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Press Release
June 7, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Enhanced Service on the M and G Lines Starts Sunday
M Trains Extended to Delancey-Essex Sts Starting Sunday and Extra G Train Service Starts Monday
MTA New York City Transit reminds customers that starting Sunday, June 8, M train service will be extended to Delancey St- Essex St.  M trains will operate between Metropolitan Av in Queens and Delancey St-Essex St in Manhattan, providing additional service at Flushing Av, Lorimer St, Hewes St, and Marcy Av with a new weekend transfer between the F and M available at Delancey St/Essex St.
Additionally, starting Monday, June 9, weekday service on the G line between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. will be increased  with trains operating every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.  This added service will address increased ridership and demand along a growing corridor between Brooklyn and Queens.
To celebrate the added service on weekends on the M line to Manhattan, customers will be able to catch a ride on the classic R1/9 class museum train today.  This nostalgia special is made up of subway cars in service from the 1930s to the 1970s.  Their ceiling fans, padded seats, and incandescent light bulbs were state-of-the-art when these cars were first placed in service.  The last of the cars were removed from service more than 35 years ago and replaced by the stainless steel, climate-controlled trains that our customers have become accustomed to today. The R1/9 museum train will be running from Metropolitan Av to Delancey St- Essex St today until 5p.m to jumpstart the added weekend service into Manhattan that starts officially on tomorrow.
The most up-to-date information on MTA service status is always available at www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, sign up for email or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. For weekend subway service changes, visit www.mta.info/weekender.