G Train Weekend Closings Debut with Rain, Shuttle Buses

The G train began four straight weekends of suspended service, from 10:30 pm Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays, last Friday. On this inaugural weekend, use of other trains was recommended, and shuttle buses were provided. This is from a report from Greenpointers:

"When the shuttle finally arrived at the Greenpoint Ave stop, the driver turned onto Greenpoint and drove about halfway down to McGuiness before stopping -- with half the bus shouting 'Stop! Where are you going?'...

"Of course, since he hadn't deemed it important to tell anyone on the shuttle when he was approaching the various stops, no one knew that he hadn't skipped it. I finally made it back to my apartment, about an hour and 15 minutes after I had left Carroll Gardens, soaked, cold and exhausted. Can't wait till next weekend!"

MTA says they need the closings to repair the tracks and remove asbestos.


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