The MTA sent out a reminder on Monday, August 28th that service along the M line will soon be suspended for track reconstruction work. In total, the M line will shutdown service for a week, starting August 30th (9:45pm) until September 5th (5:00am).
Crews will work just south of the Middle Village-Metropolitan Av station to remove and replace switches. The MTA advises those traveling during that week between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av to Manhattan to take a free M90 shuttle bus that will make stops at all stations between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av to Myrtle Av. From there, riders can get on the J train to Delancey St-Essex St. Commuters can take alternative service to Manhattan by transferring from the M90 bus to the L at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
For those moving between Manhattan to Forest Hills-71 Av, the MTA encourages riders to take the J to Delancey St-Essex St where they can switch to the F. Or, they can take the M90 to the L at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs to the F at 6 Av-14 St.
Explore other alternative routes suggested by the MTA here.
Of course, this is not the only line dealing with suspended service. Weekend service has been limited on the F line nearly every summer weekend, and will continue to be disrupted through September. F & M trains are already being rerouted due to work on the 63 St line through the first quarter of 2024.
And after fares recently hiked, let’s hope the MTA doesn’t have anymore upsetting news coming our way in the nearby future.