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G line to be extended

The G train is coming to Church Avenue.

Starting July 5, the G subway line will be extended all the to the Church Avenue F station making transfers to the N, R and M lines at the 4th Avenue F stop possible.

Continuing work on the Culver Viaduct is forcing the MTA to extend the G line. The benefit to Brooklyn riders should be many−fold, including additional service south of Smith−9th Street and a reduction in travel time.

Right now, extended service on the G line is only scheduled to last about four years as the Culver Viaduct project progresses.

The MTA is spending $257.5 million to repair the steel and concrete structure which stretches from the Carroll Street station to the portal south of Fourth Avenue. It first opened back in 1933.

By extending the G line, the MTA estimates that on a typical weekday 8,700 riders will save an average of three minutes travel time.

G trains will operate on the local tracks south of Smith−9th Street to Church Avenue in Brooklyn at all times, providing service to five additional stations: 4th Av−9th Street, 7th Ave, 15th Street−Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Ave. At Church Ave, G trains will reverse direction south of the station.

In addition to allowing connections to the N, R and M lines at 4th Avenue, riders making the connection to A and C trains at Jay Street−Borough Hall will now have the additional option of utilizing the G to make the connection at Hoyt−Schermerhorn.

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