GREENPOINT — This weekend G train riders can enjoy a little perk that most straphangers on other lines take for granted each and every day: you won't have to run halfway down the platform to catch the train.
During repair work that will take the F train line out of service this weekend, full-length, eight-car G trains will run the length of the line from Coney Island to Court Square, instead of the normal four-car trains.
The full-length trains have already been running along the line for the last two weekends, according to the MTA, to the bemusement of some straphangers.
Of course the first time I've ever ridden a full-length G train is at 2 in the morning. Perhaps they are testing... @GwynneFitz @DNAinfoNY pic.twitter.com/BTYdBTthdF— Sean Ludwig (@seanludwig) January 14, 2017
This weekend will be your last shot to ride on a full-length G, according to the MTA...that is until 2019.
Tthe MTA plans to run full-length G trains all the time beginning in 2019, as a way to mitigate the L train shutdown between Manhattan and Brooklyn,
The shutdown of service between Bedford Avenue and 8th Avenue will last for 18 months according the MTA. After that, it's not yet clear if we'll get to keep our nice, new full-length trains.