NYC-NJ Metro Area: L Train Changes

October 25, 2018

    Additional Service for 2019 L Train Tunnel Reconstruction

    L train riders in search of additional alternative service options during next year’s L Tunnel reconstruction project got some encouraging news this week.

    The alternate subway service changes during the l tunnel reconstruction project will be implemented in April 2019, along with the enhanced bus and ferry service as developed in close collaboration with NYCDOT and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

    The subway service changes announced today are as follows:


    Subway LineChanges
    g66 additional roundtrips;

    Some peak trips extend to 18 Av;

    Some peak trips run between Court Sq-23 St and Bedford-Nostrand Avs

    m62 additional roundtrips;

    Increased peak-hour service;

    Overnight service extends to 96 St-2 Av

    jz16 additional roundtrips;

    Trains make all stops between Bway Junction and Marcy Av;

    Peak-hour skip-stop service between Jamaica Center and Bway Junction only

    e26 additional roundtrips
    f12 additional roundtrips
    a2 additional roundtrips
    rA maximum of 3 fewer r roundtrips to accommodate more peak-hour m service between Queens and Manhattan;

    Queens Blvd line customers will see a net increase in train frequency;

    Brooklyn r customers traveling to Manhattan during AM peak hours and Manhattan r customers traveling to Brooklyn during PM peak hours will not be affected

    714 additional roundtrips
    l88 fewer roundtrips;

    Service will run at all Brooklyn stations but not in Manhattan



    Subway LineChanges
    m26 additional Saturday roundtrips;

    31 additional Sunday roundtrips;

    Weekend service extends to 96 St-2 Av

    g16 additional Saturday roundtrips;

    8 additional Sunday roundtrips

    j2 additional Saturday roundtrips;

    6 additional Sunday roundtrips

    f1 additional Saturday roundtrip;

    2 additional Sunday roundtrips

    e1 additional Saturday roundtrip;

    1 additional Sunday roundtrip

    l90 fewer Saturday roundtrips;

    53 fewer Sunday roundtrips;

    Service will run at all Brooklyn stations but not in Manhattan


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