Officials call on MTA to restore express F service

Councilman David Greenfield and several city officials are renewing calls for the MTA to restore express F train service from South Brooklyn to Manhatta

Express train service was removed from South Brooklyn in the 1970s because of track repairs, the MTA says.

Express train service was removed from South Brooklyn in the 1970s because of track repairs, the MTA says. (12/27/15)

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.

"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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 1 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11 2 Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11
3 VIDEO: Interview with friend of East NY throat slashing victim
Check out these animals up for adoption. 4 Furry Friends for 12/9 - Animals for Adoption
Starting this weekend, a favorite holiday toy is 5 Lego World comes to Downtown Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE