MTA suspending G service every weekend in Sept.

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority bigwigs will stop G-train service between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Queens every weekend this month, and one more in November, according to information from Community Board 2.

Straphangers who ride the beloved Brooklyn Local will be forced to hop on buses to reach stops between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Court Square from 9:45 pm on Fridays through 5 am on Mondays on weekends including Sept. 7–10, 14–17, 21–24, and Sept. 28–Oct. 1.

And subways will again be replaced with shuttle buses between those same stops on Nov. 2–3.

Transit leaders are suspending service in order to upgrade stations that will temporarily close, and perform track maintenance, according to the authority, which said G trains will still run between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Church Avenue on those weekends.

Mercifully, the upcoming G-train closures will not overlap with any of the 14 weekends the authority is suspending L-train service between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues and Manhattan for track work ahead of the so-called “L-pocalypse” next April. The mini L closures resume Oct. 5–8, and continue on all weekends that month, as well as some in November, February, March, and April.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, September 5, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Short-term weekend inconveniences bring long-term nonstop benefits. Unfortunately, that's the everyday cliche we are living in these days.
Sept. 5, 2018, 8 am
Russell from Greenpoint says:
Hopefully, during this construction they'll get rid of those darn timers on the SB Greenpoint tubes. The train always crawls coming into Greenpoint Ave station!
Sept. 5, 2018, 8:31 am
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
But but but they always tell us to leave the car at home and 'Take Mass Transit!!!"
Sept. 5, 2018, 11:36 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I'm sure many can find alternative ways to getting around when this is being closed.
Sept. 5, 2018, 2:35 pm
Tyler from pps says:
They are not suspending service. They are closing subway stations and providing replacement bus service.

There's a difference.

Probably should edit your headline and your opener.
Sept. 5, 2018, 4:19 pm
Justin from Carroll Gardens says:
Crosstown Local, not Brooklyn Local
Sept. 6, 2018, 11:08 am
Zelda from Williamzburg says:
The buses are always a pleasant change of pace.
Sept. 6, 2018, 11:57 am
Michael from Westwood says:
Sept. 6, 2018, 2:04 pm
SCR from Realityville says:
Ironically,the weekend bus-service replacement for G-train,may well be more efficient than;the"Subway". After all, busses don't have"signal-problems,and a"sick passenger"only delays;that specific bus. Besides,no one seem to get ill on city-busses,in the first place. Best of all,they will operate frequently more busses,than the train. This was all my experiences,when parts of the Jamaica-Bound,E&F train were shutdown for five(5) weekends,in July&August 2017.
Sept. 7, 2018, 7:03 pm

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