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Rallying Round a Train That Gets No Respect

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Rallying Round a Train That Gets No Respect

If you will excuse a biblical flourish, the (G) train is the Moses of New York mass transit. Like Moses, it never made it to the Promised Land. That is, if Manhattan is your idea of divine promise. With its nosebleed-inducing apartment prices and rents, some think of it as flowing not so much with milk and honey as with bilk and money.

 

In any event, the (G) train has the distinction of being the city’s only subway line that makes no stops in Manhattan, the heart and wallet of New York. It is a lime green squiggle on the subway map, running from Brooklyn to Queens. Much of the day it barely gasps into Queens, making but two stops there. It meanders through Brooklyn neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene and Greenpoint, places that are enjoying grand revivals and impressive measures of cachet among the young and mobile.

 

Would that the same might be said of the (G) line. That was the lament of about 100 people who gathered Wednesday evening at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a sort of pep rally.

 

Full story: nytimes_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - May 23, 2008

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Oh the sad little (G) Stripped and strapped of service, cars, and its length. I ride the line everyday, and wait times, and overcrowding is problematic.

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the G needs to come back to 71st continental ASAP (yea i know i've been saying this for the past like year now lol)

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Looks like it's time to give the little (G) some ridership capacity increases ASAP!

 

- Andy

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Ridership on the (G) is on a sharp rise from what I've been hearing so I think it should be getting longer cars. Service should definately be going to 71st Street ALL TIMES. Its ashame how the MTA degrades the (G).

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I wish the MTA would reconsider not making Court Square the last permanent stop on the (G). But that's happen in October when the (R) becomes full time and the (V) runs longer.

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The (G) was the last line the city made, and it was supposed to have more stations and an extenstion northeast, but none of that ever happened. The NYCTA was pre-occupied with the BMT, so some of the plans never made it pass the drawing board. Here's a little something on the (G)http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26798#post26798

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