MTA weighs commuter options during L train repairs

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The MTA is weighing a range of alternatives for straphangers during the L train shutdown, which is set to begin in April 2019.

More than 225,000 people use the line between Manhattan and Brooklyn each day.

The MTA announced plans to bring shuttle bus service across the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan.

Another alternative will be a ferry between East 20th Street in Manhattan to North 6th Street in Williamsburg.

The MTA is expecting to release its final service plan this winter after more community input.

The Canarsie tunnel will be closed for 15 months to make repairs due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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