G Train to Shut Down for Five Weeks Between Greenpoint and LIC

By Serena Dai on July 18, 2014 4:51pm | Updated on July 21, 2014 8:46am

 The G train will shut down between Greenpoint and Long Island City in August.
The G train will shut down between Greenpoint and Long Island City in August.
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GREENPOINT — The G train will shut down for five weeks between Greenpoint and Long Island City starting this week, the MTA said.

The line will not stop between the Nassau Avenue station and the Long Island City-Court Sq station starting Friday, July 25, at 10:30 p.m. as the MTA repairs damages from Superstorm Sandy.

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Service won't return until Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 a.m., according to the MTA.

Three-million gallons of salt water flooded the tunnel during the storm, the MTA said in a statement, damaging pump controls, electrical equipment, signal control, ventilation and other "vital systems."

MTA will be using the extended time to do "extensive repairs" on the tunnel, including adding permanent tunnel lighting and new signals.

Free shuttle buses will be running at the closed stops during the train closure, the MTA noted.

A map of the shuttle bus stops can be viewed here.

Besides the shuttle, the East River Ferry's service is set to resume service at its previously close Greenpoint dockThe ferry stop had been shut down since February due to a ramp suddenly collapsing.

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