One of the planned service diversions for the rest of January listed here, is the being suspended for 4 consecutive weekends. MTA New York City Transit has issued a separate press release with details about the suspension which I received a short time ago. Here are the complete details:
MTA NYC Transit announces that due to several maintenance projects, G service is suspended for four consecutive weekends, January 15-18, January 22-25, January 29-February 1 and February 5-8 from 10:30 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
Customers traveling between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Queens Plaza during the day should take the R; during the late night hours take the E. The free shuttle buses operate between Queens Plaza and Jay Street. For service to Church Avenue, customers should transfer between the shuttle bus and F trains at Jay Street.
The work being done on these four weekends includes a switch replacement at Bedford-Nostrand, asbestos removal at Greenpoint Avenue, fan plant replacement at Jackson Avenue and track maintenance work at various locations.
Please note that during the weekend of January 22-25, the free shuttle bus will be extended to 21st Street-Queensbridge to connect to the re-routed E (on that weekend, due to work on the 5th Avenue-Lexington Avenue interlocking modernization, the southbound E is re-routed via the F from Roosevelt Avenue to 34th Street-Herald Square, where it terminates; northbound E operates via 6th Avenue from 34th Street-Herald Square to 5th Avenue; there is no E service from 7th Avenue to World Trade Center).
By this day & age, I highly doubt that Queens riders are surprised about the not running along Queens Blvd.
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