Carroll Gardens

Take the F train—but it may not stop at your destination

January 23, 2019 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Many F train riders in Brooklyn are saying that the train has been running express with little notice, inconveniencing people whose destinations are local stops.

For example, one recent F train skipped stops from Jay Street-MetroTech to Seventh Avenue, then skipped more stops to Church Avenue, according to CBSNewYork.

The MTA said this is done to shorten gaps in service after problems result in backed-up trains. But Councilmember Brad Lander (D-Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens-Park Slope) told CBSNew York, “Every night it’s a different story. Tonight there was a police incident at this station, that night there was an unruly passenger at this station.”

Furthermore, riders say that the announcements are often made when riders are already on the train. Local stop-bound passengers then have to get off at the next express stop and take a local train back in the opposite direction.

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Lander has created an F train express incident form. When enough are collected, he plans to give the results to the MTA, CBSNewYork reported.


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