The G train will shut down for five weeks between Greenpoint and Long Island City starting Friday.
The Court Square and 21st/Jackson Avenue stations in Long Island City and the Greenpoint Avenue station in Brooklyn will be closed from Friday, July 25, at 10:30 p.m. through to Tuesday, Sept. 2, according to the MTA.
The MTA claims that these shut downs are necessary to repair the tunnel—linking Greenpoint to Long Island City–which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
More than 3 million gallons of salt water flooded the tunnel during the storm, which damaged pump controls, electrical equipment, and a variety of other systems.
The MTA has already being doing work on these three stations. For instance, they were closed for 12 weekends last year for the MTA’s first repairs on the tube.
There will still be regular G train service between Church Avenue and Nassau Avenue in Brooklyn, but free shuttle buses will run on two routes to bring riders to the shuttered stations.
A map of the shuttle bus stops can be viewed here