MTA to Host First of Four L Train Open Houses Tonight (3/7)
The MTA is hosting the first of four open houses focused on the L train tonight (3/7) at Our Lady of Guadalupe St. Bernard at 328 W 14 St. in Manhattan from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The other three open houses are also scheduled from 6-8 p.m.:
- Wednesday, March 13: Williamsburg Northside School, 299 N 7th St.
- Tuesday, March 19: Grand Street Campus High School, 850 Grand St.
- Monday, April 8: 14th St Y, 344 E 14 St.
The L train is currently undergoing service disruptions on nights and weekends through March 18, and while a night and weekend repair schedule is expected to be implemented for approximately 15 to 18 months during repairs scheduled to start this spring, a final plan has yet to be approved.
From the MTA:
Since the revised approach to the Project’s tunnel rehabilitation work was announced in early January, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been working on a revised construction schedule and a new service plan to accommodate any impacted customers. MTA leadership, joined by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), met with elected officials, community board leadership and advocates on February 13 and 14 about these updates, and today, MTA is inviting the community to join them at a series of open houses to continue discussions about this plan and get more information.
Starting in March, customers can meet with MTA team members at any of four open houses, or on subway platforms and in train cars. There, customers can get information on:
- Updates on the proposed construction approach and progress on other elements staying the same, such as the new elevators at Bedford Av, 1 Av and 14 St-6 Av ( platform) stations
- The new proposed service plan
- One-on-one trip planning help with MTA team members
- Other service elements to help navigate the changes, such as how to know which train to board
Additionally, NYC DOT will be present at the open houses to review planned street treatments.
“The revised approach to the Project would be massively better for our customers, the vast majority of which won’t experience changes in services,” said Veronique Hakim, Managing Director, MTA. “We’ve also worked hard to come up with a plan focused on giving customers other options in addition to the during the weeknights and weekend times. We have a plan for extra subway and bus service, free transfers, and more so customers can pick the best option for them. We’re looking forward to meeting customers to help them plan ahead with the right tools and information at our upcoming open houses.”
In addition to the plans for the Project, MTA New York City Transit and NYC DOT team members will also be available at the open houses to discuss the newly proposed M14 Select Bus Service.