Second L Train Open House is Wednesday (3/13) in Williamsburg

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The MTA is hosting its second L train open house tomorrow (3/13) at the Williamsburg Northside School (299 N. 7th St.) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Two additional L train open house sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19: Grand Street Campus High School, (850 Grand St.), and on Monday, April 8: (14th St. Y), 344 E 14 St.

The current L train reconstruction plan is thin on finalized details, but a night and weekend repair schedule beginning April 26th where the L train runs in 20-minute increments between Manhattan and Brooklyn is expected. To help mitigate the problem, the MTA would like L train commuters to reconsider their station:

If you use the Bedford Av or Lorimer St L stations, considering starting your trip at your closest M or G station. You can also take one of the new Williamsburg Link buses to get to the M and G lines.

Between DeKalb Av and Lorimer St, consider starting your trip at your closest M station. You might also consider taking the G and switching to the 7 line at Court Sq.

From the Bushwick Av-Aberdeen St L station to Myrtle Wyckoff Avs, transfer to the M line at Myrtle-Wyckoff for service into Manhattan.

Between Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction, consider transferring to the A, C, or J lines at Broadway Junction.

If you take the L from a station between Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy and Livonia Av, you can also consider transferring for free with your MetroCard to the 3 line at Junius St.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposed that NYC take control of the subway from the MTA, and that doesn’t sound crazy considering that the Bedford Avenue L station is already inundated with potentially toxic dust and the MTA couldn’t even manage to send a single ‘top-level’ rep to the first L train open house, as Gothamist reports:

The MTA’s first open house on the new L train plan, held Thursday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on 14th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, did little to change the community’s mind. Not a single top-level MTA official showed up to the event, including MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim, who is overseeing the new L train plan, or New York City Transit President Andy Byford, who’d previously attended nearly every town hall on the project, but is rumored to have been sidelined by Cuomo’s meddling.

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