The L train subway line has added 98 weekly round trips to its service, part of a move to ease overcrowding and decrease wait times, the MTA said.
The service increase began Sunday. There are now 16 extra round trips each weekday, 11 extra round trips Saturday, and seven extra round trips Sunday.
"Customers will have the added benefit of more trains that will help to ease overcrowding on a line that serves continuously growing populations in Brooklyn," MTA New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast said in a statement.
As a result of the added service, which will cost $1.7 million annually, the MTA says:
• Customers during the a.m. rush hour can expect a train every three minutes, up from every 3 ½ minutes;
• Weekday customers traveling midday can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 7 ½ minutes;
• Saturday evening customers can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 7 ½ minutes; and
• Sunday evening customers can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 8 ½
The MTA will monitor service along the L line to make sure it performs to expectations with the added service.
The plans to add extra trains to the L line were announced in October.
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