New L Train Closures Coming in September
The L train will not run between Broadway Junction in Brooklyn and 8th Avenue in Manhattan beginning at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, September 13th and ending the following Monday (September 16th) at 5 a.m., the MTA announced on Wednesday.
The new closures are related to an escalator installation at the Union Square subway station and are not to be confused with the regularly scheduled closures that are a result of the Canarsie Tunnel repairs.
While specific dates have not been revealed, the MTA will also end L train service at Union Square for a minimum of three weeks and as many as five weeks during October and November. During this time, the L train “will run every 20 minutes between Union Square and Lorimer St as normal, and will run every 10 minutes between Lorimer St and Canarsie-Rockway Pkwy,” according to the MTA’s L Project website.
For the third L train service modification to keep track of, from Monday, September 23rd, to Friday, September 27th, and
Monday, September 30th to Friday, October 4th, the L train will run every 20 minutes between 8th Avenue and Rockaway Parkway from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. From 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. service will operate every 20 minutes between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street and between Broadway Junction and Lorimer Street.
The repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel are expected to be completed in summer 2020.