L train service changes officially take effect

Posted: Updated:
WILLIAMSBURG -

Saturday marked the first full day of service changes due to the L train project.

The Bedford station started to see larger crowds on the platform because the trains are running less frequently as repairs are underway.

The biggest impact will be on the Manhattan-bound trains from the Lorimer and Bedford stops.

WHAT THE L? Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

From now until the summer of 2020, service will be been reduced to one train every 20 minutes between Bedford Avenue and Manhattan on nights and weekends.

Trains running in Brooklyn between Lorimer and the Rockaway parkway stop will run every 10 minutes.

Anyone trying to get into Manhattan is advised to take alternate trains or buses.

The MTA announced that while the project is taking place they're increasing service on the M, G and 7 trains and are also adding two special Williamsburg link bus routes to give commuters more options to get around.

MORE: DOT closes Manhattan’s 14th Street to cars amid L train project work

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."