New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering a proposal to restore express service along the F train line in Brooklyn in the fall of 2017. Proposed express service in the morning peak hours will run local from Coney Island / Stillwell Ave to Church Ave, then express to 7th Ave, and after that to Jay St. The evening commute will feature the same service in the reverse direction.
In test runs conducted by the MTA, express trains saved seven minutes in northbound service and six minutes in southbound service. For Brooklyn commuters accustomed to some of the longest trips on the entire system without an express or skip-stop option, the express F service will bring welcome relief.
The Benefits to F Express Service
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.
The bottom line: F express service would result in the single largest end-to-end running time savings of any express train in New York City.
Currently, F trains encounter frequent delays as they await terminating G trains discharging at Church Avenue. With the addition of express service utilizing the additional track, southbound express F train service would avoid these delays.