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More F ‘n’ G shuttles this weekend

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The F and G trains will be quite a hassle again this weekend, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues track work on the beleaguered lines for what may be months.

As they have for the past two weekends, shuttle buses will replace the F train between Jay Street in Downtown and Church Avenue in Kensington. Additionally, shuttle buses will replace the G train between Greenpoint and Bedford-Nostrand avenues.

The shuttles typically run from late Friday night until early Monday morning.

What’s worse, the MTA doesn’t know how long the G shuttle ruckus will last.

“There are plans for more track work around Metropolitan Avenue on the G for later summer or early fall,” said Deirdre Parker, an MTA spokeswoman. “However, the dates are not on the schedule as yet. Depending on other work on nearby lines, the weekends may or may not be consecutive or they may be moved to 2011.”

Worse, on the weekend of May 28, shuttle buses will replace the G train until the Tuesday morning commute.

On the other hand, this weekend should be the last for shuttles on the F line “until the end of the year,” Parker said, adding that such a promise is subject to change.

Last year, the same type of track work halted the F train for about six weekends — sometimes when the MTA announced that its service would run normal.

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Joe from Carroll Gardens says:
You think they'd realize the Brooklyn half marathon is this weekend and 13k people will be trying to get to Prospect Park and back from Coney Island during the day Saturday.
May 21, 2010, 11:20 am

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