Sandy repair shuts down G train between Greenpoint, LIC for five weeks

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The next big subway shutdown will begin this Friday night at 10:30 p.m. and it lasts for 36 days.

The G train will be shut down from Court Square in Long Island City, Queens to the first stop in Brooklyn at Nassau Avenue.

The MTA is working on damage to the Greenpoint tunnel caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“Our goal is to complete this work as quickly and efficiently as possible while exposing our customers to as little inconvenience as we possibly can by using the more lightly-traveled summer weeks to make repairs,” said NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco.  “To that end, we are providing an extraordinary amount of information to help our customers navigate around this vital work.”
Shuttle buses will run along two routes to provide alternate service to/from affected stations and Court Sq 7,E,M along Manhattan Av to/from Nassau Av G station and along McGuinness Blvd to/from Lorimer St/Metropolitan Av L station.

G trains will still operate to and from Church Av and Nassau Av.

East River Ferry Service, which has been unavailable in the area since the collapse of a walkway at the India Street stop in Greenpoint, is supposed to be back before the closure. State Senator Daniel Squadron has been monitoring the situation.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation, which operates the ferry service with the private company, says the service should be back by Friday.

The MTA will be running shuttle bus stops along the route near G stations at:

Southbound
Jackson Av and 45 Av
Jackson Av and 47 Av
Manhattan Av/McGuinness Blvd and Greenpoint Av
Manhattan Av/McGuinness Blvd and Nassau Av
Metropolitan Av and Union Av

Northbound
Metropolitan Av and Union Av
Manhattan Av/McGuinness Blvd and Nassau Av
Manhattan Av/McGuinness Blvd and Greenpoint Av
44 Drive and 23 St

Connections to Manhattan service will be available at:

•    L at Lorimer St/Metropolitan Av.
•    J,M via free out-of-system transfer with MetroCard between the Broadway G and Lorimer St JM stations. This will work going from the J to the G and the G to the J train.
•    A,C at Hoyt-Schermerhorn