MTA to study if the G train is in fact slow, overcrowded

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Study hard, guys, study hard. via Flickr user The Eyes of New York

The Riders Alliance has been working tirelessly to publicize the plight of the humble G train rider, from the lack of reasonable transfers to insane service disruptions to waiting for 100 days and 100 nights for the train to show up on a weekend. According to the Daily News, the MTA finally heard your cries and has promised action. Are they going to increase service? Give you a transfer between the G and the J? Even better: they’ve commissioned a study!

We are skeptical, but that’s because there’s nothing more useless in this world than a government study, commission or panel (see: President’s very serious panel on the deficit problem). And the MTA is going to be thorough, or at least appear to be thorough, because they study isn’t supposed to be finished until this June. But, as the Daily News points out in their story, reviews done on the F train and the L train led to service improvements on those lines, so maybe there’s hope for G train riders yet. But as with all things G train related, we’re going to play the waiting game on this one.

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever experience and over crowded G train. But it is slow sometimes. And we could really use transfers at Broadway and Fulton.

  2. I’m holding out for extending the Franklin Shuttle to G at Bedford/Nostrand. And [re]extending the G deeper in to Queens.

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