Ah spring, season of rebirth, season of hope and coming soon, season of godawful L train shutdowns that will prevent easy access from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Yes that’s right, after already breaking your spirit in the winter, we got a tip, later confirmed by an MTA spokesman, that L train will put you back on the rack in spring, with nine straight weeks of weeknight track work starting March 24 that will shut it down between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue. Plus, you get six straight weekends of no L train between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue starting April 11. At least the weekend track work might keep Manhattanites out?
We hope for your sake you don’t have a job or a lover on the other side of the river, because from March 24 to May 22, the L won’t run between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue from midnight to 5am, Tuesdays through Fridays. On top of that, on weekends from April 11 to May 18 (midnight on Saturdays to 5am on Mondays, ), the L train will be also be shut down between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue. To get you around, there’ll be a shuttle bus from the Lorimer Street stop to the Marcy J/M/Z stop, so at least you’ll get those nice Williamsburg Bridge views as you wonder why you can’t have a nice normal train to rely on, like the G train.