1,000 Trips on 7 Subway Lines: How NYC Plans to Make Up for Loss of the L Train
"For straphangers wondering which subway lines will beef up service to carry runoff from the looming L train shutdown, New York City Transit has just provided a list," reports Matthew Flam.
Lines gaining more service to compensate for the close of the L Train include the 7, G, M, J, Z, E and F trains. "Altogether more than 1,000 round-trips will be added to those seven subway lines to try to accommodate some of the 225,000 commuters who currently ride the L train back and forth between Brooklyn and Manhattan," according to Flam, who also shares more details on how many additional trips wil be added to each of those lines.
The 7 train has been shut down on weekends recently to prepare for the upcoming increases in daily trips.