Service Changes to Take Place This Weekend and Next
MTA New York City Transit today reminded customers that service changes during the next two weekends on the and lines will bring “the G to the Sea” by extending the line more than 5 miles, to Coney Island. The train normally terminates at Church Av in Kensington, Brooklyn, since the line was extended there from Smith-9 Sts in July 2009.
“We plan carefully to keep service disruptions to a minimum,” said Demetrius Crichlow, Acting Senior Vice President for Subways, New York City Transit. “But there are times when service changes can actually result in localized improvements for riders. When that happens, we like to promote it! In this case, we are extending the line by more than 5 miles and giving customers from Greenpoint and Williamsburg a direct route to Coney Island. So I encourage customers from Long Island City and northern Brooklyn to put on some flip flops, grab the sun screen, and enjoy a transfer-free subway ride to the beach!”
The temporary service changes will take place this weekend, August 6-9, and next weekend, August 13-16 and are being made to support the final portion of critical post-Superstorm Sandy work to rehabilitate the tunnel the train uses when traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. During these outages, crews will also install cables in the vicinity of Jay Street in order to support the ongoing signal modernization work between Church Avenue and Coney Island. In order to support customers, the MTA will provide several alternative service options.
The MTA has begun displaying posters and relevant service change information on digital screens throughout the impacted areas to inform customers of the changes. The MTA will also send alerts to email or text message subscribers, and via social media.
OTHER CUSTOMER IMPACTS — MANHATTAN AND QUEENS
OTHER CUSTOMER IMPACTS — BROOKLYN
A page detailing the service changes for these two weekends, with a map, is available online.
The bulk of the tunnel work was completed during the spring after crews spent 17 weekends and dozens of weeknights working to install new tracks, signal equipment, communication cables and tunnel lighting. Workers also performed considerable upgrades to the East Broadway station in Manhattan, including nearly 12,000 square feet of platform renewal, 13,000 square feet of wall tile replacement, 1,360 feet of platform edge removal in addition to a range of leak mitigation work. The construction timeline on the Rutgers tube was the fastest of all the Sandy-related tube rehabilitation projects.
'Take the G to the Sea': MTA Weekend Service Changes on C, E, F, and G Lines This Weekend and Next Will Temporarily Enhance G Service By Extending the Line to Coney Island
New York City Transit
Updated August 5, 2021 6:30 p.m.