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Another L-Train Shut-Down is Coming In May …This Time It’s 4 Days Long

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Another L-Train Shut-Down is Coming In May …This Time It’s 4 Days Long

Before you get over this weekends L-train-shutdown, be prepared for a 4-day practice run for the L-train-pocalypse later this month! 

Complaining about the MTA is about as New York as one dollar slices and dirty-water dogs. When they announced that they were shutting the train down for 15 months in April of 2019, well, they just went ahead and made it that much easier.

This recent spate of shutdowns this may are to give contractors a chance to begin preparing for the infamous L-train-pocalypse we’ve all been dreading. Mercifully it’s a whole 3 months less than we originally thought, right?

More on the shutdown:
♦ The L-Train Shutdown Will Be Shorter And Start Later Than Than You Thought
♦ Do You Want To Know How Screwed You’ll Be When The L-Train Shuts Down? Check This Tool!
♦ These Yelp Reviews Of The L Train Are Hilarious And Brutally Honest

The next shutdown will happen on Memorial Day weekend, starting at 12:01 on May 27, and through to 5 am on Tuesday, May 30.  The train will be closed between Broadway Junction and 8th Avenue. Those aren’t the only closures this month either. The line will be closed between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction overnight from May 23 to May 26, and from May 31 to June 2, between 12:01 to 5 am.

The preparation for the work that is causing these shutdowns probably has a lot to do with our 3-month reprieve to the actual shutdown, so we can be thankful for that. The repairs, that will fix a whole range of issues caused by hurricane sandy, are a necessary evil being undertaken by our underfunded, thinly stretched, transport authority. It’s a thankless job, but someone has to do it.

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