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.