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Jamaica E Track Reconstruction Service Options

During phase 1 of complete track reconstruction along Archer Ave, there will be no trains at Jamaica-Van Wyck and Jamaica Center. trains will terminate at Jamaica-Van Wyck. Consider taking the   or Long Island Rail Road, or starting your subway trip on the line.

Here's how E service will operate

Starting at 11:45 p.m. on September 18 through November 2, here’s how trains will operate:

Weekdays, most trains will make their last stop at Jamaica-Van Wyck. Some trains will terminate at 179 St , making local stops between 71 Av and 179 St, to both prevent congestion at Jamaica-Van Wyck and increase service to nearby stations on the . 

During rush hours, trains will run every 8 minutes to each station.
Middays and evenings, they will run every 10-15 minutes.
Weekends, all trains will run to Jamaica-Van Wyck every 12 minutes.

Travel options

Take the or Long Island Rail Road from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av and Jamaica Center, or consider starting your subway trip at a nearby station.  

A map depicting the differen alternative travel options described on this page.
Here are your subway and bus travel alternatives.

Travel alternatives in Queens

Consider starting your trip on the line at stations on nearby Hillside Av and transfer to the at Kew Gardens-Union Tpke. It's about a 10-minute walk from Archer Ave. You can also use local buses to get to the and transfer for free with your MetroCard.

    E Station

    Local Bus Connection to F line

    Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av J Z to

    Q20A, Q20B, Q40, Q43, Q44 SBS

    Jamaica Center J Z

    Q25, Q34, Q65, Q83, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114

    Since Jamaica-Van Wyck will be the last stop on most trains, we will run free shuttle buses between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Jamaica Center, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av. Q54 and Q56 buses will also make these stops as part of their normal routes.

    On weekdays, shuttle buses will run:

    • Every 4 minutes during peak hours (7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.)
    • Every 8 minutes during midday
    • Every 12 minutes all other times

    On weekends, shuttle buses will run:

    • Every 12 minutes during AM peak hours, midday, and evening hours
    • Every 8 minutes during PM peak hours

    You can also take or  trains that will continue to stop at Sutphin Blvd-Parsons Av-JFK Airport and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer

    Travel alternatives to/from Manhattan

    Take  in Lower Manhattan to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av or Jamaica Center, or via transfer with the  or  at Broadway Junction.

    Access to JFK AirTrain Jamaica Station is still available via LIRR or . Customers can also take the  to/from AirTrain at Howard Beach.

    Cross-honoring with Long Island Rail Road

    Show your MetroCard to board at Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Queens Village, Hollis, Rosedale, Laurelton, Locust Manor, St. Albans, and Penn Station.

    Accessible travel options

    Customers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices requiring elevators should take trains to Jamaica-Van Wyck for Q54, Q56, or Q60 bus service that connects to stations without service.


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    Jamaica E Line Reconstruction

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