G train to get more cars, increased service during L train shutdown
Brooklynites who are all too familiar with the notorious G train’s spotty service, outdated models and undersized cars are in for some good news.
With L train service shutting down as early as 2019, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is planning on improving the G train by doubling its length of cars, increasing service and using more modern cars, according to MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.
Ortiz told the Brooklyn Eagle that G trains will run more frequently during the L train closure and that the trains will double in length from four cars (300 feet) to eight cars (600 feet).
At the first public meeting about the L train shutdown last Thursday in Williamsburg, NYC Transit President Veronique Hakim said that the MTA will run three additional G trains per hour and that the G train will get a 160 percent bump in capacity.