The L Train Won’t Be Running To Bushwick On Weekends Until Late October

09/12/2013 10:37 AM |

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Just a quick, shitty update for just about anyone who goes anywhere in North Brooklyn on the weekends: before the MTA gives us more L service on the weekends, they’ll be shutting it down pretty dramatically, closing service between Lorimer and Myrtle-Wyckoff on the weekends through mid-October for a “track tie renewal project.”

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Gothamist reports that the outages will start this weekend (from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday) and continue through the weekend of October 11th. So start bracing now for the shuttle bus, a long walk from the J, or dropping extra cash on car services for the next month. Or, I guess, just not going to Bushwick (or even parts of Williamsburg)? Stranger things have happened.

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3 Comment

  • The main problem with this is that the MTA has failed to mitigate the outage. They haven’t been operating the M to midtown — which could do wonders for relieving congestion on the shuttles. They haven’t provided enough shuttle buses at station points, and absolutely too few shuttles to service stations in between. They have fumbled this so badly they haven’t even managed road traffic at the corners of Union and Metropolitan or Metropolitan and Lorimer so that even traffic is backing up through north Brooklyn while buses try to navigate through here.

    The bottom line is the MTA has handled this service interruption with the grace of a porcupine in a balloon factory.

  • but the balloons in the balloon factory aren’t inflated yet

  • Just when I was started to get all excited about it being the last weekend of shuttle buses….

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no.