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Petition Circulating to Save the G Train Extension

Nearly 2000 signatures have been collected in two days

The G train is the source of a lot of complaints around these parts—trains are too infrequent, repairs are too common, and weekend service is abysmal. But when push comes to shove, it turns out that the "Brooklyn Local" has thousands of fans throughout the borough.

With the MTA considering shutting down five G train stations in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Kensington, Brooklynites have been rallying to the train's defense by signing a petition. In less than 48 hours, the petition is already well on its way to achieving its goal of 2500 signatures.

Although no Fort Greene or Clinton Hill stations are under direct threat of closure, area residents have joined in the campaign. The petition drive is been spearheaded by local District Leader Lincoln Restler.

“The G is our lifeline to so many Brooklyn neighborhoods," Restler told The Local yesterday. "The ‘Brooklyn Local’ is such an important between Park Slope and Fort Greene, especially given that the Carlton Avenue Bridge is out, and the B69 doesn’t run on weekends.” 

The five stations under threat are located between Smith and 9th Streets and Church Ave. They have been open for the past few years while the MTA repairs the Culver Viaduct.

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