The MTA is hoping to ease overcrowding and decrease wait times with the addition of 98 weekly, round trips on the L subway line.
The added service which began Sunday, includes sixteen round trips added each weekday with eleven round trips on Saturday and seven round trips on Sunday.
"This is a perfect example of how our commitment of capital dollars to improve our signal system directly impacts the safety and quality of our service," said MTA NYCT President Thomas F. Prendergast. "
The continuously growing population in Brooklyn was cited as one of the primary reasons for the additional service.
The added service breaks down in the following ways for commuters:
· Customers during the a.m. rush hour can expect a train every three minutes, up from every 3 ½ minutes;
· Weekday customers traveling midday can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 7 ½ minutes;
· Saturday evening customers can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 7 ½ minutes; and
· Sunday evening customers can expect a train every six minutes, up from every 8 ½