Sunday, December 4, 2011

Councilman Greenfield Requests MTA to Not Disrupt Friday Train Service in Brooklyn

David Greenfield
Councilman David G. Greenfield of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Midwood, Boro Park and Bensonhurst requested that the Metropolitan Transit Authority minimize upcoming service changes to his constituents which would have caused major inconveniences.

The changes also would be highly disruptive to Kensington and Flatbush residents, with a special concern for the two Fridays of December 2nd and December 9th. The service changes are due to the construction which is now in progress along the Q line, which is forcing the trains to skip over the subway stations which pass through the heart of Brooklyn’s highly concentrated Jewish populations.

The MTA had originally planned the disruptions for 10am until 3pm on the two above mentioned Fridays, skipping several of the Q line’s regular stops, including Cortelyou Road, Avenue H, Avenue J, and Avenue M. This would have meant a major inconvenience for Orthodox Jews who begin their Sabbath observance at 4:11pm for the next two weeks.

The MTA responded favorably to Councilman Greenfield’s request, and residents can expect usual service on the effected trains until further notice.