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Fix & Fortify - 14th Street (L Train) Tunnels Closure

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I think the MTA should just suspend (L) trains in Manhattan and run the (M) to 96 St on weekends. With 20-minute service not only will trains be dangerously overcrowded, but it'll also be faster to walk along 14 St.

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Agreed, but they've been overruled on that front.

It's also going to be interesting how they plan on running weekend service. In the original one-tunnel closure proposal, the plan was to suspend service entirely between Bedford Av and Lorimer St to allow for semi-normal service on the Brooklyn end while the Manhattan side is relegated to severely reduced service. Full details still haven't been revealed as to how this updated closure will impact service away from the tunnel, but unless I'm missing something, it sounds like full service will be curtailed to those 20 minute intervals during the weekend tunnel closures.

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For many years whenever the (L) needed work in the tubes Manhattan or elsewhere, most times service is cut north of Broadway junction. Suspending service is nothing new at this point. And of course the only reason the tunnel is even left open is because of our great governor. Let it be that MTA did decide weekends and night closures were the best idea, 90% chance that all service in Manhattan would be suspended and all service would terminate at Bedford/Lorimer had he not intervened. 

I hope the first few days fail terribly and we at least see full closure on the tunnel weekends.

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It would be much better to suspend service west of either Lorimer St or Bedford Av. The only reason service has been cut beyond Broadway Junction as of late is due to pre-closure signal and track upgrades to allow trains to turn around there without severely delaying service.

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11 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

https://amp.gothamist.com/amp/articles/create?article_id=5c66e65e6933a90001c36d81

Isn't this the third incident with the (L) after Cuomo changed plans? Seems like a sign.......

Welp, time to shutdown the (L) line from Bedford Avenue to 8th Avenue. (Or from 8th Avenue to either Loimer or Myrtle-Wyckoff 

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9 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

Third times the charm...that line is bad luck all around.

Welcome to the ninth circle of (L), and FYI, that is what one commenter on the Gothamist article wrote. More specifically, he said:

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Sounds like another typical day here in the ninth circle of L.

-joebeans

 

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