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Smorgasburg vendor to save weekend L-train commuters with an inter-borough shuttle bus

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Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo

No, the L train isn't done ruining our lives just yet: The travel nightmare continues for five more weekends, with zero service between Bedford and Eighth Avenues now through May 17. We can't say we're surprised—it is the (hel)L train, after all. While there may not be light at the end of that tunnel (sorry, we had to), there is still hope for Smorg-lovers!

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To soften the blow and keep the crowds coming to the open-air food flea, a problem-solving Smorgasburg vendor has struck up a shuttle to and from the market. Through a partnership with charter bus company Skedaddle, newbie vendor Big Mozz will offer transport every 90 minutes on Saturdays between Union Square and Williamsburg from 11am through the end of the day. You'll have to buy a ticket to get on (bus operators will have Square card readers), which will go for about $7 or $8 each way. "We want to make it accessible for people and make it a spur-of-the-moment type of thing," Big Mozz founder Matt Gallira told Gothamist

Those looking to save their dough for, well, Dough and the food flea's new eats, there are a few other routes via the East River Ferry and G, J, and M trains, but other than that you're stuck walking or taking a cab.

UPDATE, 4/16 @ 6:55pm: Big Mozz tipped us off that tickets for the shuttle are now set at $5. The Union Square pick-up point is at Brother Jimmy's (116 East 16th Street), where drinks will be served at 15 percent off while you wait for the bus.

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