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No G train for five weeks

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am

Long Island City residents looking to visit Williamsburg will need to find an alternative route as the G train will be out of commission between Nassau Avenue and Court Square starting on July 28 for five weeks straight.

The shutdown is to accommodate repair work on the Greenpoint Tube, which carries the G train under Newtown Creek.

The tube was closed for more than 10 weekends after power cables were immersed in water during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, corroding them.

To this day, the ventilation, lighting and communication system controls have not been fully restored.

The MTA is calling the repairs “critical,” but as the G train is the only line that does not run through Manhattan at some point, many people are expected to be inconvenienced.

The agency will run shuttle buses up to Court Square from the Nassau Avenue and Lorimer L stations.

Concurrently, the No. 7 train will be out of service this weekend between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza.

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