L train ridership continues to soar (it increased by 5.3% from 2012 to 2013), and—pleasant surprise—the MTA actually appears to be doing something about it. This fall, get ready to stand (slightly less) longer on a (slightly less) crowded platform, when 56 more round trips get added to the L train.
According to DNAinfo, among the other service updates are:
– 33 more round trips on Saturday from 9am to 8pm
– 23 more round trips on Sunday from 8am to 9pm
– three more round trips on weekday evenings
– one additional round trip on weekday evening M train service
In a statement Wednesday, NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said, “Among the changes is a significant increase in L weekend service, which will decrease wait times for customers as well as increase capacity on a line that continues to see ridership growth, most notably during off-peak hours.”
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