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Spotted: New G Train Signage

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 07:23 PM

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Will signage curtail the G train sprint? (Melinda Woehrle)

Remember when the MTA said it would try to make the stubby G train less annoying? While the frequency of trains won't increase until 2014, the signs helping riders figure out where to stand on platforms are going into stations now.

Because the G is only four cars long, and it shares the tracks with other, more full-bodied trains, passengers unfamiliar with its ways often resort to the 'G train sprint' -- a desperate hurdle down the platform necessitated after misjudging where along the platform the smaller train will actually stop.

After a line review, New York's MTA said it will standardize where the G pulls into stations -- and position benches and signage accordingly.

The signs pictured here are prototypes -- and not in the correct location -- but they offer a preview of what's coming.

Seen at the Bedford-Nostrand station/Melinda Woehrle

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Comments [1]

MonikaNYC from Greenpoint

The G train sprint is not just for unaware newcomers…us veterans still have to go through this foolishness because THE TRAINS ARE TOO DAMN SHORT.

Feb. 16 2014 10:10 AM

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