L-train weeknight outage returns!

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Ben Prewitt

Better tune up that bicycle — the L-train shuttle is back this weekend.

Service in both directions will be suspended between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction from 11:30 pm on Feb. 25 until 5 am on Feb. 28, just in time for Monday’s rush hour. The purpose is routine maintenance.

Service will be replaced by shuttle buses making normal station stops.

As an alternative, riders can take the J-train from Broadway Junction to Manhattan.

The shuttle is making its first appearance in the neighborhood since last October, when the entire line from Myrtle Avenue to Manhattan’s Eighth Avenue was shut down.

A spokesman for New York City Transit said that there would be at least six weeks of shutdowns over the remainder of the year to upgrade the line’s “communication-based train control” system.

— Aaron Short

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