New York City Transit N Line to see significant upgrades this summer

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NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s N Line in the Queens borough of New York City will undergo major track upgrades this summer. Maintenance crews will replace all switches along a 730-foot span of elevated track south of the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station, as well as track panels and steel girders that support the structure. The project comes with a $12.4-million price tag.

The improvements will require eight non-consecutive weekend closures between May and September. During the closures, all rail service will be suspended between Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard and Queensboro Boulevard Plaza in both directions.

The first track closure will take place May 20 to 22 followed with a weekend outage during Memorial Day and other periodic weekend closures in June and mid-to-late August. The final track closure is scheduled for the weekend of September 9 to 11.

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