L Service Changes

Updated 7/8/2019

As we continue making progress with the L Project, some work will require us to temporarily make changes to L service. Use this page to get the latest on what's happening, when and why.

Weeknights

Tues., July 16 to Fri., July 19
Mon., July 22 to Fri., July 26
Mon., July 29 to Fri., August 2
Mon., September 23 to Fri., September 27
Mon., September 30 to Fri., October 4

~11:30 (depending on your station's last train time) to 5 a.m.

No L overnight between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction

What’s the work? We're putting the final touches on a few different pieces of the L Project, all of which require full access to the track or the station platform. This includes connecting the new substations in Brooklyn to power—these are the structures that will allow us to run more L trains once the project is complete.

What's happening to service?

From 10 PM to Midnight:
L: Operates every 20 minutes between 8 Av and Rockaway Parkway
L: Overlay operates every 20 minutes between Lorimer St and Rockaway Parkway

From Midnight to 5:00 AM:
L part 1: Operates between 8 Av to Lorimer St every 20 minutes
L part 2: Operates between Broadway Jct (L platform) and Rockaway Parkway every 20 minutes
Bus: Operates between Broadway Jct and Lorimer St

What should customers do? If you're traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn, consider taking the A or J, as well as the special M service (until 1:30 a.m.). The free shuttle bus will come every 3 minutes to connect between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction, so consider this option, too.

 

Weekends

Fri., July 19 to Sun., July 21
Fri., July 26 to Sun., July 28
Fri., August 2 to Sun., August 4
Fri., September 27 to Sun., September 29
Fri., October 4 to Sun., October 6
Fri., January 3 to Sun., January 5
Fri., January 10 to Sun., January 12
Fri., January 17 to Sun., January 19
Fri., January 24 to Sun., January 26

12:01 on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Monday

No L service between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction

What’s the work? We're putting the final touches on a few different pieces of the L Project, all of which require full access to the track or the station platform. This includes connecting the new substations in Brooklyn to power—these are the structures that will allow us to run more L trains once the project is complete.

What's happening to service?
From 10 PM to Midnight Friday:
L: Operates every 20 minutes between 8 Av and Rockaway Parkway
L: Additional Overlay operates every 20 minutes between Lorimer St and Rockaway Parkway

From 12:01 AM Saturday to 5:00 AM Monday:
L part 1: Operates between 8 Av to Lorimer St every 20 minutes
L part 2: During the day time, the L operates between Broadway Jct (trains will discharge on the J platform) and Rockaway Parkway every 10 minutes. During the overnight times, the L operates every 20 minutes like a normal schedule.

Bus 1: Operates between Broadway Jct and Myrtle Av
Bus 2: Operates between Myrtle Av and Lorimer St

What should customers do? If you're traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn, consider taking the A or J, as well as the special M service (until 1:30 a.m.). The free shuttle bus will come every 3 minutes to connect between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction, so consider this option, too.

L service change archive

Weeknights, April 15 - April 26, 2019

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
Weekends, March 22 - March 23, 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.