They say when one door closes, another one opens—and in this case, those doors are on the L train. As the MTA prepares to replace damaged viaducts along the M line at the Myrtle Avenue stop in Bushwick, the agency will increase service along the L to offset the effects of construction. According to the MTA, the service change will cost about $1.7 million.
In a letter to New York State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (whose district includes neighborhoods that would be affected by these changes, including Williamsburg), the MTA outlined three key changes to the L schedule, due to begin next spring:
There will be an additional 11 weekday round trips on the L line between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday service will add an additional 12 L line round trips between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays will gain an additional 27 round trips on the L line between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.