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MTA May Start L Train Tunnel Shutdown In 2019gallery

MTA May Start L Train Tunnel Shutdown In 2019

The L train in its current form is not long for this world, and its clear that a lengthy shutdown—either full or partial—looms, potentially affecting riders for years. The MTA hasn't released any comprehensive plan or...

Person Struck By L Train In Williamsburg

Person Struck By L Train In Williamsburg

matt heidelberger's flickr A person was struck by the L train in Brooklyn this afternoon, halting rush hour service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The FDNY tells us the individual, whose gender has not been disclosed, was...

L Train Shutdown May Include ALL Crosstown Manhattan L Stops

L Train Shutdown May Include ALL Crosstown Manhattan L Stops

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) Additional consequences of a long-term suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan have been trickling in since January—last month we learned that the MTA will shut down sections of the M train...

Welcome To Monday! Would You Like Some L Train? Sad!

Welcome To Monday! Would You Like Some L Train? Sad!

It may not feel like anything remotely related to a distant cousin of Spring this fine April Monday, but at least some L train tracks on 3rd Avenue were basking in the cozy daffodil-yellow hell flames of...

MTA Reveals Why L Train Station Smells

MTA Reveals Why L Train Station Smells "Like A Putrid Septic Tank"

via Michael Tapp's flickr The L train station at Myrtle/Wyckoff in Bushwick has been overwhelmed with the rank smell of human waste for months, and now the MTA has finally admitted that a broken sewer pipe...

Interactive Maps Give Us A Glimpse Into The Looming L Train Shutdown

Interactive Maps Give Us A Glimpse Into The Looming L Train Shutdown

(Jim / Flickr) What will Williamsburg feel like without the L train? Forget the 300,000 New Yorkers who may live elsewhere and need it to get to work—Governor Cuomo has!—will your favorite bars and restaurants feel...

[UPDATE] Before The L Train Shuts Down, Get Ready For Months Of M Train Closures

[UPDATE] Before The L Train Shuts Down, Get Ready For Months Of M Train Closures

Courtesy missapril1956's flickr Before Williamsburg and Bushwick are forced to come to terms with a potential years-long suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, the authority has confirmed that it plans to shut down...

Why Won't The MTA Release Its Reports On The L Train Tunnel Sandy Damage?

Why Won't The MTA Release Its Reports On The L Train Tunnel Sandy Damage?

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Ever since we caught wind of a potential years-long suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Brooklyn's Community Board One has been trying to get more information...

NYPD: This Guy Groped And Grinded Against L Train Rider

NYPD: This Guy Groped And Grinded Against L Train Rider

Stefan Georgi/Flickr Police are searching for yet another alleged subway pervert, this time after a sexual assault on a Brooklyn-bound L train. According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on Wednesday, February 24th, during the evening...

L Train Advocates Demand A New Tunnel Before MTA Shuts Down Current Ones

L Train Advocates Demand A New Tunnel Before MTA Shuts Down Current Ones

(Michael Semensohn / Flickr) At its second public meeting last night, the L Train Coalition grappled with the unsavory options under consideration for the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Canarsie tube, which connects the L line to Brooklyn and...

Person Fatally Struck By L Train In Manhattan

Person Fatally Struck By L Train In Manhattan

Dan Blumenthal A person was fatally struck by an L train in Manhattan today. What is happening on the L train @ 3rd Ave? pic.twitter.com/qN6Q3umb9U— ✨caitlin✨ (@balconymuppet) February 24, 2016 FDNY officials say the incident happened...

Disruptive L Train Tunnel Work Could Take Up To Seven Years

Disruptive L Train Tunnel Work Could Take Up To Seven Years

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) The details about a looming long-term suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan are slowly becoming more of a reality, after the initial news that the Canarsie tube under the East River...

This Looming L Train Shutdown Isn't Williamsburg's First Mass Transit Panic

This Looming L Train Shutdown Isn't Williamsburg's First Mass Transit Panic

The existing Williamsburg Bridge was almost torn down in 1988 and replaced by this. (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) In 1987, the Williamsburg Bridge was in a dire state of disrepair. Its cables were corroding, the...

The MTA's Looming L Train Shutdown Has North Brooklyn Panicking

The MTA's Looming L Train Shutdown Has North Brooklyn Panicking

(Courtesy Luke Ohlson) More than 100 business owners, residents, and commuters gathered at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg this morning to demand answers regarding the potential years-long shutdown of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. At...

Town Hall Meeting On Looming L Train Shutdown Set For Thursday Morning

Town Hall Meeting On Looming L Train Shutdown Set For Thursday Morning

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) A group of politicians, business owners, community groups, and local residents dubbing itself "The L Coalition" is holding a town hall tomorrow to voice their concerns to the MTA. This is the first major...

Williamsburg Could Really Use That South 4th Subway Line Now

Williamsburg Could Really Use That South 4th Subway Line Now

(Michael Tapp / Flickr) In most of this country, 230,000 people is enough for a big city. In New York, it’s the number of people who ride the L Train under the East River every day,...

Video: Broadway Junction L Riders React To Possibility Of Being Cut Off From Manhattan For Yearsvideo

Video: Broadway Junction L Riders React To Possibility Of Being Cut Off From Manhattan For Years

The MTA is contemplating a complete shutdown of L Train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in the coming years, and while tensions are running high at the Bedford Avenue stop, other high-traffic stations along the line are also coming to grips with the possibility.

Video: L Train Riders At Bedford Ave React To Multi-Year Shutdown Newsvideo

Video: L Train Riders At Bedford Ave React To Multi-Year Shutdown News

The MTA is considering completely suspending L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for years in order to repair saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy in the train tunnels under the East River. The project is expected to begin in 2017 and could take as many as three years to complete, depending on whether the MTA completely suspends service or tries accomplishing the work on nights and weekends.

L Train Service Between Brooklyn & Manhattan May Be Shut Down For Years

L Train Service Between Brooklyn & Manhattan May Be Shut Down For Years

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) Governor Cuomo’s announcement last week that 30 subway stations would be completely closed for months at a time in order to properly “revamp” them was greeted with groans by riders. But a disruption of...

The House Of L Train Is In Effect Y'all

The House Of L Train Is In Effect Y'all

(via) L train commuters are feeling the sweet, sweet pain this morning, due to a dreaded "earlier incident" involving a train with mechanical problems at Montrose Avenue and Morgan Avenue. This recurring L line burning sensation...

Man Struck By L Train At Bedford Avenue

Man Struck By L Train At Bedford Avenue

The scene outside the Bedford Avenue L station this afternoon. (Nell Casey/Gothamist) A man was hit by an L train this afternoon at the Bedford Avenue station, according to police and witnesses. Police and firefighters responded...

Your First Monday Subway Commute Of 2016 Is <em>So</em> 2015

Your First Monday Subway Commute Of 2016 Is So 2015

A new year, a new hope to exert some control over our quiet lives—try eating flaxseed, join a book club, get to work a few minutes early so you can enjoy that fancy cereal with the flaxseed...

NYPD: Help Find This L Train Station Shooter

NYPD: Help Find This L Train Station Shooter

(Darius A. / Foursquare) A 35-year-old man was shot in the leg at a Brooklyn train station last week, and now the police are hoping the public can help them find the assailant. According to the...

Man Assaulted & Robbed On L Train In Brooklyn

Man Assaulted & Robbed On L Train In Brooklyn

DCPI Police are looking for two suspects who assaulted and robbed a man on the L train this week. The incident happened on Thursday, November 26th around 8:30 p.m. The 42-year-old male victim was already aboard...

Oh L Train, You Old So-And-So

Oh L Train, You Old So-And-So

FILE PHOTO... FROM YESTERDAY (Nell Casey/Gothamist) "How about that L train?" has joined the official NYC Exasperation Lexicon alongside other familiar rhetorical questions like "It's not a big group birthday dinner is it?" and "Is that...

It Puts The L Train In The Basket Or Else It Gets The Hose Again

It Puts The L Train In The Basket Or Else It Gets The Hose Again

(Pearce_pics / Flickr) A subway train with mechanical problems at Graham Avenue brought the L-as-in-L0ser line to its knees this morning, but today is Friday, so at least you get to hear people say, "Hey, at...

Cozy Straphanger Mancorners On The L Train

Cozy Straphanger Mancorners On The L Train

(Arielle) Everyone pays $2.75 to ride the subway, but some of us decide we're entitled to a first class upgrade. Subway seats might be blanketed in skin and filth and weaponized chlamydia, but is that any...

[UPDATE] Brooklyn L Train Service Partially Suspended Due To Broken Rail

[UPDATE] Brooklyn L Train Service Partially Suspended Due To Broken Rail

Once again #LTrain disaster. No L train service from Lorimer St Station to Queens. pic.twitter.com/tUyvqrysbL— Sahadev Poudel (@Sahadevision) October 1, 2015 [UPDATE BELOW] You know better than to expect much from the L train during rush hour,...

Video: Just Two Ladies Nonchalantly Sharing A Giant Snake On The L Train NBDvideo

Video: Just Two Ladies Nonchalantly Sharing A Giant Snake On The L Train NBD

Eh. It used to be avant-garde to take your snake on a subway ride. But like most things in this city, every transplant's got their own train snake these days, likely procured at Urban Outfitters somewhere...

Straphangers Take A Ride On The Emotional Rollercoaster That Is The L Train

Straphangers Take A Ride On The Emotional Rollercoaster That Is The L Train

Nell Casey/Gothamist By now, you'd think straphangers would be prepared for anything whenever they willingly entered the platform for the L train, the city's most punctually punitive subway line. Mechanical problems, heat waves, and love-ins have...

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