The countdown has officially begun: The MTA has announced the official start date of the L train shutdown: circle Saturday, April 27th, 2019 on your calendars. As Gothamist notes, word came via the L Train Coalition "by a staff member working for Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents parts of Williamsburg." Starting on that date, L Train service between 8th Ave and Bedford Ave will be suspended for 15 months as they repair damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile, the L train has been shut down between Brooklyn and Manhattan every weekend this month, and will do the same on  two weekends in November of 2018, every weekend in February 2019, three in March of 2019, and one in April, before the full shutdown begins.

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