Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Open house! MTA officials will explain what's happening during the L-train non-shutdown

Tomorrow night marks the first of four MTA open houses organized to provide subway riders with details on the upcoming L-train repairs.

Per the MTA L-train website:

Starting in March, customers can meet with MTA team members at any of four open houses, or on subway platforms and in train cars. There, customers can get information on:

• Updates on the proposed construction approach and progress on other elements staying the same, such as the new elevators at Bedford Avenue, First Avenue and 14 Street/Sixth Avenue (L platform) Stations
• The new proposed service plan
• One-on-one trip planning help with MTA team members
• Other service elements to help navigate the changes, such as how to know which train to board. Additionally, NYC DOT will be present at the open houses to review planned street treatments.

And the four open houses are scheduled in Brooklyn and Manhattan:

• March 7 — Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 328 W. 14 St. between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue
• March 13 — Williamsburg Northside School, 299 N. Seventh St. at Meeker Avenue
• March 19 — Grand Street Campus High School, 850 Grand St. between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury
• April 8 — 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14 St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue

The open houses are scheduled between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

While Gov. Cuomo helped avoid a full shutdown, the repairs to the Sandy-damaged L tubes between Manhattan and Brooklyn will still be a major disruption.

During the rehab starting in late April, the MTA will reduce L-train service to 20-minute waits on weeknights and weekends — from Bedford Avenue through Manhattan — with reductions in service beginning as early as 8 p.m. on weeknights.

And there's still no word if the First Avenue and Third Avenue stops will be "exit-only" stations.

The MTA posted the latest L-train rehab proposal at this link (PDF!).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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