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These Subway Lines Will See More Trains When The L Shuts Down

October 23, 2018 - 1:58 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- On its own, the L line would be the 10th busiest transit system in North America. About 225,000 people use it to cross the East River every day. Fitting these passengers into other trains, many of them already jam-packed, will be no easy task once the L train shuts down in April.

The MTA says it will be pushing operational capacity to its limits on several lines to make up for the loss. Among the lines getting extra trains are the A, E, F, G, J, M, Z and 7.

The biggest increase will come on the G train, which will see 66 new round-trips each weekend. The M line will also see a significant upsurge in trains, with 62 more round-trips being added.

The increase in M trains will come at a cost for R train riders, who will see three fewer trains each day.

The MTA says it’s doing some preventative maintenance to hopefully minimize disruptions once the shutdown gets underway.

Buses, bikes and ferries are also part of the shutdown plan.