The Brian Lehrer Show

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L Train Repairs Call for Shutdowns


The MTA is in a tough spot. Vital repairs are needed on the L train tunnel under the East River, but many riders rely on that line.The two options: full closure of the tracks in both directions for 18 months, or keeping one track open for limited two-way service (a train every 15 minutes or so) for 3 years.The work is scheduled to begin around January 2019. WNYC transportation reporter Kate Hinds explains what's ahead.


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 2016-05-09  14m