Are you ready for reduced L train service this week?
Though the full L train shutdown is no longer in the works, straphangers will still see partial service shutdowns overnight on the L line as part of continued track replacement work that was first announced back in October.
From Monday Jan. 28 to Friday Feb. 1 this week, weeknight service changes will impact the L line from 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the MTA.
During that time, no L trains will run on the tracks between Broadway Junction in Brooklyn and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. Straphangers will instead have to take the M14 and free shuttle buses along that route.
L train service will also be suspended between those same stations for the entire upcoming weekend, beginning 10:45 p.m. Friday. L trains are expected to resume service 5 a.m. Monday.
“We’re keeping our commitment to perform the track, switch and signal replacement work that was always part of the L Project, started months ago, and will improve reliability on the line both while the tunnel is being rehabilitated as well as far into the future after the project is done,” MTA spokesman Shams Tarek said in a statement.
L train service disruptions alternate transit
During that overnight and weekend L train work, the MTA will increase M14 bus service in Manhattan and run shuttle buses.
For the weeknight work, buses will run on two routes: between Broadway Junction and Lorimer Street, making all L train stops and connecting riders with the J train at Marcy Ave., and then a loop bus that serves Marcy Ave. and Hewes Street to connect riders to the J, Broadway for the G train and Lorimer Street and Bedford Ave.
For the weekend L train service disruptions, the MTA will deploy buses on three routes making L station stops in Brooklyn. One route will run between Broadway Junction and Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues for M train connections. Another will run between Myrtle-Wyckoff and Lorimer Street (Metropolitan Ave.) connecting to the M and G lines. The third will be that same loop bus connecting the L train’s Lorimer and Bedford stops with Marcy Ave., Hewes Street and Broadway.