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Working on the train: Straphangers brace for MTA weekend construction

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Here’s what you need to know to get around with a minimum of waiting as construction is planned on multiple lines this weekend.

The 7 Train is not running between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square. Crews are continuing the installation of Communication-Based Train Control. Free shuttle buses will take you into Long Island City. Take a look around Vernon Boulevard and the river. The LIC Flea featuring food and stuff is Saturday and Sunday at 5-25 46th Ave, LIC.

Other subway lines are running normally at Queensboro Plaza and Queens Plaza.

There are no 4 trains between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Woodlawn.

The L train runs every 24 minutes.

Due to ongoing Sandy Recovery work, R trains run via the Manhattan Bridge on weekends.

The Rockaways are facing another weekend of changes. Shuttle buses are your ride back and forth from Broad Channel to the peninsula from 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday. The “A” train will not run between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  “A” trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd.

The MTA website reports there is no shuttle train between Broad Channel and Beach 90 St.

Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments. The MTA says customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach/JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park:
1. Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.
2. Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.
One tube of the Brooklyn-Battery Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is closed. The Throgs Neck bridge has lane closures.
Buses replace late night LIRR trains between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma and between Huntington and Port Jefferson.