If you were planning to use the G train to get around at any point this weekend, we have some bad news for you: The entire line is out of service beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Friday; trains should be back up and running at 5 a.m. on Monday morning.
Why has NYC Transit taken the drastic measure of cutting off service to an entire line? According to the MTA, structural improvements are being made along the line, including tunnel wall repairs south of the Bedford-Nostrand stop, and prep work for the installation of a new, ADA-compliant elevator at Greenpoint Avenue.
If you need to get around G-served areas this weekend, you have some options: There are shuttle buses running in Queens and Brooklyn, a full list of which can be found on the MTA’s Weekender site. And F trains will be making its regular stops at stations it shares with the G—so everything from Bergen Street to Church Avenue in Brooklyn—so south Brooklynites will at least be covered.
And for those in north Brooklyn, there is still L train service this weekend; it’ll run in two sections, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway Junction, and then between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. Service on the latter side will be slower—trains will be running every 24 minutes.