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Queens-Brooklyn link on G line shutting down for 5 weeks

Posted: 6:57 AM, Jul 25, 2014
Updated: 2014-07-25 22:23:07-04

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NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) –– Brace yourselves, commuters.

Starting Friday, the portion of the G train line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be out of commission for a little more than five weeks, leaving thousands of straphangers in need of alternatives.

The closure is part of the Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Work happening in the Greenpoint Tubes. It begins at 10:30 p.m. Friday and lasts until 5 a.m. Sept. 2, according to the MTA.

No G trains will run between Court Square in Long Island City and Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint during that time.

Straphangers — about 100,000 of which take the G train in Brooklyn and Queens every day — can use these alternatives to get around:

  • Free shuttle buses will be available via Manhattan Avenue to and from Nassau Avenue, where commuters can pick up the G.
  • Riders can pick up a shuttle bus from Court Square to the Lorimer St/Metropolitan Av stop on the L train.
  • Free out-of-system transfers will be offered on the J and M lines in the southern portion of Williamsburg.

Consult the map below to plan your ride around the closure:

G train alternatives

A map of the G train line shows travel alternatives for a five-week span starting July 25, 2014, that will shut down the subway line for repairs. (Photo: MTA)