WILLIAMSBURG — The L train will still be running from Williamsburg to Manhattan this weekend, with a five-weekend shutdown starting next week on April 18.
The MTA will shut down the train for five weekends, from April 18 to May 18, between Bedford Avenue and Eighth Avenue, as the agency plans to do construction and maintenance work on the line.
A shuttle bus will run between the Lorimer Street stop, with a stop at the Bedford Avenue stop, and the Marcy JMZ stop for service to Manhattan.
The L train is also not running Tuesdays through Fridays between 12:01 am. and 5 a.m.
Despite a petition from local business owners to delay the weekend shutdown until August, the MTA has said the shutdown cannot be rescheduled due to work on the J, Z and G lines planned for later this year.
The MTA previously told various media outlets that the L train would stop running on weekends on April 11.