F train changes on their way
Brooklyn F train riders: savor normal service while you can.
In 2011, the Smith-9th Street station will be closed for nine months because of construction, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority documents.
To get to that station, riders will have to get off the train and take a shuttle bus from the previous stop.
Also, straphangers that use the 15th Street and Fort Hamilton stations to go north will actually have to travel south to the Church Avenue station to grab a northbound train.
It will take some adjusting to, said Craig Hammerman, Brooklyn Community Board 6 district manager.
The MTA is renovating the Culver Viaduct, an 80-year-old cement structure that carries the F and G lines past the Gowanus Canal. The MTA board is likely to approve a $179 million contract today for the four-year project.The MTA is replacing the tracks, signals and concrete on the crumbling viaduct that stands at the highest point in the subway system. The agency said it will consider returning express service on the F line - long discontinued - once work concludes in the winter of 2013.