Looks like there’s some more daunting news regarding the L Train and unfortunately it’s already happening…
Due to the massive repairs taking place on the Canarsie Tunnel, the L Train has consistently been making headlines over the past year for its planned “slowdown” that kicked off this April and will continue to unfold over the next 15 to 18 months. Although the first weekend got off to a shaky start, it seems like the MTA managed to pull through and keep the expected disaster of the slowdown relatively minimal. However, before anyone starts any premature celebrations, it looks like the recent announced cut to the L Train’s overnight service between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn, will inconvenience many commuters.
For the remainder of July, limited service will start from 10pm to midnight as trains are scheduled every 20 minutes between Eighth Avenue and Rockaway Parkway and will stop running entirely from midnight to 5am on weeknights. As for the weekends, trains between Lorimer and Broadway will be cut, and will only run every 20 minutes between Eighth Avenue and Lorimer Street and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. After the end of this month, the MTA have said that similar cuts will happen in September, October and in January.
For the commuters out there stressing about how they’ll get around the next three weeks, the good news is that the MTA are providing regularly scheduled shuttle buses between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction.
Find more information regarding the L Train Project here.
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