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What the L! Subway line to be shut on weekends through May 18

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-17 22:20:16-04

BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way.

A sign posted at the Montrose Avenue stop announces that an already weeks-long L train service change will continue and expand to include weekends through mid-May. (Photo: Samantha Tata, PIX11 News)

A sign posted at the Montrose Avenue stop announces that an already weeks-long L train service change will continue and expand to include weekends through mid-May. (Photo: Samantha Tata, PIX11 News)

The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won't be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops.

Overnight closures also will remain in place -- from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. -- until May 18, the agency said.

Riders looking to travel between boroughs can take the L train to Lorimer Street, transfer to a northbound G train to Court Square and transfer there to a Times Square-bound 7 train.

Transferring to a southbound G train at Lorimer Street then hopping on a westbound J or M train will get straphangers into lower Manhattan.

Shuttle buses will also be available.

Another nice option is UberPOOL's $5 flat rate along the L train route, from Williamsburg to Manhattan for all five weekends. The flat rates will run between 11:30 p.m. on Fridays until 5 a.m. on Mondays from April 17 until May 18.

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See the map above where the flat rate is effective. Trips must start and end within the blue zones. Click here for more on the deal.