Tell Gov. Hochul and the MTA: We deserve a full G train with restored service!

The G train serves some of the fastest growing neighborhoods in New York State. Between 2010 and 2020, the population of Greenpoint and Williamsburg grew by 18%, while Long Island City saw its population increase by nearly 200% over the same period. Until 2010, the G also served parts of the fast growing neighborhoods of Astoria, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Rego Park and Forest Hills. Thousands more housing units are planned for the coming years in all of these neighborhoods.

But with only four or five cars, the G is the shortest non-Shuttle train in the entire system, leading to packed rush hour cars and commuters sprinting down the platform to catch the train. Every other line is served by eight cars, ten cars or more. And since the service cuts in 2010, it now takes three separate trains just to get from Greenpoint to Astoria.

This summer, the MTA plans to fully shutter the G train for multiple weeks as they modernize the signal system with Communication-Based Trained Controls . New Yorkers understand that upgrades often mean inconvenience. But the gain must match the pain. The MTA must plan for the future and invest in the G line we deserve, with a full run of train cars and restored service in Queens.

Use this tool to write to Governor Hochul and MTA Chair Janno Lieber—and spread the word!

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