Advocating to Keep G Line Extension

March 5, 2012 Updated: May 10, 2012

NEW YORK—G train service was extended five more stops beyond Smith/9th streets in July 2009, due to track work. Now, the extension further southeast into Brooklyn may be discontinued, according to an online petition started by Lincoln Restler, district leader of Brooklyn 50th Assembly District State Committee.

“The extension into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington was one boost in service after years of cuts and fare hikes,” states the petition. “The G train is our Brooklyn local. We need to preserve the G train extension!”

The MTA said no decision has been reached yet.

The petition, addressed to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, garnered 634 signatures as of Monday evening. People signing said they rely on the extension, and others expressed their hope for G service to come back to Queens.

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