MTA Updates

November 11, 2021

    Updates straight from MTA: 

    “On October 24th, we launched the new Archer Av & Jamaica Av busways, bringing faster bus trips to 328,000 weekday riders!”

    Results for City Zone

    Stations Skipped

    No Westbound Service at Kew Gardens and Forest Hills
    Westbound Trains from Jamaica Bypass Woodside

    • Nov 12 – 15: 10:00 PM Fri to 6:00 AM Sat, 6:00 PM Sat to 6:00 AM Sun, 6:00 PM Sun to 5:00 AM Mon

    Westbound trains from Jamaica run nonstop to Penn Station while we perform signal testing in preparation for East Side Access. Port Washington Branch trains continue to stop at Woodside in both directions.

    Westbound customers looking to travel to Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, or Woodside should exit at Jamaica and transfer for subway service downstairs.


    The subway will allow LIRR riders to enter the following stations at no cost:

    • Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK Airport
    • Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike
    • Forest Hills/71 Av
    • Woodside/61 St

    Present your LIRR ticket to the station booth agent for access to the subway system.

    Results for Hempstead

    Planned Work

    Two westbound trains leave later

    • Nov 5 and Nov 12, Fri, 10:15 PM to 11:59 PM

    The 10:16 PM westbound train from Hempstead will depart at 10:41 PM.

    The 11:19 PM westbound train from Hempstead will depart at 11:39 PM.


    These adjustments are in preparation for weekend switch work near Floral Park. Please listen for station announcements as trains will share one track between Bellerose and Garden City during this time.

    Results for Port Washington

    Special Event

    All trains stop at Mets-Willets Point

    • Until further notice

    We are making it easier to reach NYC’s COVID-19 vaccination site at Citi Field.