MTA: G train expected to shut down for six weeks this summer
The MTA announced today the G train will shut down for several weeks this summer in order to install a system to improve signaling and decrease headways.
In a statement to News 12, the MTA said, "We look forward to continuing engagement with communities across the G line to ensure CBTC installation is delivered efficiently with as little disruption to service as possible."
The changes have already begun, as the train is closing at night, starting at around 9:30 p.m.
"I'm not very thrilled about it," said Sebastian Ryder, a commuter. "I travel from Jersey City to Brooklyn here in Greenpoint and without the G train that's really devastating for my commute being a hybrid employee and all."
Other commuters say it's convenient to take the train closest to them, but regardless, the changes are inevitable.
"I'm sure that people will find their way around but it's hard when you're used to taking the train and you have to stop for whatever reason," said commuter Alberto Rosario.
John Orcutt, a member of Riders Alliance, also says there's not much else to do other than to prepare ahead of time for a new route.
"It will be tough, but I think the alternative is many, many more weeks or months of nighttime closures," said Orcutt.
The MTA says the schedule has not yet been finalized.