Express F Train to Return to Brooklyn

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Express service will return to F trains in Brooklyn, beginning this summer.

New York City Councilman David Greenfield announced Tuesday that a limited express program will begin this summer, and more regular express service is expected to follow in the summer of 2017. Once the program is fully implemented, F express service will run during rush hour between Church Avenue and Jay Street-MetroTech.

According to Greenfield, the express service is expected to save “F train commuters, who currently experience some of the longest waits in the transit system, as much as 15 minutes per trip. Additionally, the restoration of F express service will reduce operational conflicts between the F and G trains, reducing congestion and unnecessary delays.”

Greenfield, who has been leading the fight to restore the F express service along with a number of city and state legislators, celebrated the news. “This is a huge victory for Brooklyn’s commuters, who for years have had to endure lengthy commutes and overcrowded trains,” he said.

F express service was suspended in 1987 due to track work, but after the track work was completed, the express service was not restored.