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L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

How many New Yorkers were late to work today because of the @MTA and the #Ltrain? I’ve never seen it this bad before and this was Friday morning rush hour—not evening hours or on the weekend. pic.twitter.com/ybL041EiBP—...

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

Good morning, Williamsburg! (Courtesy of Ellie Rountree) After the L train's meltdown on Friday morning, the line went into its regularly scheduled weekend of reduced service for tunnel work, only to return with another round of...

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

Subway survivors during the first week of the L train slowdown. (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) The L train will be right with you, please hold. Keep holding. We're fixing it, really. We're right on top of that, Rose....

Florida Man Accused Of Killing Miami Senior With Sword Arrested On The L Train

Florida Man Accused Of Killing Miami Senior With Sword Arrested On The L Train

Nicholas Brent Gibson. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) A Miami man suspected of a grisly sword slaying rode the NYC subway on Sunday morning, and ran into local law enforcement when he stepped off the L...

In L-ternative Universe, Subway Riders M-iserable

In L-ternative Universe, Subway Riders M-iserable

Riders found themselves trapped on M trains last night; meanwhile, this morning’s commute was beset by an "earlier problem" (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) With the L train nights and weekends slowdown now in full swing, the MTA is...

First Monday Of L Train Slowdown Gets Off To A Slow Start

First Monday Of L Train Slowdown Gets Off To A Slow Start

At Bedford Avenue, some riders had to wait 36 minutes for a train at around 6:30 a.m. (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) On Monday at 5 a.m, L train service was supposed to return to normal after the first...

Smoother Sailing For L Train Riders On Sunday, As Many Find Other Routes

Smoother Sailing For L Train Riders On Sunday, As Many Find Other Routesgallery

From a grueling start on Friday night to a cooling ambivalence on Saturday, the L train slowdown seemed to lock into rhythm on Sunday, with 20-minute headways mostly behaving themselves and customers generally over the initial shock....

Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?

Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?gallery

If the first few hours of the L train slowdown were marked by eye-popping wait times and serious overcrowding, by Saturday afternoon the MTA had mostly recovered. As promised, trains were running every 20 minutes or...

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waits

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waitsgallery

The L train slowdown stumbled out of the gate on Friday night, kicking off drastic reductions in nights and weekend service with a performance that left many riders confused, frustrated and convinced the next 15-18 months will...

How To Get Around NYC During The L Train Slowdown

How To Get Around NYC During The L Train Slowdown

The arc of an L Train repair is long, but it bends toward chaos (courtesy of Billy Devine) We've come a long way, haven't we? Since learning, over three years ago, that Superstorm Sandy damage to...

L Train Riders In East Brooklyn Expect A Long Commute To Get Even Longer

L Train Riders In East Brooklyn Expect A Long Commute To Get Even Longer

(Shumita Basu / Gothamist / WNYC) After many months of fanfare and confusion, construction on the Sandy-damaged L train tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan is scheduled to start Friday evening. The MTA says riders should expect...

City Will Ban Most Private Traffic On 14th Street During L Train Slowdown

City Will Ban Most Private Traffic On 14th Street During L Train Slowdown

(Gothamist) On second thought, Mayor Bill de Blasio will ban private vehicles on 14th Street, following mounting concerns about overcrowding and crosstown congestion from advocates, transit riders, the Manhattan Borough President and even the MTA. In...

Hypnotic Animated Video Shows How L Train Slowdown Will 'Work'

Hypnotic Animated Video Shows How L Train Slowdown Will 'Work'

(New York City Transit/Twitter) Back in January, when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was cancelling the L train shutdown in favor of a new plan developed by academics and prompted by a rogue lapel-tugger, the...

MTA Reveals New Subway Map For Impending L Train Nights & Weekends Shutdown

MTA Reveals New Subway Map For Impending L Train Nights & Weekends Shutdown

(MTA) Back in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the L train wouldn't need to be completely shut down for 15 months between Brooklyn and Manhattan—the Sandy-related repairs on the tunnel could be done with the...

Bushwick & Williamsburg: Here Are Your New Citi Bike Stations

Bushwick & Williamsburg: Here Are Your New Citi Bike Stations

A brand spankin' new Citi Bike station at White Street and Moore Street (Courtesy of Chris O'Leary) For much of the last two years, Brooklyn's cyclist community has worked alongside the Department of Transportation on strategies...

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

(Marianne O'Leary / Flickr) An unidentified person was struck and killed by an L train in Manhattan this evening, according to the MTA. The incident happened at the 1st Avenue L stop shortly before 5:30 p.m.,...

MTA Says New L Train Plan Has Been Transparent Because You Know It Exists

MTA Says New L Train Plan Has Been Transparent Because You Know It Exists

Ronnie Hakim, Pat Foye, and Andy Byford at Wednesday's press conference. (Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) With just two weeks before disruptive rehabilitation construction on the L train tunnel under the East River begins, the MTA hasn’t...

Subway Workers Sound Alarm About Air Quality During L Train Project

Subway Workers Sound Alarm About Air Quality During L Train Project

Transit workers leafletted at Bedford Avenue on Wednesday morning. (Shumita Basu) A group of transit workers are calling on the MTA to postpone its planned L train construction work—which is scheduled to start on April 26th—until...

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

MTA With the start of the revised L train project right around the corner, many commuters are anxiously wondering exactly how the suspension of service on nights and weekends is going to impact their daily life....

DOT Confirms At Least 10 New Citi Bike Docks Are Coming To Bushwick

DOT Confirms At Least 10 New Citi Bike Docks Are Coming To Bushwick

(Jen Chung/Gothamist) Ever since Governor Andrew Cuomo descended into the depths of the L train tunnel and returned with an entirely new shutdown proposal, New Yorkers have been left to guess which, if any, of the...

Straphanger Survives Face-First Fall Onto Subway Tracks

Straphanger Survives Face-First Fall Onto Subway Tracks

A man was nearly hit by an L train after falling onto the tracks in Brooklyn. (Marianne O'Leary/Flickr) A straphanger came thisclose to getting run over by an L train during Tuesday's evening rush hour, reportedly...

'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

View this post on Instagram #whathappenswhen the #LTrain is down during your #commute ☹️ A post shared by Nancy Mcgraw (@nanafanapanalan) on Mar 14, 2019 at 5:29am PDT The MTA was forced to suspend Manhattan-bound L...

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Not present last night: Andy Byford, Polly Trottenberg, or Ronnie Hakim (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) When Governor Andrew Cuomo swooped in earlier this year to cancel the full L train shutdown plan, replacing it with a new proposal to repair the tunnel...

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the MTA everything from “diabolical” to a “disgrace,” but this is the year he’s taking action. Today he unveiled a 10-point plan to “transform” the MTA, raising...

A FREAKIN RACCOON IN THE SUBWAY!!!???!!!

A FREAKIN RACCOON IN THE SUBWAY!!!???!!!

cataloupealone's flickr While some New Yorkers have accused the de Blasio administration of being in cahoots with the urban raccoon population in order to propagate a problematic pro-procyonid agenda (...stick with me here), not all politicians...

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Womangallery

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Woman

First the historic flood. Then the noxious fumes. And while we'd braced ourselves for the next L train plague to be frog-related, according to one shaken commuter, we're now at the "sky is literally falling" stage of...

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

When the MTA said "swastikas in" an L train, it reportedly meant Antifa stickers—which caused the above overcrowding scenario. (Claire Lampen/Gothamist) Subway commuters on the L line enjoyed a typically frustrating commute this morning, as Manhattan-bound...

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

What an "absolute nightmare" situation on the L train might look like (via Twitter) When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced four weeks ago that he was cancelling the full L train shutdown in favor of a new...

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

MTA fans near the Graham Avenue station (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) One week after the noxious chemical smell first began tormenting riders and workers along the L line, some commuters say the stink has worsened, and...

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

Commuters along the L line on February 6, 2019 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) The source of the nauseating L train smell that has sickened multiple riders and workers this week may be an abandoned diesel tank...

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