Many Greenpointers complain endlessly about the poor service on the G Line. Do something about it! And enjoy free hot chocolate!
Join Rider’s Alliance at a rally for better G train service on Sunday, January 27th at 1pm on at Metropolitan And Union Ave.
Show your support for:
-Increased frequency of the G train.
-Free out-of-system transfers from the Broadway G stop to Hewes or Lorimer and the Fulton G stop to Atlantic/Barclays.
-Improved communication with riders, especially when there are service changes or disruptions.
The city just keeps getting more expensive and that includes getting around on our mass transit system. Just announced: As of March 2013, it will cost a whopping $2.50 (raised from $2.25) in order to take a ride on the G Train or any line. According to the Observer, “This is the fourth hike in five years. The motion was approved unanimously…And it may not sound like much, but a $2.50 MetroCard is 25 percent more expensive over that period, when it cost $2.”
What do you think about this fare hike? What service improvements do you expect? Will you opt for riding your bike?
Wasn’t it such a pleasure to catch the G Train and not have to run a half a mile to the middle of the platform? Sadly those days are over, but the Riders Alliance, a group “dedicated to winning better transit by organizing transit riders into a powerful political constituency,” is having a G Train Planning meeting tomorrow Tuesday 11/27, 6:30-8pm @ El Puente Che Institute (289 Grand St) RSVP.
My roommate is STILL home form work and I want the apartment to myself. Just kidding this is serious Greenpoint. We deserve temporary relief while the MTA is working to restore service to us.
This petition has been started by Councilwoman Tish James and Lincoln Restler:
“In the wake of an unprecedented natural disaster, we are greatly appreciative of the MTA’s remarkable restoration of 84% of subway service. Yet we are extremely concerned about the lack of mass transit access for residents along the L and G subway lines. These trains are not redundant – but essential lifelines for hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites.
As we await the draining of these subway tunnels, we hope the MTA will swiftly expand bus service. We strongly suggest implementation of temporary shuttle bus service along the L and G routes to connect stranded residents to active subway lines”
As if commuting from Greenpoint were ever normal, there is no G train service and there is no timetable for restoring service. The L train is not running to Manhattan. Buses are running but are crowded. Expect delays on all subways tomorrow. East River Ferry is running but as of Sunday there is no word whether service from India St will be restored.
Our advice: take the bus, walk, ride your bike, or work from home.
G – Suspended. Via @MTAInsider: “To everyone asking about the G train, the Greenpoint Tube under Newtown Creek is flooded. We are working on dewatering.” No time table on when G service will be restored reported.
L - Partial service between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn. Via @MTAInsider: ”To everyone asking about the L, Chairman said it was a “particular concern” b/c of extent of flooding. He’s hopeful for restoration next wk.”
M - will operate in two sections: Between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue. Between Parsons-Archer and 34 Street-Herald Square making F train stops between 71 Avenue-Forest Hills and 34 Street-Herald Square. No M train service in Manhattan south of 34 Street.
NOTE: The following train stations are closed: Queens Plaza, Court Square-23 Street, Lexington Avenue/53 Street, and 5 Avenue/53 Street.
J - Service is operating over the Williamsburg Bridge to Essex Street. Advisory as of 11/4 at 1pm, “Due to signal problems at the Essex Street Station, southbound J is turning at the Marcy Ave Station.”
E - Service to and from Manhattan via Court Square is suspended.
7 - Delays. Flushing Line service is operating between Main Street-Flushing and 42nd Street-Times Square.
• BUSES FROM GREENPOINT
• B62 and B43 are both running North/South from Manhattan Ave.
• East River Ferry – India St (Closed as of Sunday 11/4)
• Via @EastRiverFerry: “We are hoping it will be open tomorrow but no official word yet” & “Problems are electrical in nature. The city has ordered the necessary parts. Hope to restore by Monday”
• Ferries from North Williamsburg (at North 6th Street) will start at 7AM, and the last ferries will leave Manhattan from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at 6PM. The ferries will arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals.
The B62 and B43 are both running North/South from Manhattan Ave.
FERRY East River Ferry stops in Greenpoint and South Williamsburg will remain closed until further notice, as damage continues to be assessed.
Ferries from North Williamsburg (at North 6th Street) will start at 7AM, and the last ferries will leave Manhattan from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at 6PM. The ferries will arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals.
Scoutmob is hosting my new Subway Wanderings series, a micro-travel guide of sorts, wherein I get on random MTA lines, get off random stops, and create a spontaneous visual itinerary of whatever happens to cross my path. I have to admit, I broke my own rules this week since the G to Nassau Avenue wasn’t exactly a serendipitous trip. But the G needs a ‘lil more lovin’ from the G-phobes and haters.
Good things can happen along the G! (Especially when you get off Greenpoint).