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MTA Increases Frequency Of L Trains, But FASTRACK To Cause Disruptions This Week

FASTRACK Disruption (Credit: CBS 2)

FASTRACK Disruption (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Speedier service is in place on Sunday for Brooklyn subway riders.

Starting this weekend, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stepped up the frequency of L Trains by adding 98 more round trips a week. The agency estimates less than five-minute wait times for trains during rush hour, and less than 10-minute wait times at night.

The new service will cost the MTA $1.7 million a year.

But it’s not all good news for mass-transit riders.

The Lexington Avenue subway line will be hit with major service disruptions this week. Starting on Monday night, the MTA’s FASTRACK maintenance program will resumes on the 4, 5 and 6 lines.

What does that mean for riders, exactly?

For four nights — from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. — service will be suspended between Grand Central Terminal and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn in both directions.

Are you in favor of the MTA’s FASTRACK program, or are the service disruptions not worth it? Be heard in the comments section below…