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: