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Ghost Train No More: G Train Service Increases in NYC
More G trains will roll on weekday afternoons, and weekend M service will reach Manhattan
Monday, June 09, 2014 - 11:48 AM
One of NYC's fastest-growing subway lines just got a service bump: the MTA is now running G trains every eight minutes — instead of every ten — from 3pm to to 9pm on weekdays. That translates to a 25 percent increase.
And weekend M service just got a boost, too:
(These service adjustments are based on an MTA report from last year, when it originally announced it would be making some tweaks.)
But the G train euphoria may only last so long: due to Sandy-related repairs, the MTA will shut down G train service between Queens and Brooklyn for five weeks later this summer.
Perhaps the video below, which chronicles the range of emotions experienced by G train riders, will provide some solace. (h/t Brokelyn)