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MTA to shut down G service to LIC for 5 weeks starting July 26

corrosionMarch 19, 2014 By Christian Murray

The MTA is shutting down the G Train for five straight weeks this summer—between Long Island City and Nassau Ave.

MTA officials told Community Board 2 members last night that the line would be down between Court Square and Nassau Ave/Manhattan Avenue from July 26 through September 1.

The MTA said that it needs to shut down service in order to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The tunnel that connects Long Island City with Greenpoint was flooded with 3 million gallons of salt water at the height of the storm, according to the MTA.

There will be shuttle service provided during the 5-week shutdown.

Last year, the G line was closed at the same stations for 12 weekends, as the MTA conducted repairs.

The MTA, however, said that there would be no weekend suspensions of the No. 7 train during the 5 week period. The MTA announced earlier this year that the No. 7 train would be closed between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square for 22 weekends  in 2014.

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Anonymous

James Smith actually understands chemistry maybe the rest of the people here will dust of the books and learn a lesson so they are at least educated and don’t sound like stupid whining bitches.

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James Smith

Thank you MTA. I am so grateful for you for providing reliable service despite switches failing from the salt water damage. Considering that you got the subways running so fast, we appreciate that it is impossible to properly repair all the damage without a few weeks of intensive repair. We know the service will be more reliable.

You’re doing a great job!

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a.bidge

Fuck you MTA. Seriously, why can they not do this shit on weekday nights, between midnight and 7am?!

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