Earlier today, MTA NYC Transit issued a service advisory for this weekend’s 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Here it is:
The annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be held in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11. And, similar to previous years, MTA New York City Transit will operate a fare paid Special Event Shuttle bus between Mets-Willets Point 7 subway station and the festival site in the park. Customers may also use the Q48 bus to Flushing Meadows Park and transfer to the Special shuttle bus on Roosevelt Avenue.
Riders pay the regular fare ($2.50) with exact change or their MetroCard or may use their subway-to-bus or bus-to-bus MetroCard transfer option to board the Special Event Shuttle bus. As the festival is some distance from the local bus and subway routes, these shuttle buses will operate non-stop between the Mets-Willets Point 7 subway station and the event site in Flushing Meadows Park about every 5 minutes from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Customers should note that Flushing-bound 7 service is express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, stopping only at Woodside-61st Street on Saturday. (Details in the Service Diversions)
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