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The MTA is planning huge service cuts, including worse service on the G train. Senior transit reporter Andy Campbell staked out Brooklyn’s much-maligned line to find out how riders will use all the extra time on the platform!

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Mike from GP says:
Or, you know, we could actually try and fix the problem by advocating for better funding solutions like tolling the East River bridges.
Jan. 25, 2010, 7:55 am
KB from Greenpoint says:
Aside from the cutting of Court Square - Forest Hills Service (which never runs anyway), G-Train service will actually *improve* with the "cuts". Read the details in the MTA's summary below:

The G is scheduled to operate to Forest Hills-71st
Avenue evenings, nights, and weekends. However,
construction work anywhere along the Queens Boulevard
EFR corridor requires the G to terminate at Court
Square (its daytime terminus) many nights and almost all
weekends (in 2009 the G operated along Queens
Boulevard on only three weekends). This service change
would have the G operate at all times between Court
Square and Church Avenue.

Three additional G evening
trips would be added between Court Square and Church
Avenue to increase service to levels consistent with
guidelines and to provide a more consistent headway.
These trips could not be added when the G was
scheduled to operate on the Queens Boulevard corridor
due to limited track capacity.
Jan. 29, 2010, 6:37 pm

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