WILLIAMSBURG — The L train will shut down for five weekends starting on Saturday — but Uber's offering $5 flat-rate rides to help with travel.
The mobile app cab service will only charge $5 for rides between Williamsburg and Manhattan on weekends during the L train shutdown, the company announced Friday.
All riders who use UberPool — a newer service where you can share rides — in Williamsburg will only pay $5 for the ride if the destination is along the L train in Manhattan, according to a statement.
Similarly, rides in Manhattan along the L train line with a destination in Williamsburg will have a $5 flat rate.
A map of where the flat rates apply can be seen below.
Any surge pricing won't apply to the flat rate during this time, the company said.
"Spring is a peak season for local restaurants, retailers, and galleries alike — traffic is especially heavy on the weekends," the company wrote in a blog post. "Without convenient, affordable transportation to connect patrons to businesses, their bottom lines suffer.
"...We encourage you to keep those cross-borough plans, make an effort to see your long-distance friends, and support the businesses you love."
UberPool means that you may share your ride with another Uber user who is going to the same destination, though the ride will still cost $5 even if you are not matched with somebody else.
Flat rates will be available between 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and 5 a.m. on Mondays, on weekends from April 17 to May 18.