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G train up and running, L train still on limited service after online petition

Just two days after a petition was launched online calling for alternate transportation options along two subway routes vital to Brooklynites, the MTA has restored full service on the G train.

Just two days after a petition was launched online calling for alternate transportation options along two subway routes vital to Brooklynites, the MTA has restored full service on the G train.

The subway lines were two of the last routes to get back up and running after flooding from hurricane Sandy last week. People who live along the G and L train routes became so frustrated with the lack of service that Brooklyn Counciwoman Latitia James posted a petition on Change.org calling for shuttle service for stranded straphangers. It garnered more than 3,500 signatures.

However, the MTA announced today the G train was running and making all stops on its line from Church Avenue in Brooklyn to Court Square in Queens. The L train, though, continues to run with limited service between Broadway Junction Station and Rockaway Parkway Station.

James reached out to MTA chair Joe Lhota, but said Wednesday she never heard back from him.

When ask whether she believed her petition made a difference, she responded,"I just know that it’s the power of the people. I always give them credit."

The MTA is now monitoring the nor'easter moving through New York City. No service changes in response to this storm have yet been announced.

 
 
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