Amid looming curiosity about decisions made by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Brooklyn riders are getting a jolt of hope as plans to restore express service to the F train are being released. According to a recent article, the expansive transportation system will run the express F train this summer for a limited time before they ultimately make the permanent change next summer.
In a statement by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, he illuminates the thought process behind the new plan while offering insight into what the future should hold in order to make the transportation system most effective.
“The MTA’s newly announced proposal, which was made outside of consultation with local representatives and impacted straphangers, seeks to pit Brooklynite against Brooklynite in a fight for quality transportation. There are critical transportation needs in southern Brooklyn just as there are along the Brownstone Belt, and the increased ridership along the F line necessitates real investment beyond this limited plan, including bus and ferry service that has yet to be equitably expanded to all parts of our borough.
The plan is calling for half of the trains to run express between Jay Street–MetroTech and Church Avenue during peak morning and evening rush times. For some, the new service could reduce their travel time in both directions however for others, who rely on the local train, it may mean longer wait times at the stations.