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MTA to Increase Weekend Service on 7 train Starting June 2018 to Meet Increased Demand

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Nov. 16, 2017, By Christian Murray

The MTA will be increasing subway service along three Queens subway lines next summer in an effort to keep up with demand.

The biggest change will come to 7-train, where the agency will offer additional service on weekends.

The MTA will provide four additional round trips between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and eight additional round trips on Sundays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

There will be no change to 7-train weekday service.

The MTA approved the changes at its NYC Transit Committee meeting on Monday. They will go into effect June 2018.

“These changes…more closely align service with observed customer demand and established guidelines for subway operation,” according to an MTA report circulated at the committee meeting Monday. The MTA said that it collects ridership data and the additional trains will help meet capacity at times most needed.

Increased service will be offered on the N/W line during the weekdays starting next June.

The MTA will be adding two trains to the N/W line between 6:00 am and 7:00 am on weekdays and another train between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The MTA will also provide one additional roundtrip train between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.

The MTA said that it treats the N/W as one line since they share a timetable.

The MTA will be adding service to six subway lines in total, with the 2, 3 and Q lines also seeing more trains.

The cost of the additional service across all lines will be $5 million, the MTA said.

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They will probably increase service right when they announce that there will be 7 train construction on the weekends from July through Labor Day.


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