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L-train replacement service may not be enough, subway riders fear

May 17, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
L train commuters work their way across a crowded subway platform. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
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With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, many riders are questioning whether MTA’s plans for make-up service are enough. During a town hall meeting on Wednesday, when pressed about how many J and M trains can run over the Williamsburg Bridge as an alternative to L service, Peter Cafiero, chief of operations for MTA, said 24 trains an hour, according to the Village Voice.

However, this is only three more trains per hour than currently traverse the bridge. While this would carry approximately 6,000 more riders per hour across the bridge, the Voice said, the L train carries 24,100 riders under the East River. In addition, while MTA is beefing up service on the G train, riders would still have to transfer to Manhattan-bound trains at the Queens end and could overwhelm those lines.

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