F train express service in effect for morning, evening commutes

Some F trains during the morning and evening rush hours will skip stops in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

The long-anticipated express service will operate during morning and evening rush hours, the MTA said.

Some F trains during the morning and evening rush hours will skip stops in Brooklyn.
Some F trains during the morning and evening rush hours will skip stops in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Some F train riders’ commutes may fly by a little faster.

The MTA launched on Monday its long-anticipated express service, which will operate on weekdays between 7 and 8 a.m. for Manhattan-bound trains and between 5 and 6 p.m. for Brooklyn-bound trains. 

The MTA said, during those hours, two trains in each direction will skip the stops between Church and Seventh avenues as well as those between Seventh Avenue and Jay Street-MetroTech. 

Manhattan-bound trains will leave Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue at 7:07 and 7:29 a.m., reach Church Avenue at 7:28 and 7:50 a.m. respectively and then pull into Jay Street-MetroTech within 10 minutes, according to the MTA.

In the evening, the express trains will depart from Lexington Avenue-63rd Street at 4:57 and 5:28 p.m., stop at Jay Street-MetroTech at 5:22 and 5:53 p.m. respectively and arrive at Church Avenue within 11 minutes, the MTA said. 

Ivan Pereira