G Train Extension Has Boosted Ridership

On an average weekday, almost 5,000 extra commuters used several stations along the extended G line in 2011 than they did in 2008, the year before the route traveled farther south of Smith-Ninth Street to Church Avenue, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Ridership at Seventh Avenue was up more than 17 percent, almost 16 percent at Fourth Avenue, and more than 12 percent at Church Avenue, according to MTA figures, while it was down almost four percent at Ditmas Avenue, the first station south of the G’s new terminus. (Ridership was down at 15th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, too, but both stations had months-long closures.)

It’s just one more reason why saving the G train extension makes total sense!

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