Tuesday, March 6, 2012


  • "Next stop: 4th Avenue-9th Street."
  • "Next stop: 7th Avenue."
  • "Next stop: 15th Street-Prospect Park."
  • "Next stop: Fort Hamilton Parkway."
  • "Last stop: Church Avenue."

The extension of the G train to those five stations for the past two-and-a-half years has given residents of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope easy access to Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint and vice-versa. But those stops may be dropped once the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is completed toward the end of 2013.

A petition to keep the G train running to those five stops has been created by Lincoln Restler, District Leader for the 50th Assembly District in Williamsburg, who will send it to MTA Chairperson Joseph Lhota. Please sign it.

The petition says

       Preserve the G Train Extension

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Chairman Joseph Lhota of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.


Preserve the G Train Extension

In July of 2009, the G train was extended by five stations from Carrol Gardens into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington to allow for track work on the elevated section of the F and G lines. The MTA had indicated the extension would be permanent, but now they are seriously considering discontinuing G train service to these five stations.

The G links Brooklyn neighborhoods that otherwise are not readily accessible to one another by bus or subway. The MTA has severely cut the G train's route in Queens, increased fares, and reduced services. The extension into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington was one boost in service after years of cuts and fare hikes. The G train is our Brooklyn Local. We need to preserve the G train extension!


[Your name]

Timeline of the Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local
1937 - The GG ran to Church Avenue for a short time.
1968 - The GG was extended to Church Avenue.
1975 - The GG no longer ran to Church Avenue.
1985 - The GG was changed to the G.
2009 - The G was extended to Church Avenue because of the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project.
2012 - The MTA may stop the G from going as far as Church Avenue when the project is done.

Let's not lose the stops from 4th Avenue-9th Street through Church Avenue!