Pols call for shuttle buses along L and G lines, but MTA says it would be 'very difficult'
As service to much of the subway system is slowly restored, the L and G trains remained severely hobbled or completely suspended, and some pols are demanding more action from the MTA.
The agency yesterday called both lines top priorities, but as of last night the L was running only from Rockaway Parkway to Broadway Junction, and the G wasn't running at all.
Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) suggested that the MTA provide shuttle buses until service is restored.
"It would be wonderful if the MTA could provide temporary shuttle service along the L and G subway lines until full service is restored," she reportedly said. "Although the G train does not extend to Manhattan, it is a vital subway line in parts of the 35th District."
The MTA said that implementing the shuttles would be very difficult and offer little reward.
MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz declined to give a timetable for when service would be fully restored.