On Sunday the fares go up. I’ll toss up a post with some fare hike info on Saturday. For now, I’ve got some links to run down. I never had time this week to post this stuff.
First up is the picture atop this post. It comes to us via Twitter user grtela, and it is visual evidence a highly-anticipated service change. Beginning July 5, the G train will run to Church Ave. making stops along the Culver Line into Kensington, Brooklyn. I first wrote about this change in 2006 when it was originally scheduled for 2007. Transit is only two years late on this one.
The CEO of a Brooklyn-based industrial supply company plead guilty to charges of selling counterfeit material to the MTA. Joseph Ungar will face five years’ probation and a lifetime ban from doing business with the authority after selling them fake ball bearings for subway cars and bearing assemblies for bus transmissions. Apparently, Ungar was impersonating a dead salesman. It’s good to see the agency cracking down on this type of behavior.
Apparently, it’s very loud on the subways. According to a recent study, decibel levels underground reach 102. Both the EPA and the WHO recommend daily average decibels of 70, and my dad blames his tinnitus partially of decades spent riding the subway.
And finally, from last week, the MTA has to spend $3.3 million to upgrade its MetroCard Vending Machines to combat counterfeit bills. With the relatively new money the Treasury Department has unveiled on the country, the transit agency has to ensure their machines are up to date. How about a contact-less fare payment system?
On to the service advisories..
From 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, June 27, Brooklyn-bound 2 and 4 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway due to switch renewal.
From 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, free shuttle buses replace 4 trains between Woodlawn and Bedford Park Boulevard due to track maintenance.
From 12:01 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point to 3rd Avenue due to platform edge rehabilitation at Cypress Avenue, East 143rd Street, East 149th Street and Longwood Avenue stations.
From 12:01 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run in two sections due to platform edge rehabilitation at Cypress Avenue, East 143rd Street, East 149th Street and Longwood Avenue stations:
- Between Pelham Bay Park and 125th Street and
- Between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, Bronx-bound D trains skip 170th, 174th-175th, and 182nd-183rd Streets due to track cable work.
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5 a.m. Saturday, June 28, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29, Manhattan-bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to due to track and roadbed replacement at Grand Avenue.
From 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, June 27 and 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track and roadbed replacement at Grand Avenue.
From 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, there is no G train service between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square. Customers should take the E or R instead. Trains run every 20 minutes between Court Square and Smith-9th Streets.
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, free shuttle buses replace L trains between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues due to track and roadbed replacement at Jefferson Street.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to Brighton Line station rehabilitation.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Newkirk Avenue due to station rehab work.