Coney Islanders want F express train restored

Local lawmakers and an advocacy group want the city to bring the F express train back to Coney Island.



The move would help thousands of commuters get to work faster from the Stillwell Avenue station, but service was suspended 30 years ago.



In 1987, the city halted operations for construction. Last May, the MTA did a study that recommended the route be restored by fall 2017, but that proposal has not been presented to the MTA board, according to elected officials and the group Alliance for Coney Island.



Straphangers say they don't understand the holdup -- the change does not require laying new tracks.



The MTA says it is still considering whether to reopen the line.



"There are several major F line improvement projects underway or getting started, however, and the timing of any decision must factor those in," the transportation authority said in a statement.


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