Nov. 16, 2017 By Christian Murray
The MTA will be increasing subway service along three Queens subway lines next summer, in an effort to keep up with demand.
The agency will be adding trains to the N/W line on weekdays, while boosting 7 train weekend service. The MTA approved the changes—which will go into effect June 2018– at its NYC Transit Committee meeting on Monday.
The MTA will be adding two trains to the N/W line between 6:00 am and 7:00 am on weekdays and another train between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The MTA will also provide one additional roundtrip on the N/W between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. The MTA treats the N/W as one line since they share a timetable.
The biggest change will come to 7 train, where the agency will provide four additional round trips between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and eight additional round trips on Sundays between 4 pm and 8 pm.
“These changes…more closely align service with observed customer demand and established guidelines for subway operation,” according to an MTA report circulated at the committee meeting. The MTA said that it collects ridership data and the additional trains will help meet capacity at times most needed.
The MTA will also be adding service to six lines in total, with the 2, 3 and Q lines also seeing more trains.
The cost of the additional service across all lines will be $5 million.