G Train Riders Gather to Brainstorm Ways to Boost Service

By Meredith Hoffman on October 23, 2012 12:36pm 

WILLIAMSBURG — G train gripes got you glum?

Riders can speak their minds Wednesday night with ideas to boost the Brooklyn-to-Queens subway's service at a meeting held by the Riders Alliance advocacy group.

"A bunch of our members raised concerns about G train service, so we're bringing folks together to talk about how we can improve it," the group's founder John Raskin said. "We're asking G riders to come with ideas, or just to listen and learn how to get involved."

Charles Seaton, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the agency was constantly working to improve service as needed.

"G Line service has been extended from its former terminal at Smith/Ninth Street south to Church Avenue," Seaton said of attempts to alleviate a recent construction project that has caused disruptions in service. "Well received by riders, this five-stop extension will be made permanent at the end of the construction project."

He also noted that riders could find train scheduling information online.

"Train delay information is conveyed via the MTA website and is available to customers who sign up for our email alerts," he said. "As on all lines, service is scheduled to meet ridership demand."

The Riders Alliance meeting will be held at the Greenpoint Reformed Church on Milton Street Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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