L Service Changes: March and April 2019

Updated 4/15/2019


March 22 - March 23

11:45 PM Fri to 7 AM Sat

L trains skip 14 St- Union Sq in both directions

What’s the work? As part of the L Project, we’re continuing with station improvement work and this includes rebuilding two stairs between the L and NQRW platform at 14 St-Union Sq. We’ll be opening these new, wider, and reconfigured stairs early-- on March 23. While we finish the final work on the stairs and remove the platform barricades, L trains will need to bypass the station so we can do the work quickly and safely.

What should customers do? Between 11:45 PM Friday and 7 AM Monday, you’ll be able to connect between the L and the 4/5/6 or N/Q/R using a free transfer available at the 3 Av station. Our team will be on hand to make sure you get where you need to go.


April 15 - April 26

10:30 PM to 5 AM, Mon to Fri

No L overnight between Lorimer St and 8 Av

What’s the work? As part of the revised L project, we’re still moving forward with the long-term reliability improvement work we had originally planned. This includes installing signal equipment. For you this means that we’ll have the right signals ready to run the one-track operation in April. We’ll also take this time to prepare the tunnel for the rehabilitation work, delivering materials, pulling fiber optic cable and installing tunnel lights so we can work efficiently during the one track operation.

What should customers do? If you’re traveling between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you can take the A , F, or J. For Manhattan L stations, you can take the M14 bus. In Brooklyn, the L will still operate between Lorimer St and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkway. Free shuttle buses will loop between Lorimer St G/L, Bedford Av, Marcy Av J, and Hewes St J.

Here are the key transfer points to remember during this service change:

  • Broadway Junction for the A, J or L
  • Lorimer St/Metropolitan Av for the L, G or shuttle bus
  • Marcy Av for the J or shuttle bus
  • 14 St-8 Av for the A, E or the M14
  • 14 St -6 Av for the F or M14
  • Delancey-Essex Sts for the F, J or M14A

The G operates in two sections:

  1. Between Court Square and Bedford/Nostrand Avs
  2. Between Bedford/Nostrand Avs and Hoyt/Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes.

For connection to the G, consider using the 7 or E. For service between Williamsburg and Greenpoint use the J.

You can also use the MYmta app for the latest trip-planning information and check out these timetables for estimated last train departures, from key stations:

Manhattan/8 Av-bound
Station Departure Time
Broadway Junction 10:08 PM
Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs 10:14 PM
Lorimer St 10:24 PM
Bedford Av 10:26 PM
14 St-Union Sq 10:32 PM


Brooklyn/Rockaway Pkwy-bound
Station Departure Time
8 Ave 10:45 PM
14 St- Union Sq 10:48 PM
Bedford Av 10:54 PM