G train weekend shutdown for Sandy repairs - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

G train weekend shutdown for Sandy repairs

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Straphangers who rely on the G subway line to get around town will need to find alternate transportation on a dozen weekends starting July 6.

There will be no G train service between Brooklyn and Queens for 12 weekends. The closures are in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday each weekend. The weekends affected are not consecutive.

A shuttle bus will be provided.

Trains will run only between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

Workers will be repairing the Greenpoint tunnel damaged by Superstorm Sandy and thus impacting G line service. The storm dumped 3 million gallons of salt water into the tunnel.

"Immersed in salt water, power cables are corroding from the inside, while corrosion on the outside of rails and fasteners increases the potential for short circuits which can result in signal problems," the MTA said in a news release. "The controls for ventilation, lighting and communication systems were destroyed and have not been restored to their pre-Sandy condition. With reliability of some components declining, they must be replaced before they become a safety issue."

Plans are in place to resume repairs for five weeks in 2014.

The 12 weekend closures are not consecutive and subject to change:   

1. July 6-8

2. July 13-15

3. July 20-22

4. Aug 3-5

5. Aug 10-12

6. Aug 17-19

7. Aug 24-26

8. Sep 7-9

9. Sep 28-30

10. Oct 5-7

11. Dec 7-9

12. Dec 14-16 

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • 8 things to do in August

    8 things to do in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:16:28 GMT

    July came and went in the blink of an eye, or squint since the sun was so bright. As you dwell on the memories of 4th of July, weekends at the beach, nights at the ballpark and a good amount of warm weather, August is going to be another month to make more memories. Restaurant Week is still going on as well as SummerStage, but there is so much more happening in August. Here's a list of 8 things you can do in  New York throughout the month of August.

    July came and went in the blink of an eye, or squint since the sun was so bright. As you dwell on the memories of 4th of July, weekends at the beach, nights at the ballpark and a good amount of warm weather, August is going to be another month to make more memories. Restaurant Week is still going on as well as SummerStage, but there is so much more happening in August. Here's a list of 8 things you can do in  New York throughout the month of August.

  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    Massive emergency drill in New York City

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:53:38 GMT
    The New York City Department of Health will be conducting a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday.  They are testing the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, on the city.
    The New York City Department of Health will be conducting a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday.  They are testing the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, on the city.
  • Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to run New York City Marathon

    Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:42:50 GMT
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices