It was way back in March when we warned you about the G train’s plan to ruin your summer, at which point we’re assuming the only part you understood was SUMMER?! WHAT? WHERE?! Well, summer is here, and with it, a whole lot of really, really annoying, potentially scary but mostly just weird, and unbelievably terrible news, the only solace being the relatively mild temperatures we’ve experienced thus far. The G train’s “service changes,” which will close the Greenpoint Ave, 21st St and Court Sq stations for five weeks starting this Friday night, will be the cherry on top of a truly strange and frustrating summer.
Since it warrants repetition, starting Friday, July 25 at 10:30pm and continuing (on both weekends and weekdays) through Tuesday, September 2 at 5am, there will be no G trains running from Court Sq to Nassau Ave; instead, the G train will be replaced by free “shuttle busses,” (here’s a map of all the stops) which are just regular busses and not like the kind of shuttle you take to the airport. To repeat: If you’re coming from the south, you can ride the G just fine until Nassau Ave, after which you will have to take a
shuttle bus regular bus, for free.
Busses aren’t your only option, however—last week, we found out that the East River Ferry will return in time for the G train to start sucking, so that’s something? There’ll also be free out-of-train transfers between the Broadway G stop and the Lorimer St J and M stop, via DNAinfo.
We suggest meeting up with your Greenpoint and LIC friends this week, because you probably won’t be seeing them for a while. As for Greenpointers, uh, we hear there are a lot of really great critically acclaimed hour-long dramas out now?
And finally, in honor of the G’s increased level of suck, here are @FakeMTA‘s best G train–related tweets:
Recently detected pings make MTA investigators narrow G train search area to somewhere btw Court Sq and Church Ave.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) July 1, 2014
The Imipolex G train is experiencing delays due to a screaming coming across the tracks.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) June 11, 2014
The Macy's G train balloon has been grounded for scheduled service.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) November 27, 2013
The G train is only crappy when it rains.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) December 6, 2013
Doctors say G train's long history of breakdowns and mysterious problems actually due to an "undiagnosed case of Lyme disease."
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) August 7, 2013
Even the G train knows having two cities listed in your Twitter bio is a farce. Face it, you live in Hoboken.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) January 22, 2014
"Put it on me like the G baby nice and slow." – famous rapper, L L Cool J
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) February 20, 2014
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