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MTA to pitch L-train closure plans in Canarsie

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Last stop — Canarsie

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is going to Canarsie to pitch its two L train tunnel-closure plans on May 26, following similar meetings in Williamsburg and Manhattan earlier this month.

The authority must repair the Canarsie Tube connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan following damage during Hurricane Sandy, and is deciding among two options — either sever the connection completely for 18 months, or drastically reduce service on the already overcrowded line for three years. Work would not begin before 2019, officials have said.

The agency plans to explain the two proposals to residents, listen to community concerns, and answer locals’ questions, according to a press release.

L train community meeting at Beraca Baptist Church (9602 Flatlands Ave. between E. 96th Street and Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie). May 26 at 6 pm.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 4:20 am, May 25, 2016
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Reasonable discourse

Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
I went to the the press conference outside the 14th Street - Union Square Subway Station on Tuesday, May 25, for the release of the results of the L Train Survey conducted by the Riders Alliance. Out of the 350 Riders Alliance members who are riding the L train, 77% of them wanted a full, 18 month shutdown because they wanted the MTA to get the project done ASAP, with incentives for the contractors who are aggressively finishing it under budget and ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, the MTA must have a major contingency plan to capture all of the L train riders, with the cooperation of the NYC DOT.
May 25, 2016, 11:50 am

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