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Warning: The L Is F'd Right Now

Warning: The L Is F'd Right Now

Just in time for the evening rush, a train with mechanical problems has snarled the commute at Bedford Avenue. According to the MTA, there is limited service between Myrtle-Wyckoff and 8th Avenue in both directions. If you...

Before Testing Positive For Ebola, NYC Doctor Took Subways To Williamsburg, Used Uber To Head Back To Harlem

Before Testing Positive For Ebola, NYC Doctor Took Subways To Williamsburg, Used Uber To Head Back To Harlemgallery

The doctor who had been in West Africa, treating Ebola patients, has tested positive for Ebola. Dr. Craig Spencer has been quarantined at Bellevue, and NYC Mayor de Blasio, NY Governor Cuomo and New York health officials...

L Train Exodus After Person Falls Onto Train Tracks

L Train Exodus After Person Falls Onto Train Tracks

bdingel The L train is running with heavy delays this morning after a person fell onto the tracks near Union Square. FDNY says the incident happened just before 9 a.m. when a person fell onto the...

The NYPD Now Has A Twitter Account Dedicated To The L Train

The NYPD Now Has A Twitter Account Dedicated To The L Train

Via @NYPDLTrain The NYPD is really getting into this Twitter thing, and now the department has launched an account just about the L train. Today they're handing out fliers to L train riders in order to...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Beating Woman On L Train

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Beating Woman On L Train

The NYPD has arrested a man they believe assaulted a 54-year-old woman on the L train last month, after she allegedly tried to stop him from hitting his child. According to authorities, 24-year-old Jasner Jimenez was...

Woman Assaulted On L Train After Trying To Stop Man From Hitting Child

Woman Assaulted On L Train After Trying To Stop Man From Hitting Child

A 54-year-old woman was allegedly attacked by a man on a Manhattan-bound L train after she tried to stop him from hitting his child. According to the NYPD, the victim was attacked on Saturday, July 26th...

Is The L Train Having Problems This Morning? What Do YOU Think?

Is The L Train Having Problems This Morning? What Do YOU Think?

Due to signal problems between 8 Avenue and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway, L train service was completely suspended for about 45 minutes this morning between 8th Avenue and Broadway Junction. As of 8:20 a.m. service has resumed, but with...

[UPDATE] L Train Service Staggers Back After FDNY Investigation

[UPDATE] L Train Service Staggers Back After FDNY Investigation

The FDNY outside in an entrance to the L train. (via) Service on the L line is currently suspended due to "FDNY activity" between 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m., there is NO...

Live From The L Train, A Drunken Sing-A-Long Of video

Live From The L Train, A Drunken Sing-A-Long Of "God Bless America"

There's nothing more calming than being crammed on to a subway car that you cannot escape as drunk bros yell "Free Bird!" before serenading you a rendition of "God Bless America" and pounding on the ceiling...

It's Monday, And The L Train Is Here To Drive The Point Home

It's Monday, And The L Train Is Here To Drive The Point Home

The L train created a Monday morning rush hour hellscape apocalypse Y2K nuclear winter today, pulling down the pants of thousands of commuters and taunting them mercilessly with two separate "incidents." The fun first started at the...

Tracking The Insane Rents Along The L Line

Tracking The Insane Rents Along The L Line

Spandex costs extra. (Idle Type / Flickr) It's no secret that the L train is supercooltrendyhip now, what with the Urban Outfitters bars and JeffRidgeWickTownBergLyns springing up all over the place. And, as decreed by the...

69-Year-Old Woman In A Coma After Being Beaten On L Train

69-Year-Old Woman In A Coma After Being Beaten On L Train

arieℓℓito's flickr A 69-year-old woman has been put into a medically-induced coma after she was brutally beaten on the L train this month. Police say that victim Gladys Castro was attacked on a Manhattan-bound L train...

We're Getting More L And M Trains This Fall

We're Getting More L And M Trains This Fall

tom starkweather's flickr The MTA's already promised to boost L train service during rush hour, and now they're making your Saturday night all the better, adding a few more Trains of Luuuuurve on weekends and evenings...

MTA Uses High Tech Plastic Cup Device To Clear Floodwatervideo

MTA Uses High Tech Plastic Cup Device To Clear Floodwater

Sisyphus was punished for being a "cunning knave" and forced to push a boulder uphill—only to watch it roll back down—for eternity. It really makes you wonder what this poor MTA worker did. Is that a cup?...

Watch Straphangers React To A Squealing Saxophonevideo

Watch Straphangers React To A Squealing Saxophone

You're on the subway, it's packed, you just want to be home... but you're zoning out to some smooth jams provided by this sax player, so it's pretty chill. Until he decides to start improving with...

L Train Groper On The Loose, Cops Say

L Train Groper On The Loose, Cops Say

The NYPD is looking for a man accused of groping a woman on an L train last week. The police say that on April 8, around 7:05 p.m., a 28-year-old woman was riding a Brooklyn-bound L...

Men Charged With Reckless Endangerment For Breakdancing On L Train

Men Charged With Reckless Endangerment For Breakdancing On L Train

(daniel.gene on Flickr) At the start of 2014, two men were arrested for breakdancing on a crowded A train, which sparked a debate about the subway etiquette of breakdancing. Several people complained about breakdancers on the...

Man Walks Off After Nearly Getting Hit By L Train

Man Walks Off After Nearly Getting Hit By L Train

arieℓℓito's flickr A man who managed to miss getting creamed by a train after he jumped onto the subway tracks to fetch his cell phone not only survived, he was so unperturbed by his brush with...

NYC Subway Ridership Was 1.708 Billion Last Year, Highest Since 1949

NYC Subway Ridership Was 1.708 Billion Last Year, Highest Since 1949

Photograph by She Said Unprintable on Flickr The MTA just announced its annual subway ridership stats, and 2013 was a huge year for the subways: "Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since...

Survey: L Train Is The Cleanest Train, While Subways Get Dirtier Overall

Survey: L Train Is The Cleanest Train, While Subways Get Dirtier Overall

We'll miss you, L train. (Idle Type / Flickr) Subway cars across the city saw a "statistically significant decline" in cleanliness over the last two years, according to the Straphangers Campaign's annual "subway shmutz" surveys. In...

L Train Partially Shut Down This Weekend, And Other MTA-Induced Misery

L Train Partially Shut Down This Weekend, And Other MTA-Induced Misery

We're gonna miss you, L train. (Idle Type / Flickr) Remember those fun three months last year in which the L train seemed to develop a drinking problem and stopped running past Bedford for a while?...

NYPD: This Man Robbed Woman At Graham Ave. L Train Stationvideo

NYPD: This Man Robbed Woman At Graham Ave. L Train Station

The police released surveillance video of a man accused of attacking and robbing a woman at a Brooklyn train station on the first day of the year. According to the police, a 26-year-old woman was in...

The Most Touching NYC Missed Connection Ever?

The Most Touching NYC Missed Connection Ever?

(From Adrian Tomine's beloved 2011 New Yorker cover.) Usually, we only turn to Craigslist when we are in desperate need of 12 tons of rock salt or human-sized hamster wheels. But whether it's the temperatures or...

Monitor The L Train's Arrivals From Your Mobile Device

Monitor The L Train's Arrivals From Your Mobile Device

(Courtesy The L Train's Twitter) The L has joined the 1/2/3/4/5/6 and Times Square Shuttle as a train that you can see real time, next-train departures online or on the MTA's smartphone app. Gritting your teeth...

Abject L Train Failure Well-Documented

Abject L Train Failure Well-Documented

(Courtesy The L Train's Twitter) The L train had some issues this morning, causing rush hour migraines along the Brooklyn spur of the world's most relevant subway line. According to the MTA, there was no L...

About That Guy On The Bedford L Platform Covered Head-To-Toe In Wrapping Paper

About That Guy On The Bedford L Platform Covered Head-To-Toe In Wrapping Paper

(Julian Cole) If you took the L train in or out of Bedford Avenue (New York City's Most Relevant Subway Station) today, you may have noticed a man covered head to toe in shiny green wrapping...

L Train Evening Commute Looks Pretty Bad Too

L Train Evening Commute Looks Pretty Bad Too

Photograph by jennamd80 The MTA's signal problems along the L line made this morning's commute terrible, so there are crews trying to repair damaged equipment right now. Unfortunately those repairs between Myrtle Av-Wyckoff Av & Broadway...

L Train Delays And Partial Suspension Today, Thanks To Signal Problems

L Train Delays And Partial Suspension Today, Thanks To Signal Problems

Photograph of last night's delays by iammaiinstagram It's TGIF for everyone EXCEPT L train riders. Last night, the MTA announced that there were signal problems between Myrtle Av-Wyckoff Av and Broadway Junction—which would then "impact service...

Man Killed By L Train In Brooklyn

Man Killed By L Train In Brooklyn

arieℓℓito's flickr A man was fatally struck by an L train in Canarsie at around 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening. The incident happened at the 105th Street L station; sources say the victim ended up on the...

The L Train Will Be F'd This Weekend

The L Train Will Be F'd This Weekend

You, waiting for the shuttle bus this weekend. (Emilie Ruscoe) In nearly the same breath that it announced service improvements will be coming to L train, the MTA also muttered into its sleeve that it won't...

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