Last week we told you the ways the L train can be triflin‘. In our comments section, readers ended up showing some love for its parallel sister train, the J! Though it has a bad rap, the J/M/Z train line is actually pretty dope- it runs frequently, rarely has back-ups and delays like the L and it spans a lot of territory. While the L train has its selling points, here are quite a few ways the J train totally trumps the L.
Hey My Survivors!
Update: L service between Broadway Junction and Manhattan resumed this afternoon, following repair work to components inside the Canarsie Tube, which connects the line between Manhattan’s East Side and Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.The Canarsie Tube was flooded from end to end with ceiling high water following Hurricane Sandy last week.
We are monitoring the L & G trains for you and keeping you abreast of their operating status. Also we’ll let you know about any other trains that can get you back over to Gotham City and in return. Don’t fret your pretty little souls! MTA workers are actually trying their best to restore service. Peep the video here!
Hang in there! If anyone can handle an acopalyspe then it’s us, Bushwickians! Don’t forget We are Survivors!
As of 11/07/12 11:00pm
train has been restored along the Church Avenue to Court Square in Queens, but with considerable delays.
trains operate between the Jamaica Center Station and the Chambers Street Station, making all local stops.
train is operating normally with few delays. Making all stop except the Knickerbocker one over here in Bushwick.
trains operate between 8 Avenue Station and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway Station
B60 bus, connecting with the at the Marcy Avenue Station <<< Use this to stay within in BK unless you want to bike or dish out mulla for a cab!
On Friday, I traveled from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Bushwick. I stayed with family in a relative lap-of-luxury since the power stayed on, but without trains, getting home to Brooklyn was difficult-to-impossible. Finally, when the subways started running in bits and pieces, I was ready to head home. I chose to walk most of the way, through then-powerless downtown (the electricity has since been restored). Here’s my journey:
The Upper West Side
The Upper West Side seems fairly unaffected by the storm, at least on the surface. A few branches had fallen from trees, Central Park is closed and some stores still have duct tape stuck to their windows—otherwise, Friday morning is business as usual. Limited subway service stretched from the Bronx to 34th St., so I jump on a packed 1 train. A few riders grumble about crowding, but it’s nothing unusual for this L train rush hour rider. We reach 34th St. without any delays.
By Katarina Hybenova
TimesNewsweekly.com reported today that MTA plans to shut down Central Ave and Knickerbocker Ave, M train stations. The stations will be one after another closed for about half a year. MTA plans to rehabilitate these two rusty stations. The entire mezzanines will be demolished, reports the website.
Knickerbocker will first close in the late spring of 2012, and will be shut down for 5 months. Once Knickerbocker is completed, the works on Central will begin.
For those of us who have gotten used to convenient M train, it’s pretty bad. However, MTA promised to increase the B54 bus service. BTW have you ever taken a bus in Bushwick? It is a very interesting experience…