Choose your transit detour as N train renovations begin

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Do you walk or wait?

Work started on Monday at nine stations along the N line in Brooklyn between 8th Avenue and Stillwell Avenue.

Manhattan-bound trains will not stop at 86 St, Ave U, Kings Hwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy.

Temporary platforms have been built on over the tracks at 8th Avenue and Bay Parkway. Some people are walking to those stations to eliminate a transfer. PIX11's Greg Mocker clocked at 14 minute walk to avoid waiting for two trains.

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Others decide to take a train in the opposite direction and switch.

It's a choice MTA riders will be facing as more stations are worked on, one side at a time. Riders hope additional trains will be running to reduce the extra wait time.

Work along the Manhattan-bound section is scheduled to last until the spring of 2017 when work will shift to platforms on the side that heads toward Coney Island. This nearly $400 million project is set to be completed in the 4th Quarter of 2018.

30 stations have projects scheduled throughout the system and the tunnel under the East River that serves the L train will be worked on in 2017.