With the much-dreaded L Train shutdown now only a year away, concerns continue to be raised that the MTA's shutdown plan will not be sufficient to accommodate the estimated 275,000 riders who use it to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan daily.
A woman passed out and fell onto the train tracks at the Bedford Ave L stop this morning just as the Manhattan-bound train was approaching. The incident happened around 11:15 AM and the train narrowly missed her..
The long-awaited plan to mitigate the upcoming transit nightmare of being without the L for fifteen months, beginning April 2019, includes increased subway service, busing, cycling enhancements, and a new ferry line.
Since the news broke that the L Train's Canarsie Tunnel, which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, could be shut down for years for repairs, folks have been wondering what this will really mean for commuters, business owners and residents who rely on the L every day...
Well here's very bad news for anyone who lives on the L line and likes to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan: Gothamist reports that proposed (and much-needed) repairs to the Carnarsie Tube (the tunnel between the 1st Ave and Bedford Stops), which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, may mean shutting down service between the two boroughs, a process that could last years...
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