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G train back on track to Queens

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The MTA Thursday restored subway service on the G line between Queens and Brooklyn.

Transit officials said G trains, knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, resumed service at 8:55 a.m. on their complete route from Church Avenue in Brooklyn to Court Square in Queens.

The restoration was made possible after MTA crews worked 24 hours a day pumping water out of the Greenpoint tube under Newtown Creek.

During ongoing work to repair damage, G trains are running at no more than 10 miles an hour through the tube.

G trains are operating every 12 minutes rather than every eight minutes and running with eight cars instead of the customary four cars. Straphangers

should expect crowding and delays, the MTA said.

Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4536.

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