Thursday, August 7, 2008

M Line Stations Closed on Weekends

Weekday Service Increase Announced

Commuters on the M train received good news with the announcement that more weekday trains will run between Brooklyn and the line’s final stop in Middle Village. However, the train will not operate over the next three weekends due to track work, according to MTA Transit.

The line will not run between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway in Brooklyn and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village between 4 a.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday through August 24the agency announced. Free shuttle buses will transport commuters along the line, making stops at locations near the subway stations.

Commuters can catch a ride on the shuttle buses at the following locations:

Metropolitan Avenue: At Rentar Place, where the Q54 bus stops along the westbound side of the road across from the subway station.

Fresh Pond Road: At Q58 stops at the corner of Putnam Avenue and Fresh Pond Road. Use the stop on the northeast corner for service to Brooklyn and the southeast corner for service to Metropolitan Avenue.

Forest Avenue: At the Q20 stop at the northeast corner of Putnam and Fairview avenues for service to Brooklyn and at the Q58 stop on the southwest corner of the intersection for service to Metropolitan Avenue.

Seneca Avenue: At the B38 bus stop at Palmetto Street. Use the southeast corner for service to Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and the northwest corner for service to Metropolitan Avenue.

The weekend station closures come after the MTA announced that the M train will now run between lower Manhattan and Metropolitan Avenue until 11 p.m. weeknights, instead of until 7 p.m. as it previously has. Additional trains have also been added between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway on Monday through Friday from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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