roh…

One of the things we can be most proud of as Court Square residents are the four different subway lines we have access to. Well, starting in late February, we’ll be down to three, because the devil incarnate, *ahem*, the MTA has just released this wonderful schedule to do maintenance and signal upgrades:1

There will be no service between Times Square-42 St and Queensboro Plaza on these dates unless noted with asterisk:

-February 28-March 3
-March 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31
-April 11-14
-May 2-5, 16-19*
*(No service between Times Square-42 St and 74 St-Broadway)
-May 30-June 2
-June 6-8, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza
(Service resumes early a.m. Sunday, June 8 for Puerto Rican Day Parade)
-June 20-23, 27-30, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza
-July 18-21, also reduced service between 74 St-Broadway and Queensboro Plaza

Mazel tov, MTA: You’ve now managed to piss off Council Member Van Bramer, elected officials, business owners, cultural groups and almost every single Queens resident. On Friday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m., at Dorian Café (10-01 50th Avenue, Long Island City), outside the Vernon Boulevard and Jackson Avenue 7 Train station, a few people are going to grab their pitchforks going to protest what amounts to a crippling blow to all of Long Island City, and the greater Queens area.2

According to the release, the point of the rally is to get the MTA to try to “stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents and implement a service schedule that gets people to work as well as to and from Western Queens reliably.”

And if that doesn’t work? Cheer up, Court Square residents. There’s always the uber reliable G train…

Picard

Captain Picard cares not for your 7 train service disruption, MTA.

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