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04.08.15 Liam Mathews

Look at this kid! He’s an incredible athlete and also a big dumb-dumb. This video was originally posted by the Facebook group New Yorkers and shows a kid leaping between two subway islands at the Bedford-Nostrand stop on the G train. This is my stop, so I feel obligated to inform you that the center […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

After five weeks of outage, G train service has been restored this morning for all stops between Nassau Avenue in Brooklyn and Court Square in Queens. Since July, the MTA has been working to fix infrastructure damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Commuters have reported that the shuttle buses provided as alternative transportation were actually more frequent and reliable […]

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08.26.14 Sophie Weiner

Few New Yorkers welcome subway construction and the inconveniences of alternative transportation, but in the case of the G train’s current closure, riders are more concerned about what’s going to happen when regular service is back. Commuters have reported that in the five weeks that the G train has been down, they actually prefer the […]

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07.15.13 Andy Cush

The subway line that’s become more useful as the punchline to a joke among transit-obsessed New Yorkers than it is as an actual train may actually be improving soon. After a full line review, the MTA will begin increasing service on the G if it can secure $700,000 in funding, running rush hour trains every […]

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07.08.13 Andy Cush

Peeing on the subway tracks is a pretty serious faux pas, but no one deserves this kind of punishment. According to the New York Post, Matthew Zeno, 30, was electrocuted and killed after urinating on the third rail at the Broadway-Union Avenue G Train stop at  3:30 this morning. No word on whether he fell, or if […]

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06.19.13 Andy Cush

This summer may see the holy matrimony of two of the city’s biggest transit stories–Citi Bike and the G train. The beleaguered Brooklyn-Queens subway line will see tunnel closures for 12 weekends this year, and to compensate, the MTA is considering adding Citi Bike service to Greenpoint and Long Island City. Unlike the initial rollout of […]

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04.29.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Woe to the G train commuters. Not only do they constantly suffer through soul-sucking delays and nearly keel over from sprinting to catch the short train mid-platform — they’re now considered the lepers of the dating world. DNAInfo published a hard-hitting feature on G train-sabotaged romances. From the heart-wrenching tales of several unlucky-in-love Brooklyn residents, the […]

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04.12.13 Andy Cush

Is it the 8th Avenue A/C/E, servicing Manhattan’s ever-growing West Side? How about the L, shuttling the huddling masses out to Williamsburg and Bushwick? No, the fastest-growing subway line in the system is the lowly G Train, which gained no less than 2,000 riders every week in 2012. That’s a big number, but what does […]

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03.22.13 Andy Cush

Red Hook, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens commuters, rejoice: the Smith-9th Street subway station is slated to open April 22. The stop, servicing the F and G trains, has been closed since 2011, and its reopening faced delays in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Between the station’s reopening and the full line inspection the MTA has […]

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02.22.13 Andy Cush

The MTA announced it will perform a full line review on the oft-maligned G train–a process that will have officials deeply inspecting the train, and which led to improved service for the F in 2009 and the L in 2011. The review comes after a long effort by straphangers’ advocates, including Democratic state Sen. Daniel […]

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