Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Spotted: New G Train Signage
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 07:23 PM
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