Nov. 23, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan
The Greenpoint Av. G-train station will see a series of service disruptions and closures over the coming months as part of the MTA’s plan to upgrade the station and make it more accessible.
Three elevators will be added as part of the plan, as well as updates to station infrastructure–including stairs, handrails, turnstiles, powered gates and braille signage.
The MTA announced Wednesday that southbound trains will not stop at the station for the month of December. Additionally, the entire station will be closed on weeknights in December from 9:45 p.m. and 5 a.m., and all weekend hours from Dec. 3 to Dec. 24.
A similar northbound train bypass of the station is scheduled for March 2019.
One of the new elevators will provide street-level access to the station on the east side of Manhattan Avenue, between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Street. Inside the station, the two other elevators will service the northbound and southbound platforms, respectively.
The MTA began work on the station, which serves 9,400 riders each weekday, in September. Construction is expected to last a total of 28 months.
“We thank our customers for their patience while we install these elevators; the final result will benefit everyone—from people who use wheelchairs to parents with strollers to anyone carrying anything heavy,” said MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford.
According to the MTA, some of the planned service changes for Greenpoint Av. will also allow for track maintenance on the G line in preparation for the L train shutdown.