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Lorimer St Station | Brooklyn

Updated: 9/3/19

Because the L will run with reduced service nights and weekends starting April 26, 2019, through summer 2020, we're enhancing service on the M, G and 7. To connect you to these options, we're adding M14A service in Manhattan and offering free transfers for Williamsburg neighborhood buses (Q54, B62, B24). Use this page to learn about your service options and construction updates happening at this station.

Things to Know

L service runs normally during the busiest times on weekdays at Lorimer St Station. If you're planning to use the L on nights and weekends:

  • Plan ahead: With trains every 20 minutes to Manhattan, you might not be able to board the first train depending on how many other customers are waiting. If you miss the first train, it's faster for the majority of customers to take alternatives.
  • Watch your step: Lorimer St Station will be crowded at certain times. Our staff and NYPD will be there to manage potential lines.
  • You have options: G trains are just down the corridor, and M and J are in the neighborhood and run more frequently than the L. 
  • Extra Brooklyn-only L train runs between Canarsie Rockaway-Parkway and Lorimer St: If you're traveling in Brooklyn on the L, you'll have an extra train that's Brooklyn-bound, giving you a train every 10 minutes. 
  • Don't board a train that says "Lorimer St" if you want to get to Manhattan: If you're in Brooklyn and want to get to Manhattan, wait for the "Manhattan" train instead of getting on the "Lorimer" one and transferring.

Service at Lorimer St Station

The L will still be running at Lorimer St Station at all times, just less frequently during nights and weekends. This station is also part of the Metropolitan Av-Lorimer St Station complex with connections to the G train. Use this guide to know what's happening when:

Part of the Week

Time of Day


Best Travel Option


5 AM to 8 PM

Regular L frequency

Use the L


8 PM to 10 PM

8-9 PM every 5 minutes 9-9:30 PM every 12 minutes 9:30-10 PM: gradual transition to every 20 minutes

Plan ahead for longer than usual trip times or consider alternatives


10 PM to 1:30 AM

Reduced L frequency, L trains to Brooklyn are every 10 minutes

Plan ahead for longer than usual trip times or consider alternatives


1:30 AM to 5 AM

Regular L frequency (every 20 minutes)

Use the L


6 AM to 1:30 AM

Reduced L frequency; L trains to Brooklyn are every 10 minutes

Plan ahead with alternatives if Manhattan-bound; L trains will be crowded and with potential wait times to board

Weekend nights

1:30 AM to 6 AM

Regular L frequency (every 20 minutes)

Use the L

Alternate Service

Service change effective Sunday, September 1, 2019: Use the B62, B24 and Q54 to make a free connection between several stops in the Williamsburg neighborhood and the local subway stations (Marcy Av J/M, Lorimer St G/L, Bedford Av L). Learn more

During the busiest hours on weekends, the L will run every 20 minutes while alternate subway and bus options run more frequently:

  • G every 8 minutes (in-station transfer)
  • M every 8 minutes
  • J every 10 minutes
  • 7 every 4 minutes
  • M14 A/D combined will run every 3 minutes

Travel Guides

Using alternate service on nights and weekends will often be faster than waiting for the L. Here are some trip plans for common destinations:


L first train during low ridership times (assumes a 10 minute wait)

L during busy ridership times (assumes waiting for second train)

Using alternate subway and bus options

Recommended alternate route

Union Square




M > 6

Rockefeller Center





Grand Central




G > 7

Station Improvements

We completed work in the Metropolitan Av-Lorimer St complex in February 2019. This includes:

  • Completely refurbished one section of the mezzanine and rebuilt another one
  • Added a total of nine new staircases, including reopening two street stairs
  • Opened a new set of turnstiles
  • Installed new digital screens, Help Points, and other signage

Learn more about L Project construction