MTA to cut more overnight service on the L train in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
July 15, 2019 - 8:07 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The MTA will be cutting overnight service on the L train between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction for the next three weeks.

In order to perform key work, MTA officials said they need full access to that portion of track as a part of the larger L train project, including connecting new electric substations.

The closures will begin on Tuesday, July 16, and will run from midnight to 5 a.m. until Sunday, August 4.

Overnight closures will also be in effect from Monday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 29, the first weekend in October, and each weekend in January.

Currently, the L has been running with reduced overnight service since April, with trains running every 20 minutes between Manhattan and Brooklyn and trains running every 10 minutes within Brooklyn.

“This station improvement, accessibility and power upgrade work will benefit L riders for decades to come," said MTA spokesman Shams Tarek, who said shuttle buses will run “almost constantly between the affected stations.”

MTA officials say riders looking to travel overnight between Lorimer St. and Broadway Junction should seek alternate routes or use one of the agency’s free shuttle buses.

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