Pols Rallied for G Train This Weekend

Yesterday local politicians and the grassroots group Riders Alliance gathered to rally for better G train service at the Metropolitan Avenue G stop. They asked for a comprehensive study of the line as well as free transfers at the Broadway G to the Hewes or Lorimer stops of the J line and also from the Fulton G stop to the Atlantic Avenue station; now riders must exit the system and pay again for these transfers. DNA Info reported that prior to the rally, the Riders Alliance collected more than 200 signatures on a petition calling for more regular service, screens showing the train arrival times and free transfers. The alliance also sent a letter to the MTA with a list of suggested improvements. And here’s a letter that Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan sent to the MTA. As Senator Squadron said in a press release, “as the Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods surrounding the G continue to grow, their lifeline must grow with them.”
In Push for Better G Train Service, Politicians Get on Board [DNA Info]
Photo via Sen. Daniel Squadron’s Twitter

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  • I am amazed that the city has not increased the frequency of the G train at the very least. So many more people would use the line if they knew they wouldn’t have to wait 20 – 30 minutes for a train to come. Our building has 123 units off the Clinton/Washington stop but luckily we have the B54 on Myrtle to the ACF which is quite quick so it’s not the end of the world. Still, when visiting friends in Williamsburg or Greenpoint it would be nice to not have to wait so long alone in a station with no attendant.