Track services

MTA will modify service to complete track replacement project

Service on the J and Z lines will be completely shut down in part of Queens starting July 1 as workers begin the final phase of a track replacement project, the MTA announced Friday.

According to the MTA, J trains will only run between 121 Street in Queens and Broad Street in Manhattan. There will be no J or Z line service from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.

In addition, the J and Z line direct stop service, in which J trains skip some stops and Z trains skip others, will be discontinued, and Z trains will operate as J trains and make all stops. between 121 St and Myrtle Ave.

The MTA said the final stage of the project includes replacing approximately 2.4 miles of track on the J and Z lines.

Earlier in 2020, the MTA completed the first part of the project replacing 6,300 feet of track on the E Line over a 10-week period. The agency says the new replacement plan will cover twice the distance in the same amount of time.

“The track replacement work in this Queens neighborhood will bring us closer to our goal of giving New Yorkers the modern subway system they deserve,” said MTA President and CEO Janno Lieber. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we make the necessary upgrades to improve service reliability and speed.”