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L Train Shutdown: What We Know, What We Want to Find Out Tonight

(DNAINFO)  Gwynn Hogan | May 5, 2016 — Thursday is the first public meeting the MTA is hosting to discuss the L train shutdown.

Nearly four months after news leaked that the MTA needs to shutdown L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, the first of two public meetings will be held Thursday night to discuss the MTA’s plans.

MTA engineering staff will be on hand to talk about different proposals for rebuilding the tunnel’s two tubes and the agency will field community questions and concerns at the Marcy Avenue Armory (355 Marcy Ave., funnily near the J,M, Z train lines but not the L train) in Williamsburg at 6:00 p.m.

The agency has been tight-lipped about the shutdown for months, confirming sparse information in the wake of media reports.

And while they sent a representative to a public meeting hosted by the so-called L Train Coalition, a group of business, transit advocates and community interests, he hadn’t been authorized by the MTA to give any new information and got booted from the meeting.

Source: L Train Shutdown: What We Know, What We Want to Find Out Tonight – Union Square – DNAinfo New York