BROOKLYN - Councilman David Greenfield and several city officials are renewing calls for the MTA to restore express F train service from South Brooklyn to Manhattan.
"The reality is that the F train is one of the worst trains in New York City," Greenfield says. "It is consistently late, it's consistently delayed."
Restored express F train service in South Brooklyn would be critical for people in Midwood, Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Gravesend, whose commutes to Manhattan can take an hour or more.
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"We want to make sure that we get our fair share here in southern Brooklyn, and that money needs to include funds for an upgrade for an F express," Greenfield says.
Greenfield, who has been working on restoring express F train service for three years, is also urging the MTA to make good on its promise to release a report it conducted on the matter.
Express train service was removed from South Brooklyn in the 1970s because of track repairs, the MTA says.