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01.29.15 Rhett Jones

The admins at Is The L Train Fucked will be able to set it and forget it for a little while, because the subway line will indeed be fucked for nine weeks. From March 24 to May 22, the L will not run between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue from midnight to 5am, Tuesdays through Fridays. If […]

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12.18.14 Rhett Jones

The MTA is exploring the possibility of putting in an entrance at Avenue A for the L train as part of a proposed $300 million dollar plan to improve the overcrowded subway line. According to a press release from the MTA, the L train “runs from Manhattan to the Canarsie section of Brooklyn through neighborhoods […]

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09.18.14 Bucky Turco

Take one part NYPD, mix it with one part L train, and this is the outcome: @NYPDLTrain. It’s the latest Twitter account the NYPD has created ever since the nation’s largest police force learned about social media. Cute. […]

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05.28.14 Bucky Turco

The New York Post reports on the staggering proliferation of graffiti in the city that must be driving the new police commissioner insane. According to the tabloid, there was “211 more graffiti complaints this year compared with last year,” noting how “that’s about a 5 percent spike citywide, from 3,956 to 4,167.” A whole 211 […]

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05.16.14 Andy Cush

Good news for L train riders: the MTA plans to add 33 round trips on Saturdays and 22 on Sundays to the 8th Avenue-Canarsie line, hopefully making traveling through Brooklyn on the weekends a little easier. Three weeknight trips will be added as well. Of course, the L isn’t the only crowded train, even if […]

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02.19.14 Aymann Ismail

“I can crochet with my eyes closed,” London Kaye said as she finished covering a subway pole in a colorful web of yarn. It was Valentine’s Day and with a bag of mini yarn hearts she made during her lunch break in tow, she set out to cover the inside of the train car in crochet. “The goal […]

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02.20.13 Andy Cush

A new analysis of MTA data by NYU grad student Carson Qing shows that the L train is every bit as busy at 1am every night of the week as it is during the traditional weekday rush hours. Qing believes the data shows that the MTA should increase service on the Canarsie-bound train, which has […]

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11.06.12 Andy Cush

Earlier today, we mentioned that Brooklynites were upset about the continued outages of two subway lines: the G, which has been completely shut down since the storm, and the L, which is only running between the Bed-Stuy/East New York border and Canarsie. In case you’re worried that the MTA is keeping the trains shut down […]

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Andy Cush

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy, many commuters are finally settling into normalcy, as nearly every subway line is back up and running in some fashion–every line, that is, but the oft-neglected G Train. The G, which shuttles straphangers from Kensington, Brooklyn up to Long Island City, is the only train in the system […]

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06.08.12 Bucky Turco

Out of all the lines in New York City’s transit system, the L tends to be the most overcrowded, soul-sucking subway of the bunch and only one where a jam-packed train at midnight is the norm, but good news straphangers: the MTA is adding more trains. According to NY1, this will mean an “additional 16 […]

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