Subway Update: G Train Soon, B Train Back

An update on NYC train and bus service following Superstorm Sandy.


NOTE: The following information is from Tuesday, Nov. 6 at noon. See 
MTA.org for the most recent information.  

After being knocked out for nearly a week, the G train could be up and running soon.

The MTA is running tests on the line today, a spokesman said.

There is also good news for B-Train riders: the train came back Tuesday morning along along with extended service on the Q, A and C trains.

In addition, the L-train’s tunnel under the East River is now dry and “is being assessed,” according to the MTA.

Service has been fully restored to the following lines 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, B, C, D and E trains and the Franklin Avenue and 42nd Street shuttles. (See larger map of restored subway service in the photo gallery.)

But the Z and Rockaway Park Shuttle trains are still suspended, and many stations are still closed in storm-damaged areas.

Here is a list of stations that still remain closed as of noon on Tuesday, Nov. 6:


  • All G stations from Greenpoint Avenue to Church Avenue.  However, Hoyt-Schermerhorn is serviced by the A/C and stations from Bergen Street to Church Avenue are serviced by the F.
  • All L stations between Bedford Avenue and Bushwick Ave-Aberdeen Street.
  • All N stations along the Sea Beach line between 8th Avenue and Coney Island.
  • 25th Avenue D, Bay 50th Street D, Coney Island D
  • Neptune Avenue F, West 8th St-NY Aquarium F, Coney Island F
  • Ocean Parkway Q, West 8th St-NY Aquarium Q, Coney Island Q


  • Rector St 1, South Ferry 1 (South Ferry closed indefinitely)
  • Fulton St J, Broad Street J
  • City Hall R, Cortlandt St R, Rector St R, Whitehall St R
  • All L stations from 8th Avenue to 1st Avenue.


  • Court Square G, 21st Street G
  • All A stations between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway-Mott Ave and Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street


Voter Shuttles:

The MTA is running shuttle buses to take voters to polling places in Coney Island, Staten Island and the Rockaways. 


Bus Service:

Bus service is mostly back to normal, although some routes may have minor detours due to street conditions. Signs will alert customers of the change.



For drivers, note that the Hugh Carey Tunnel ( aka the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) is still closed, but one lane of the Queens Midtown Tunnel has re-opened to buses during rush hour.


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