MTA Plans to Add 56 Weekend Trips on the L Line this Fall

By Gustavo Solis on May 14, 2014 5:12pm 

 An MTA New York City transit subway L train in August 2013.
An MTA New York City transit subway L train in August 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — The MTA will increase service on the L and M lines this Fall, including 56 more round trips on the L train during weekends, to accommodate increased ridership.

“Among the changes is a significant increase in L weekend service, which will decrease wait times for customers as well as increase capacity on a line that continues to see ridership growth, most notably during off-peak hours,” said NYC Transit President, Carmen Bianco. 

Here’s a breakdown of the service increases:

The L train will get 33 more round trips on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Sunday, it will get 23 more trips from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekday evening L service will get three more round trips.

Weekday evening M service will get one additional round trip — one northbound trip in the morning and one southbound trip in the late afternoon.

These changes are in addition to the schedule changes already planned for June 2014, which include eight weekday and eight weekend round trips on the L line, the MTA said.

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