L Train Shutdown - NBC New York

Starting in April, part of the line was set to shut down for Sandy-related repairs for 15 months

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 01:32 PM EST

The Dreaded L Train Shutdown Could Still Happen After All

The Dreaded L Train Shutdown Could Still Happen After All

So is the dreaded L train shutdown really off? A day after Gov. Cuomo announced a new tunnel design would mean a reprieve for the 225,000 people who would have been affected by the 15-month closure, questions...

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 12:43 AM EST

New Yorkers Skeptical After Cuomo Calls Off L-Train Shutdown

New Yorkers Skeptical After Cuomo Calls Off L-Train Shutdown

With Gov. Cuomo's surprise announcement Thursday that the long-dreaded L-train shutdown would be called off, New Yorkers are reacting with a mixture of relief and skepticism.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 09:59 PM EST

'No L-pocalypse': New Plan Avoids Dreaded Subway Shutdown

'No L-pocalypse': New Plan Avoids Dreaded Subway Shutdown

Gov. Cuomo and the MTA announced Thursday a new L train subway tunnel design will eliminate a full shut down in April as previously planned — avoiding one of the biggest transit disruptions ever to New Yorkers.

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 04:35 PM EST

Cuomo Tours Tunnel Ahead of Big L Train Shutdown

Cuomo Tours Tunnel Ahead of Big L Train Shutdown

Gov. Cuomo took a personal midnight tour of the L train tunnel ahead of the big repair project looming for 2019.

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:25 AM EST

NYC Adds New 2-Way Bike Lane Ahead of L Train Shutdown

NYC Adds New 2-Way Bike Lane Ahead of L Train Shutdown

Cyclists traveling to and from the Williamsburg Bridge will now have a safer travel route on the Lower East Side, according to city officials.

The Shutdown

Starting in April 2019, part of the line was scheduled to shut down for about 15 months for Sandy-related repairs -- and L train riders have to find another way to get between Brooklyn and Queens. Gov. Cuomo put forth a plan to avert it in January. So will it or won't it happen? We'll keep you covered with the latest need-to-know information.