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, as subway ridership remains historically low due to COVID-19.
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, as workers replace the tracks.
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 will host virtual Zoom presentations to discuss alternate 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 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.