Just a short time ago, MTA New York City Transit announced the train will have Manhattan-bound local & express service after the conclusion of the U.S. Open ceremony. Because of this, all Queens-bound express service will be immediately switched to local service. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release they sent me:
MTA New York City Transit officials today announced that express and local service will be available on the 7 line tonight at the completion of the Men’s Championship Awards Ceremony at the 2009 US Tennis Open in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. Several extra trains, which will be queued outside of the Mets-Willets Point station, will arrive on the middle track every six minutes. This extra service will begin shortly after the conclusion of the ceremony, and will run for about an hour.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Main Street/Flushing-bound 7 express service will immediately be suspended, and all Flushing-bound 7 trains will run on the local track. This service pattern is necessary for crowd control and to provide service continuity on the line.
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