L Train Shutdown
The L train shutdown begins in April 2019—here, you'll find everything you need to know about the MTA's plans for the NYC subway during the 15-month closure of the Canarsie line. Plus, how real estate will be affected, where you should move to avoid the shutdown, and more.
L train tunnel repairs completed ahead of schedule
The project was completed nearly $100 million under budget.
L train’s First Avenue subway station gets a new entrance
The work is part of a series of upgrades to the station and 14th Street
L train slowdown will end 3 months ahead of schedule
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for L train riders.
Major service changes coming to L train stops to improve accessibility
The train line will almost entirely close during one upcoming weekend
L train repair costs may spike thanks to MTA’s about-face
The abrupt change of plans from shutdown to ‘slowdown’ may increase costs for structural repairs on L train stations
MTA cuts Williamsburg Link bus service due to low ridership
The new B91A will replace the existing shuttle bus service
As L train repairs loom, rents in north Brooklyn have dropped
Apartments in the neighborhoods affected by the train’s ‘slowdown’ were re-listed at lower asking rents in the first quarter of 2019
NYC will limit private cars on 14th Street during L train ‘slowdown’
Private cars will not be allowed on 14th Street except in limited cases
Is NYC ready for the L train ‘slowdown’? Transit advocates weigh in
The short answer? Not really.
The L train “slowdown” begins in a week—here’s what we do (and don’t) know about the project
How much will it cost? What’s happening with buses? And will it really be okay?
These public meetings will break down the L train un-shutdown
Transit officials will host four meetings in the West Village, Williamsburg, and the East Village
New L train shutdown plan could still be ‘disruptive,’ MTA says
The un-shutdown will still begin on April 27, but much else has changed
L train shutdown cancelation shouldn’t stop bus, bike lane upgrades, advocates say
The city has said little on if it will keep or roll back the alternative transportation improvements
New L train shutdown plan could cause major headaches for commuters
The 15-month shutdown may have been averted, but problems for commuters will likely remain
5 key takeaways from the MTA’s emergency L train shutdown meeting
MTA board members grilled engineers on Cuomo’s surprise anti-shutdown plan at an emergency meeting
MTA schedules emergency public meeting to discuss Cuomo’s L train shutdown plan
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15
Cuomo’s new L train plan will get independent review, says Byford
The NYCT president said he will not be "steamrolled" into rushing a review of the suddenly-announced plan
Brooklyn renters saved $6.4M thanks to L train shutdown hype
North Brooklyn renters who signed 2018 leases are the biggest winners in wake of the L shutdown cancelation.
L train shutdown: Will alternative transportation improvements survive?
NYC should still move forward with cycling network, transit service, and pedestrian safety improvements developed to mitigate the shutdown—even if it never happens
The L train shutdown is no more: Transit advocates weigh in
"Subway riders are sick of being lied to and jerked around"
Cuomo, citing new design, calls off full L train shutdown
The MTA may opt for a "new and innovative" design instead
Cuomo tours L train tunnel, seeking ‘best way’ to do repairs
"I need, personally, to feel confident in that decision"
Cuomo’s L train tunnel tour will disrupt overnight service
The governor’s tour is expected to last from midnight to 1:30 a.m. on Friday.
Demand for Williamsburg rentals dips ahead of L train shutdown
Williamsburg is the only New York neighborhood that saw a decrease in rental demand over the past year.
J/M/Z subway stations in Brooklyn get accelerated repairs to prep for L train shutdown
The Marcy Avenue station will be the most impacted in the weeks ahead.
The L train shutdown finally has a start date
The MTA announced a start date for the L train shutdown, along with dates for when mitigation efforts—such as new subway service and bus lines—will begin.
How New Yorkers will get around during the L train shutdown
Commuting alternatives during the 15-month shutdown included buses, ferries, and scooters.
Why biking is critical for surviving the L train shutdown
Cycling is a small but important part of the larger L train mitigation plans
Buses are the key to making the L train shutdown work—are they ready?
In many ways, the MTA’s replacement buses are the key to making the whole L train plan work
New details emerge for MTA’s L train shutdown ferries
Bigger boats, preliminary schedules, and more
Is the NYC subway ready for the L train shutdown?
The short answer: probably not
Where should you move to avoid the L train shutdown?
Check out eight alternatives to the Brooklyn neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of the L-pocalypse.
MTA will get larger ferry boats for L train shutdown route
The agency is aiming to increase capacity size on ferry boats from 149 to 240 passengers.
MTA will roll out temporary bus route in Canarsie during L train shutdown
The agency has announced plans to introduce the L5 to mitigate the affects of the 15-month shutdown.
New City Council legislation may make L train shutdown less painful
The legislation passed today calls for e-buses, information centers for the shutdown in both boroughs, and more
Williamsburg rent prices keep dropping ahead of L train shutdown
Rent prices within the neighborhood have declined to 2015 levels, while inventory is up 25 percent from last year.
L train riders will contend with 15 weekend closures ahead of April shutdown
There will be no service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 15 weekends before the April 2019 Canarsie tunnel closure.
14th Street SBS will roll out 3 months ahead L train shutdown
The new 14th Street busway will debut in January 2019.
Council speaker to propose new information booths to aid in L train shutdown
City Council speaker Corey Johnson plans to introduce new legislation that aims to calm commuter chaos.