Full G Train Service Returns After 5-Week Shutdown

By Jeanmarie Evelly on September 2, 2014 1:09pm 

 Service on the G train resumed Tuesday between Queens and Brooklyn following a five week shutdown for repair work.
Service on the G train resumed Tuesday between Queens and Brooklyn following a five week shutdown for repair work.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — The G train was back up and running between Brooklyn and Queens Tuesday morning after being halted for five weeks so workers could make repairs to the line, which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy.

There had been no service on the line between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square stations since July 25, during which repair crews put in new track, installed communication lines and made other improvements, according to the MTA.

"Superstorm Sandy's devastating impact on our Subway network posed a challenge never before faced by our organization, however we rose to this challenge and are rebuilding our system better and stronger than before" NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said in a statement.

Free shuttle buses ran between Brooklyn and Queens during the five week shutdown, which some riders said they preferred to the actual G train.

The MTA had also offered riders a free transfer between the Broadway G and the Lorimer Street J and M train stations during the shutdown, which officials and transit advocates are now pushing to see made permanent.

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