Straphanger advocacy group braces for 2019 L train shutdown

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WILLIAMSBURG -

As the city and its surrounding suburbs face a transportation "Summer of Hell,"  subway rider advocacy groups are demanding answers well ahead of a planned L train service suspension in 2019.

Transportation officials say the line will close for 15 months for repairs.

Representatives for the straphanger group Riders Alliance say that getting concrete bus route plans from the DOT and MTA is their top priority.

They also sought answers about the potential for new bus lanes to alleviate traffic concerns.

About 400,000 people ride the L train daily.

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