1 Av Station | Manhattan

Updated: 4/17/19

Because the L will run with reduced service nights and weekends starting April 26, 2019, through summer 2020, we're enhancing service on the M, G and 7. To connect you to these options, we're adding M14A service in Manhattan and the new Williamsburg Link buses in Brooklyn. Use this page to learn about your service options and construction updates happening at this station.

Things to Know

L service runs normally during the busiest times on weekdays at 1 Av Station. If you're planning to use the L on nights and weekends:

  • Plan ahead: With trains every 20 minutes to Manhattan, you might not be able to board the first train depending on how many other customers are waiting. If you miss the first train, it's faster for the majority of customers to use the M14 A/D to another subway.
     
  • Watch your step: 1 Av Station will be crowded at certain times. Our staff and NYPD will be there to manage potential lines.
     
  • Trains are running in both directions on one track: Remember to check station signage and countdown clocks to board the right train, and stand back to let your fellow customers quickly exit trains.
     
  • You have options: M and J trains and M14 A/D are in the neighborhood and run more frequently than the L. If you get to 1 Av Station and there's a line you don't want to wait in, use M14 A/D to travel in Manhattan and to get to Brooklyn, use that bus to catch the M at Delancey-Essex Station.

Plan Your Trip

Manhattan map showing bus and subway service during the L Project, starting April 26, 2019 through summer 2020

1 Av Station Service Map

Service at 1 Av Station

The L will still be running at 1 Av Station at all times, just less frequently during nights and weekends. Use this guide to know what's happening when:

Weekdays

5 AM to 8 PM  Regular L frequency Use the L
Weekdays 8 PM to 10 PM

8-9 PM every 5 minutes

9-9:30 PM every 12 minutes

9:30-10 PM: gradual transition to every 20 minutes

Plan ahead for longer than usual trip times or consider alternatives
Weeknights 10 PM to 1:30 AM Reduced L frequency Plan ahead for longer than usual trip times or consider alternatives
Weeknights 1:30 AM to 5 AM Regular L frequency (every 20 minutes) Use the L
Weekends 6 AM to 1:30 AM Reduced L frequency Plan ahead with alternatives; L trains will be crowded and with potential long wait times to board
Weekend nights 1:30 AM to 6 AM Regular L frequency (every 20 minutes) Use the L

Alternate Service

During the busiest hours on weekends, the L will run every 20 minutes while alternate subway and bus options run more frequently:

  • M14 A/D combined will run every 3 minutes
  • M every 8 minutes
  • J every 10 minutes
  • G every 8 minutes
  • 7 every 4 minutes
  • Williamsburg Link B91 and B92 buses every 3 minutes each

Travel Guides

Using alternate service on nights and weekends will often be faster than waiting for the L. Here are some trip plans for common destinations:

Destination L first train during low ridership times (assumes a 10 minute wait) L during busy ridership times (assumes waiting for second train) Using alternate subway and bus options Recommended alternate route
6 Av 15 37 15 M14D
Rockefeller Center 25 45 26 M14A/D > FM
Grand Central 23 43 17 M14 A/D > 45
Bedford Av 17 37 38 M14A > JM > B92
Myrtle-Wyckoff 28 48 41.5 M14A > M

Station Improvements

Once complete, 1 Av will have:

  • Full accessibility with two elevators on either side of 14th St at Avenue A
  • New entrance at Avenue A

Learn more about L Project construction