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NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Some major service changes on the L subway train line began Friday, April 26. The MTA and its contractors will be carrying out a massive overhaul on the Canarsie Tunnel, which was badly damaged in Superstorm Sandy.
The good news: The so-called L-pocalypse, or full shutdown, that the MTA originally planned was averted. The bad news: Riding the L on nights and weekends will not be easy.
The repair work is expected to take 15 to 18 months but the MTA is offering incentives for early completion.
Here is what you need to know about L service:
- 5 a.m.–8 p.m. Regular service
- 8 p.m.–10 p.m. Service ramps down
- 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Reduced service (every 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, every 10 minutes within Brooklyn)
- 1:30 a.m.–5 a.m. Regular overnight service (every 20 minutes)
- 6 a.m.–1:30 a.m. Reduced service (every 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, every 10 minutes within Brooklyn)
- 1:30 a.m.–6 a.m. Regular overnight service (every 20 minutes)
Here is what the MTA is doing to mitigate:
- Enhanced M, G, 7 subway service
- Enhanced M14 A/D bus service
- New Williamsburg Link bus service (B91, B92), which connects commuters at the Bedford Avenue stop on the L, the Metropolitan Avenue/Lorimer Street stop on the L and G, and the Marcy Avenue stop on the J and M