A Funeral for the G Train

NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign is working alongside State Assembly Members Joseph Lentol and Hakeem Jeffriesto hold a mock funeral for the G train on Tuesday. Budget issues have cut the G train's service route in half, forcing it to terminate at Court Square, instead of the part-time route to Forest Hills-71st Avenue as usual. 

The funeral starts at 10:30 a.m. inside the paid entrance. We don't have word on whether gifts are recommended, but perhaps attendees can honor the train by asking local officials to reconsider. 

Despite the funeral, the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the changes aren't all that shocking, writing, "Even though it is supposed to go to Forest Hills nights and weekends, temporary service cuts often scale it back to Court Square anyway. I used to live on that line, and I can count on two hands the number of times I saw this (trains going to Forest Hills) happen,” said Amy Cleary, an aide to Assemblyman Joe Lentol.

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