Saturday, February 15, 2020
For now, both entrances to the 1st Avenue L-train station are located at Avenue A
The L train's new Avenue A north entrance — for Eighth Avenue-bound commuters — opened this past Monday.
For the next few months, you'll need to use the Avenue A entrances for all L-train action. (The Brooklyn-bound side arrived this past Nov. 4 at Avenue A.)
This morning, workers boarded up the north entrance at First Avenue.
This side is expected to be closed for repairs until May.
The south side entrance at First Avenue is expected to reopen in April...
Once the MTA complete the First Avenue entrances, the ones at Avenue A will close again so workers can add the finishing touches. No word just yet from the MTA about when all four entrances — two at First Avenue and two at Avenue A — will all be accessible at the same time.
When all the construction is wrapped up, the revamped 14th Street First Avenue station will have four entrances — including the two on either side of 14th Street at Avenue A as well as two new platform-to-street ADA elevators that will be ready for use this summer. (Find more details on this MTA advisory.)