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The M line is shutting down four stations next year

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Photograph: Laura Gallant

Another year, another string of subway headaches—and this time around, it's not just hel(L) train riders who need to watch out. Nope, M-line commuters get ready for delays, delays, delays! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be axing M-line service between Myrtle-Wyckoff and Middle Village-Metropolitan tentatively starting summer 2017. That's four stations at the end of the line, so anyone traveling from Bushwick or Ridgewood (about 60,000 people, apparently) will need to get creative and find some new routes of transport.

The pain begins with a two-month rehab of a bridge that carries M trains over a rail yard. Over the following eight months, the MTA will be demolishing a viaduct, during which time a shuttle train will be instituted to replace the lost service.  The planned repairs are prepping the subway line for increased traffic during the upcoming apocalypse we're all dreading: the fabled L-line closure which could potentially last years. Only uberPool can save us now.


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