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MTA to Replace E Line Tracks in Queens; Two Stations to Temporarily Close

Work being done near the Jamaica/Van Wyck station on the E line. (MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins)

Aug. 31, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will replace thousands of feet of track along the E line in Queens next month.

MTA workers will replace and install more than 5,500 feet of track and more than 7,800 feet of third rail along the E line beginning Sept. 19, the agency said Friday.

The Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave. and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stations will be shuttered through November, in order for workers to complete the track work.

The track is reaching the end of its useful life and needs complete replacement, which will improve service for Queens and Manhattan riders, the agency said. The MTA is doing the work now, as ridership is low due to COVID-19.

The MTA will host virtual Zoom presentations to discuss alternative subway, bus and rail service for commuters who typically use the Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave. and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stations.

The meetings will be held on Monday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Customers can use the J and Z lines at Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Sutphin Blvd/Archer Ave as an alternative.

They can also take a bus from either station to stations along the F line.

(MTA)

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