N Train Service Weekend Repairs This Summer

N Train Service Weekend Repairs This Summer

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION news for Astoria residents: “N” subway service will be suspended for several weekends this summer for much needed repairs. DNAInfo’s Jeanmarie Evelly reports that on the weekends of May 20-22, Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30), June 3-5, August 12-14, August 19-21, August 26-28, Labor Day Weekend (September 2-5) and September 9-11, there will no N train service from Queensboro Plaza to Ditmars Boulevard. Free shuttle buses will run in both directions along 31st St. Work crews will repair switches and tracks along the N line, work that “will make service more reliable and help reduce train noise on 31st Street, which residents have complained about in the past.” Schoolchildren attending P.S. 85 have been particularly affected by the noise from the tracks, which it is hoped that the repair work will mitigate.

30th Avenue N/W station – photo credit Clare Doyle

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City