The MTA said in a press release that 100 percent of riders during high ridership hours will have full service under the revised approach to L train repairs. Also, added transit options such as more G, 7 and M service, new Williamsburg Link buses and free transfers will benefit evening and weekend riders. Starting in March, the MTA will be holding open houses with the community to discuss the plan.
In early January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he was halting the 15-month L train shutdown set for April, calling for a new tunnel design that would coincide with night and weekend work for 15 to 20 months, and saying that he and the MTA have agreed on a new design that has never before been used in the U.S. and will mean that it “will not be necessary to close the L Train tunnel at all.”
MTA leadership and New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) met with elected officials, community board leadership and advocates this month. The MTA is inviting the community to attend a series of open houses to get more information and to keep the discussions going. Beginning in March, customers can meet with MTA at any of four open houses, or, according to the MTA, “on subway platforms and in train cars,” to find out more about construction updates, new elevators, planned street treatments and anything else about the new subway service plan.
The open houses are scheduled in Brooklyn and Manhattan on the following dates from 6-8 P.M. in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Thursday, March 7: Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard, 328 W14 St (btw 8th and 9th Aves)
Wednesday, March 13: Williamsburg Northside School, 299 N7th St (at Meeker Ave)
Tuesday, March 19: Grand Street Campus High School, 850 Grand St (btw Bushwick Ave & Waterbury St)
Monday, April 8: 14th St Y, 344 E14 St (btw 1st & 2nd Aves)
You can find more information and updates here.
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