I hate to break it to you folks, but our beloved or behated G Train will be closed at Greenpoint Ave for 12 weekends beginning on July 6, 2013. Also closed will be 21st Street and Court Square stops in Long Island City.
That means no service between Nassau & Greenpoint Aves or to Queens. The train will run from Church St to Nassau Ave, which will be the last stop. Then you can take a shuttle service along the rest of the line.
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy the MTA has some major work to do to repair the tube. According to a NY Times report: “In the Greenpoint tube, power cables, exposed to salt water, are ‘corroding from the inside,’ the authority said, and exterior corrosion of rails and fasteners has increased the likelihood of short circuits.”
The affected weekends are July 6, July 13, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.
The good new is that the G train is running this weekend!
But if you want to get into or out of the city via the L train, consider yourself stuck.
According to the Weekender there will be no L trains between Lorimer St, Brooklyn and 8 Av, Manhattan. This begins late tonight (Friday 5/24) and continues through Memorial Day.
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.
PS. I adore their logo!
Via @photographysux – Short G Train Service Back in Effect. Move to the center of the platform. Did you like the longer train?
According to MTA.info: “Limited train service has resumed from the Court Square Station to the Church Avenue Station.”
You never thought you loved the G so much!
If it’s too far to walk or bike…
Subway recovery MAP (as of November 3)
- G Train
Completely suspended. No surprise, it’s the G!
- L Train
Partial service is in operation between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. No word when local stops or service to Manhattan will be open.
- E Train
Service to and from Manhattan via Court Square is suspended.
- 7 train
Limited 7 train service has resumed in both directions from the Times Square-42 Street Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station.
Follow All Trains NYC @NYCTrains on twitter for latest updates.
Subways to Manhattan via Queens -
- Queens Plaza F/M trains are operating into Manhattan to 63rd/Lex.*
- Queensboro Plaza N trains are running as far as Times Square.*
- Vernon Blvd 7 train to Manhattan is now running.*
*You can take the B62 bus from Manhattan Ave to the F/M at Queens Plaza and N/R to Queensboro Plaza. Why does everyplace in Queens have to have the same name?
*You can also take B62 or walk over the Pulaski Bridge to the 7 at Vernon Blvd.
Brooklyn Bus MAP
The B62 and B43 are both running North/South from Manhattan Ave.
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.
More detailed info from NY Waterway’s Advisory Details.
The harbors are open and a new supply of gas is coming in. Supposedly HESS is the best. You can search for gas stations in the area here.
The B48 bus will be rerouted from Nassau between Monitor & Manhattan to Norman because of road repairs until October 2012.
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July 19th. Who did this on Tuesday to the Nassau Ave G Station?