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Williamsburg Developer Already Planning a Shuttle for Panicky L-Train Riders

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Will carry residents from 1 North 4th Place to the nearby JMZ subway lines

Some developers in Williamsburg are bracing for the worst when it comes to the potential L train shutdown. Douglaston Development will offer residents of its luxury development at 1 North 4th Place free shuttle buses to the nearby JMZ train lines if the shutdown actually goes through, The Brooklyn Paper first reported.

The shuttles will operate on weekdays during the morning rush hour and evening commute. The developer has also encouraged future residents to take the nearby East River Ferry if the MTA goes through with its L train plans.

Douglaston's luxury rental building offers residences that range in size from studios to three-bedrooms with prices starting at $3,500 for the former, and going up to $8,450 for the latter.

Repairs on the L train could take as long as three years with the L train terminating at Bedford Avenue on the Brooklyn side, during that period. Alternatively the MTA has also discussed plans to shutdown service on nights and weekends which would further extend the repair work timeline.