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MTA Calls Off Month-Long G Train Bypass of Greenpoint Avenue Station, Weekend and Weeknight Service Changes Planned

Greenpoint Avenue G station entrance. (Google Maps)

Feb. 27, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

The MTA has called off a previously scheduled month-long northbound train bypass of the Greenpoint Avenue G train station.

The bypass, originally scheduled from March 1 through April 1, was intended to allow for construction on the ADA accessibility project at the station, which includes three new elevators.

The construction crews at the Greenpoint station were since able to reduce the “footprint” of their work sites enough to allow subway service to continue, according to an email from New York City Transit sent to Community Board 1 earlier this week.

NYC Transit warned, however, that there will be active work sites on the areas of the station, and that riders should pay close attention to barricades and signage.

Despite the averted bypass, the agency said it would be planning weeknight and weekend service changes on the G line for March and April as part of ongoing track replacement and maintenance work on site.

From March 18 to April 15, free shuttle buses will replace G train service between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Court Square on weeknights and weekends.

On weeknights from April 15 to 19 and April 22 to 26, the G line will operate in two sections: between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets.

On the weekend of April 19 to the 22, free shuttle buses will replace G service between Jay Street and Court Square. The MTA advises riders to transfer at Jay Street for southbound F service replacing G trains.

The listed service changes begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. Fridays and end at approximately 5:00 a.m. Monday for weekend work, and from 9:45 p.m. to approximately 5:00 a.m. the following morning during weeknights.

According to the Feb. 25 email, the agency will post signage if any additional service changes related to the construction are necessary.

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