MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 12, 2008
Weekend L Service Disruption March 15-17

MTA NYC Transit announced today that due to necessary track repairs along the Canarsie line there will be no L train service between 8th Avenue and Union Square during the weekend of March 15 -17. Workers will be pouring concrete between 3rd and Bedford Avenues for roadbed replacement. Customers are directed to use M14 bus service as an alternative.

Canarsie line trains will operate in two sections: between Union Square (Manhattan) and Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn) every 16 minutes and between Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn) and Rockaway Parkway (Brooklyn) every 8 minutes (except from 11:25 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday when trains will run approximately every 30 minutes). In addition, L trains will skip the 3rd Avenue (Manhattan) station in both directions.

L train customers should leave extra time for travel. For information on weekend service changes, visit and click on Service Advisories.