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Thousands Of Brooklynites Fighting To Save G Train Extension

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G Train (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The fight to save the G Train extension continues, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hearing from thousands of Brooklynites.

For the past three years, the G Train has been serving five extra stations in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. But once it finishes construction on the Culver Viaduct, the MTA is planning to end the line at Smith-9th Street, the original termination point.

On Wednesday, a petition to keep the extension was dropped of at MTA headquarters.

“11,000 signatures is nothing to sneeze at,” city comptroller John Liu said in a speech in front of supporters on Wednesday. “And it shows how strong the public interest is in keeping the G Train open and as full as possible.”

The Working Families Party delivered the petition as part of a national day of action against transit issues.

Have you signed this petition to save the G Train extension? And if not, would you? Share your comments below…

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