L train disruptions for overnight and weekend travelers are beginning Monday and are expected to last through March.
From Monday until March 18, L trains will not run between Broadway Junction and 8 Avenue weeknights from 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The MTA recommends overnight travelers do the following:
- Between Broadway Junction and Lorimer Street, connecting with Marcy Av J subway
- Loop between Marcy Av J, Hewes Street J, Broadway G, Lorimer Street-Metropolitan Avenue G, and Bedford Avenue
Weekend closures will also take effect on and off starting Feb. 1 and lasting through March 18, from 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday
The following timetables for weekend closures were announced on MTA’s website:
- Feb. 1 to 4
- Feb. 8 to 11
- Feb. 15 to 19
- Feb. 22 to 25
- March 1 to 4
- March 8 to 11
- March 15 to 18
The MTA recommends weekend L train travelers to do the following:
If you’re traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn, you can take special weekend M service, A or C trains and free shuttle buses. M trains will operate to and from 96 St Q station in Manhattan. To connect with the A, C and M trains, as well as free shuttle buses for service in Brooklyn, you can use Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues and Broadway Junction stations.
If you’re traveling in Brooklyn, the L will operate between Broadway Junction and Canarsie Rockaway Pkwy. We’ll also be running three shuttle bus routes making stops at all L stations between Bedford Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues:
- Between Broadway Junction A, C, J and Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues M
- Between Myrtle-Wyckoff avenues M and Lorimer Street (Metropolitan Avenue G)
- Loop bus stopping at Marcy Avenue JM, Hewes Street JM, Broadway G, Lorimer Street (Metropolitan Avenue G) and Bedford Avenue
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently scrapped a plan that would have shuttered the L train for 15 months while crews worked to repair tunnel damage caused by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. He revealed a last-minute plan in December that would let crews work on the tunnel during nights and weekends. That plan will allow the trains to keep running amid the tunnel repairs.