L service will continue as normal during peak and midday weekday times. Service on the L will be reduced nights and weekends. During these times, use our new alternative service options on this map to avoid wait times and crowding.
This service plan will be in effect on nights and weekends, starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, through completion of the tunnel work. On September 1, 2019, we implemented a new service plan with a modification to Williamsburg bus options, replacing the B91A with the existing B24, B62 and Q59.
Service Map: Updated on September 1, 2019 and effective through summer 2020
L train schedule
With the revised approach, L customers will have normal service during the highest ridership times.
Weeknights: 10 PM to 5 AM, with service ramping down at 8 PM, L trains run every 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan and every 10 minutes within Brooklyn. Service will ramp down starting at 8 PM to make room for work trains. Overnight, between 1:30 AM and 5 AM, the service runs at its normal frequency, with L trains running every 20 minutes.
Weekends: 10 PM Friday until 5 AM Monday, with service ramping down at 8 PM Friday, L trains run 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and every 10 minutes within Brooklyn. Overnight, between 1:30 AM and 5 AM, service runs at its normal frequency, with L trains running every 20 minutes.
L trains will run every 10 minutes within Brooklyn thanks to extra trains between Lorimer St and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy. We’ll be running these trains during the busiest times L service is impacted by tunnel work (10 PM-1:30 AM weeknights and 6 AM to 1:30 AM weekends). Service on the L will be reduced nights and weekends. We're enhancing M, G, 7, and bus service to provide alternatives.
|Weekdays||5 AM to 8 PM||Regular L service|
|Weekdays||8 PM to 10 PM||
L service begins to ramp down:
Brooklyn-bound (estimates based on Union Square)
8:30 to 9 PM:
|Weeknights||10 PM to 1:30 AM||Reduced L service (every 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, every 10 minutes within Brooklyn)|
|Weeknights||1:30 AM to 5 AM||Regular L service (every 20 minutes)|
|Weekends||6 AM to 1:30 AM||Reduced L service (every 20 minutes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, every 10 minutes within Brooklyn)|
|Weekend nights||1:30 AM to 6 AM||Regular L service (every 20 minutes)|
Enhanced subway service
Weeknights, we’ll extend the hours of normal weekday service into Manhattan, between 10PM and 1:30 AM. From 10 PM on weeknights until approximately 1:30 AM, M service is extended up to 96 St-2 Av on the Q , instead of to Queens Blvd. During late nights after 1:30 AM, the M will run its normal route as a shuttle between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.
Weekends, we’ll extend service from Essex St to 96 St-2 Av. Starting at approximately 6 AM, M trains will run every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during the day. Just like weeknights, the M will return to its late night service as a shuttle between Metropolitan Av and Myrste Av at approximately 1:30 AM.
Weeknights we’ll be running 5 additional G trips between 8:30 PM and 1:30 AM. On weekends, trains will run every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during the day.
Weeknights, we’ll run 5 additional trips from 8:30 PM to midnight. On weekends, 7 trains will continue to run every 4 to 7 ½ minutes.
Enhanced M14A regular bus service
We’re planning additional M14A bus service to connect customers to the subway lines where we are enhancing service.
The extra M14A route service will extend to connect with Delancey/Essex St FJM Station. On weekends the M14A/D buses, combined, run every 3 to 5 minutes for the majority of the day along 14 St.
On weeknights, buses will run every 4 to 5 minutes between 8 PM and midnight, in both directions across 14th Street for connection to the M train at 6th Avenue, or to the 6 train at Union Square for transfer to the M train at the Broadway-Lafayette station.The M14A will connect to the Delancey-Essex J/M Station every 7 to 10 minutes (as compared to every 12 to 20 minutes currently).
Weekday nights (M14 A/D combined)
|8 PM-10 PM||Every 4 minutes||Every 4 minutes|
|10 PM-2 AM||Every 5 minutes||Every 5 minutes|
|2 AM-5 AM||Every 7 minutes||Every 8.5 minutes|
Sundays (M14 A/D combined)
|5 AM-8 AM||Every 7 minutes||Every 10 minutes|
|8 AM-8 PM||Every 3 minutes||Every 3 minutes|
|8 PM-11 PM||Every 4.5 minutes||Every 4 minutes|
|11 PM-2 AM||Every 6 minutes||Every 5 minutes|
Saturdays (M14 A/D combined)
|5 AM-8 AM||Every 8 minutes||Every 11 minutes|
|8 AM-8 PM||Every 3 minutes||Every 3 minutes|
|8 PM-11 PM||Every 5 minutes||Every 7 minutes|
|11 PM-2 AM||Every 6.5 minutes||Every 5 minutes|
Williamsburg bus options
On September 1, 2019, the existing B24, B62 and Q59 bus options replaced the B91A in the Williamsburg neighborhood. These bus options have a free transfer, and connect to subway options at Marcy Av J/M, Lorimer St L/G and Bedford Av L.
We're adding free transfers to make it easier to make connections. These include:
- Between Livonia St on the L and Junius St on the 3
- Connect from Broadway on the G to either Hewes St or Lorimer St on the J and M