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G train service shuts down in LIC until September

G-ClosuresJuly 21, 2014 By Christian Murray

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

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Anonymous

“So where are all the whiners?”

And then you proceed to whine incoherently. Ahhh the irony.

And genius, this is a blog primarily for LIC-ers. Perhaps that may serve as a hint as to why Brooklyn residents aren’t on this site complaining about how this affects them.

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LICRes

The G from Ct. Sq. is nearly always waiting, freshly swept, empty, and running the A/C. It’s rough to deal w/ late nights and weekends, but it’s a fine train otherwise.

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Never Happy

I’m a “Tower Person.” I take the G Train to BK everyday. Its the worst train there is and it not running is probably an improvement.

Happy now CS?

Besides, what did Van Bramer do for the 7? Squat.

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CS

So where are all the whiners? Where’s Jimmy Van Brammer? Oh right it isn’t the 7 train and doesn’t affect the tower people. Just everyone in Brooklyn,/Queens, those who work in Brooklyn and people who live in Brooklyn and work in queens/manhattan and use the G to get to the 7 or E/M.

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