7 & L Train To Get More Service

The MTA recently announced the official plans for increasing service on the 7 & L train respectively. The plans date back to the promises made by the MTA in relation to the rider report card results for the 7 & L. The MTA said the changes will be implemented by mid December. Here is the complete list of changes by line.

7 Train:

  1. 25 minutes added to the morning rush hour time period. The new period will be 7:10 a.m. – 9:05 a.m
  2. Flushing bound train wait times cut to 4-5 minutes from the current 5-6 minutes between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  3. 2 extra Manhattan bound rush hour trains added to the schedule for a total of 17 rush hour trains
  4. 2 extra Manhattan bound trains added to the schedule just after rush hour between 9:30 a.m & 10:30 a.m.

L Train:

  1. Run trains every 6 (instead of 8 ) minutes between 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  2. Run trains every 5-10 minutes (instead of 6-12) between 8:00 p.m. & 12:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
  3. Run trains every 5 minutes between 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (6-15 minutes at other times) Saturdays
  4. Run trains every 6 minutes between 12:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Sundays

Unfortunately riders on other lines may not be as lucky in terms of service increases. According to NYC Transit President Howard Roberts; “We’ve heard a similar message from riders on other lines, and while we’re looking at what we can do to alleviate congestion, I can’t promise we’ll be able to add service on other line.”

I can only imagine the outcry we will hear from straphangers on other lines if that is the case.

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