Service During the L Project

Updated 9/3/2019

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 summer 2020. 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 PM to 9 PM: approx. every 5 min
9 PM to 9:30 PM: approx. every 12 min
9:30 PM to 10 PM: transition to 20 min

Manhattan-bound
8 PM to 8:30 PM: 
Rockaway Pkway every 6-10 minutes
Broadway Junction every 5 minutes
Lorimer St and Bedford Av every 5 minutes

8:30 to 9 PM: 
Rockaway Pkway every 20 minutes
Broadway Junction every 20 minutes
Lorimer St and Bedford Av every 5 to 20 minutes (ramp down)

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

M 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.

G service

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.

7 service

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)

      East-bound West-bound
    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)

      East-bound West-bound
    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)

      East-bound West-bound
    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. 

    Read more about bus options in Williamsburg

    Free Transfers

    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