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MTA Says No Complaints So Far About F, G Service Changes

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it hasn't received any complaints from F and G train riders in Brooklyn after big service changes went into effect on Monday.

The Manhattan-bound F and the Queens-bound G will bypass the 15th St. station and the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station in Windsor Terrace, due to a construction project that's expected to last through May. The Manhattan-bound F is also skipping the Smith-9th St. station.

That means longer commutes for some riders who must take a subway train deeper into Brooklyn before switching to Manhattan- and Queens-bound F and G trains. Last spring, the MTA eliminated bus routes serving those neighborhoods.

The construction was set to start a week ago but was postponed because of the snow storm. The subway service changes will be in effect through May.

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Comments [5]

Hissing Kitty from NYC

Definitely haven't seen any complaints here at HissingKitty.com, and we see tons of them everyday. So from our end kudos and you are doing a great job!

Jan. 18 2011 11:57 PM
Leila in Windsor Terrace from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

WNYC: Please report on what the residents of Windsor Terrace and Kensington are really requesting from the MTA, not just what the MTA is saying through its PR office. Our Council Member Brad Lander and Borough President Marty Markowitz had a meeting with the MTA last week requesting service alternatives, and a petition is circulating to add bus services. http://bradlander.com/sign-a-petition-for-better-transit-alternatives-during-fg-station-closures

Jan. 18 2011 11:22 AM
Steve LeVine from Windsor Terrace

So, on a major holiday where ridership is no more than 10% to 25% of a normal weekday commute, there were no complaints? Wow, that totally blows my mind.
That was as predictable as saying there will be weather tomorrow.
Is this really journalism?

Jan. 18 2011 11:19 AM
Bob from Windsor Terrace

Not to argue with your underlying point, Robert, but I don't think you realize that Park Slope-Windsor Terrace-Kensington may have more journos per capita than any other neighborhood on the planet. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting one.

Jan. 18 2011 08:15 AM
Robert from NY

Thanks for telling us what the mta says about what we think about service instead of you, the journalist asking us directly. I guess the journaalists are just too busy to ask the ridership. Obviously, the journalists are not riding that line.

Jan. 17 2011 10:42 PM

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