Residents of South Brooklyn currently take over forty-five minutes to reach Midtown Manhattan will see significant reductions in their commutes. The MTA estimates that many commuters who currently avoid the F train because of slow service, despite it being the closest local option, will opt to use the line once express service is restored.
Restored express service will result in a significantly faster overall commute for residents, with over 166,000 hours saved annually, and it will help Brooklyn-based businesses better attract tourists and customers.
Currently, F trains encounter frequent delays because of congestion from G trains at Church Avenue. With the addition of express service utilizing the additional track, southbound express F train service would avoid these delays.
Commuters who live along local stations will experience trains with far less crowding at peak hours. Local trains that previously reached over 60% of the MTA’s maximum crowding guidelines at the Carroll St station, for instance, will now carry fewer than 50% of the guideline’s recommended maximum passenger load.
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What Leaders are Saying
The community of Coney Island is in distress because of the lack of express train service - causing residents to have some of the longest commute times in New York. Implementing the F express line would be greatly beneficial to the families of South Brooklyn.
Not only will the F express greatly improve service for commuters on that train, it will relieve crowding on the neighboring B and Q lines that are used daily by thousands of my constituents. Restored F Express service is a win-win for Brooklyn residents.
Our organization knows firsthand how taxing daily long commutes are on our community's workers and their families. Reinstalling the F-Express service would significantly increase people’s access to employment opportunity, higher education, and routine health care. It would enhance our quality of life, including those seeking to maintain freedom of mobility as they age.