MTA to cut service on L Train for 15 weekends to prepare for shutdown

August 7, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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The MTA plans to cut service on the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn during 15 weekends to prepare for the line’s 15-month shutdown beginning next spring. Transit workers will install signal adjustments to make it easier for trains to turn back east at Bedford Avenue once the shutdown goes into effect.

Westbound service will terminate at Bedford Avenue every weekend in October, the second and third weekends in November, every weekend in February, the first three weekends in March and the weekend of April 13-14, according to Patch.

“Our crews are working hard on track and signal infrastructure during periods of lower ridership so that while the L train tunnel is reconstructed and we run in Brooklyn only next year, it’s the most reliable service we can deliver,”  Andy Byford, the president of MTA New York City Transit Authority, said in a statement. 

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While the L train’s 15-month shutdown is expected to begin in April, officials have yet to release an exact date, Patch reported. 

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