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

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15 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

Keeping Buses Moving on 14 St and the Lower East Side

Updated 6/11/19

If you ride a M14 bus, you’ve likely experienced a longer than expected wait at your stop, a longer than expected trip once you’re on your bus, buses that arrive in bunches and off-schedule, or some combination of the three. During the busiest travel times, M14 A/D buses spend about 60% of their trips stopped at bus stops or in traffic.

On July 1, 2019, in coordination with New York City Department of Transportation, we will launch our plan to fix these issues and keep buses moving. We are bringing Select Bus Service to the M14 A/D.

A map depicting the final planned routing for M14 select bus service.

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Select Bus Service (SBS) is a package of improvements designed to target and correct the circumstances that slow down buses and make service unreliable. Citywide, customers are more satisfied with their SBS bus than their local or limited (LTD) bus.

On July 1, we will introduce to the M14 A/D:

Better bus stop spacing
Off-board fare payment (you may have noticed new machines at your stop)
All-door boarding
Street improvements
M14 SBS Proposal vs M14 SBS Final Plan

Developing SBS for the M14 A/D involved a substantial amount of data collection, analysis, and feedback from the communities served by the routes. We shared our original proposal with communities and elected officials earlier this year to get your feedback.

The final plan incorporates some of that feedback into the service we will provide starting July 1. Some of the stops originally recommended for removal along the A and D branches to help improve reliability and decrease travel time have been restored. We’re also testing out the feasibility of maintaining stops that serve Abingdon Square over the next nine months.

Two maps comparing the original proposed routing for M14 select bus service with the final plan.

Download the route comparisons as a PDF

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At least I don't have to walk an extra block to get to a stop on the M14D

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This looks pretty good, it's a shame that the stops on Grand didn't get consolidated but it's NBD. Are there going to be bus lanes up Allen st because that street can get pretty packed.

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21 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

How does a trash can end up in the middle of the tunnel?

Throwing it out between cars, trespassers or it gets dragged by the vacuum of the train.

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On 6/28/2019 at 8:06 AM, Lawrence St said:

How does a trash can end up in the middle of the tunnel?

It's no stranger than the alert emails about shopping carts on the (6) tracks, which seems to happen every 2 months or so LOL

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6 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

It's no stranger than the alert emails about shopping carts on the (6) tracks, which seems to happen every 2 months or so LOL

Didn’t a power washer or something fall on the (2)(3) tracks a year ago or so?

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L Service Changes

Updated 7/8/2019

As we continue making progress with the L Project, some work will require us to temporarily make changes to L service. Use this page to get the latest on what's happening, when and why.

Weeknights

Tues., July 16 to Fri., July 19
Mon., July 22 to Fri., July 26
Mon., July 29 to Fri., August 2
Mon., September 23 to Fri., September 27
Mon., September 30 to Fri., October 4

Midnight to 5 a.m.

No L overnight between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction

What’s the work? We're putting the final touches on a few different pieces of the L Project, all of which require full access to the track or the station platform. This includes connecting the new substations in Brooklyn to power—these are the structures that will allow us to run more L trains once the project is complete.

What's happening to service?

From 10 PM to Midnight:
L: Operates every 20 minutes between 8 Av and Rockaway Parkway
L: Overlay operates every 20 minutes between Lorimer St and Rockaway Parkway

From Midnight to 5:00 AM:
L part 1: Operates between 8 Av to Lorimer St every 20 minutes
L part 2: Operates between Broadway Jct (L platform) and Rockaway Parkway every 20 minutes
Bus: Operates between Broadway Jct and Lorimer St

What should customers do? If you're traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn, consider taking the A or J, as well as the special M service (until 1:30 a.m.). The free shuttle bus will come every 3 minutes to connect between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction, so consider this option, too.

Weekends

Fri., July 19 to Sun., July 21
Fri., July 26 to Sun., July 28
Fri., August 2 to Sun., August 4
Fri., September 27 to Sun., September 29
Fri., October 4 to Sun., October 6
Fri., January 3 to Sun., January 5
Fri., January 10 to Sun., January 12
Fri., January 17 to Sun., January 19
Fri., January 24 to Sun., January 26

12:01 A.M. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Monday

No L overnight between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction

What’s the work? We're putting the final touches on a few different pieces of the L Project, all of which require full access to the track or the station platform. This includes connecting the new substations in Brooklyn to power—these are the structures that will allow us to run more L trains once the project is complete.

What's happening to service?
From 10 PM to Midnight Friday:
L: Operates every 20 minutes between 8 Av and Rockaway Parkway
L: Overlay operates every 20 minutes between Lorimer St and Rockaway Parkway

From 12:01 AM Saturday to 5:00 AM Monday:
L part 1: Operates between 8 Av to Lorimer St every 20 minutes
L part 2: Operates between Broadway Jct (J platform) and Rockaway Parkway every 20 minutes
Bus 1: Operates between Broadway Jct and Myrtle Av
Bus 2: Operates between Myrtle Av and Lorimer St

What should customers do? If you're traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn, consider taking the A or J, as well as the special M service (until 1:30 a.m.). The free shuttle bus will come every 3 minutes to connect between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction, so consider this option, too.

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4 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

They finished the work already? 🤨

 They are doing electrical and track work at select stations on the (L) line between Lorimer st and Broadway Junction. They are also connecting the new substations which would allow more (L) trains to run after the tunnel project is finished.

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