G, R trains to shut down for Sandy repairs

G, R trains to shut down for Sandy repairs

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Straphangers who rely on the G and R subway lines to get around town will need to find alternate transportation starting as early as July.

Beginning next weekend, there will be no G train service between Brooklyn and Queens for 12 weekends.

Workers will be repairing the Greenpoint tunnel damaged by superstorm Sandy and thus impacting G line service.

Plans are in place to resume repairs for five weeks in 2014.

Also, starting in August, no R trains will run between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 14 months as crews work to repair the Montague street tunnel.

Approximately 65,000 riders use the R train.

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