The New York City Subway Lines Project:
G Train (Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local)

The G Train gets a lot of abuse and very little respect. Largely this is due to the fact that it never goes into Manhattan, thus making the Manhattan-centric world skeptical of its virtues. Additionally, it's slow, comes infrequently, and has a lot of stops. On the plus side, the G is almost always on time, you always get a seat and it covers a lot of territory that would be entirely without subway access were it not to exist. The G runs from 179th Street in Queens down to Smith-9th Street in Brooklyn. The G Train always runs local, and has a slightly funky schedule that the individual stops define below.

Station Information for the G Train is as follows:

Queens:

179 Street , Hillside Av
Late nights only.
Bus and other connections: Q1 Q2 Q3 (to JFK Airport) Q17 Q36 Q43 Q75 Q76 Q77 N1 N2 N3 N6 N22 N22A N24 N26

169 Street , Hillside Av
Late nights only.
Bus and other connections: Q1 Q2 Q3 (to JFK Airport) Q17 Q30 Q31 Q36 Q75 Q76 Q77 N1 N2 N3 N6 N22 N22A N24 N26

Parsons Blvd , Hillside Av
Late nights only.
Bus and other connections: Q25/34 Q65 Q83 Q110 Q111 Q112 Q113

Sutphin Blvd , Hillside Av
Late nights only.
Bus and other connections: Q40 Q43 Q44

Van Wyck Blvd , Main Street
Late nights only.
Bus and other connections: Q60

Union Turnpike - Kew Gardens , Queens Blvd
Late nights only.
Transfers: E
Bus and other connections: Q10/Q10A (to JFK Airport) Q37 Q46 Q74

75 Avenue , Queens Blvd
Late nights only.

71 - Continental Avs - Forest Hills , Queens Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.
Transfers: E R
Bus and other connections: Q23 Q65A LIRR

67 Avenue , Queens Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.

63 Drive - Rego Park , Queens Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q38 Q53 Q72

Woodhaven Blvd -Queens Mall , Queens Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q11 Q29 Q38 Q45 Q59 Q88

Grand Avenue - Newtown , Queens Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q53 Q58 Q59 Q60

Elmhurst Av , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.

Roosevelt Av - Jackson Heights , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.
Transfers: 7 E F R
Bus and other connections: Q19B Q32 Q33 (to LaGuardia Airport) Q45 Q47 (to LGA Marine Air Terminal) Q53

65 Street , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.

Northern Blvd , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q18 Q66

46 Street , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q104

Steinway St , Broadway
Except evenings and weekends.
Bus and other connections: Q101 Q104

36 Street , Northern Blvd
Except evenings and weekends.

Queens Plaza , Queens Blvd
Transfers: E F R
Bus and other connections: Q19A Q32 Q39 Q60 Q66 Q67 Q101 Q102 B61

Court Square , 45 Road
Transfers: E F
Bus and other connections: Q19A Q39 Q66 Q67 B61

21 St (Van Alst), Jackson Av
Bus and other connections: Q103 B61

Brooklyn:

Greenpoint Av , Manhattan Av
Bus and other connections: B24 B61 B43

Nassau Avenue , Manhattan Av
Bus and other connections: B48 B61 B62

Metropolitan Av- Grand St
Transfers: L
Bus and other connections: B24 Q59

Broadway , Union Av
Bus and other connections: B40 B46 B60

Flushing Avenue , Marcy Av
Bus and other connections: B57

Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues , Marcy Av
Bus and other connections: B54

Bedford-Nostrand Avenues , Lafayette Av
Bus and other connections: B38 B44

Classon Avenue , Lafayette Av
Bus and other connections: B48

Clinton-Washington Avenues , Lafayette Av
Bus and other connections: B69

Fulton Street , Lafayette Av
Bus and other connections: B25 B26 B38 B52 LIRR

Hoyt - Schermerhorn Sts
Transfers: A C
Bus and other connections: B37 B41 B45 B63 B67

Bergen St , Smith Street
Transfers: F
Bus and other connections: B65 B75

Carroll St , Smith Street
Transfers: F
Bus and other connections: B71

Smith - 9 Sts
Transfers: F
Bus and other connections: B75 B77

I am beginning to think the G in G train stands for "Goddamnpeiceof&@*" which is usually heard from many of the people standing around me while I wait for it. I have waited over an hour and a half for this train, and it is usually slowest in arriving late at night, say, about 3 in the morning, when everyone looks like they could possibly be muggers. It is has been rated the slowest train in the system by many reports, and it is true. In fact, one of the most valid jokes I have ever heard about it is " See, the G train is a hypothetical train".

The Clinton-Washington stop is my home too.

The G train is one of the only lines, along with the C and E, that along its length is entirely in the Independent system, the portion of the subway built by the city in the early 30s. It is almost entirely cut-and-cover construction, except for the portion under Newtown creek separating Brooklyn and Queens, and the brief elevated portion over the Gawanus Canal.

It was built as the 'Crosstown line' originally from the Queens Boulevard line and along its present route through Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, downtown Brooklyn, Caroll Gardens, over the Gawanus Canal, through Park Slope, and on to Church Avenue. The portion from downtown Brooklyn to Church avenue later became and is currently used primarily for Manhattan service through Jay street (the F train) but the G still runs part of the way and terminates and Smith/9th. The elevated portion over the Gawanus Canal is the only elevated porion of the IND as originally built, and Smith/9th is the highest station on the system, offering a magnificent view of downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The G currently runs exclusively R44-46 rolling stock, a car order from the early 70s of tastefully appointed 75' cars. It is currently the only line that runs short trains at most times. There are plans to scale back service on the Queens end to Court Square and end the Queens Boulevard portion of the service.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.