Feb. 13, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
G train riders can expect more service disruptions in the coming weeks, as Long Island City-bound trains will be skipping the Greenpoint Avenue station for the entire month of March due to an ongoing accessibility project at the stop.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday March 1, northbound G trains will not stop at the station, as MTA construction crews will be requiring around-the-clock access to the station’s track and platform for an elevator, ADA project already in the works since September. The station is set to have three new elevators once the project wraps up.
The change in G train service due to the ADA project will end one month later at 5 a.m. on April 1. Southbound service will continue as normal during this time.
Riders will be able to access the station, however, by riding the G to 21st Street in Long Island City, and then back on a southbound train to Greenpoint Avenue.
G train riders will also be impacted by a separate flood prevention project at the Flushing Avenue station. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 4, southbound trains will skip the Flushing Avenue station for four weeks, with service to resume on Monday, April 1 at 5:00 a.m.
The station bypass is required for the project, as the staircase leading to and from the southbound platform will be closed for the flood mitigation upgrade. Northbound service will not be affected at the station during the duration of the project.
Service changes to the Greenpoint Avenue station come after a similar southbound bypass was in effect at the stop for the month of December, also due to the ongoing accessibility project.