A new luxury shuttle service wants to help commuters during the L train shutdown

Members get to ride to work with WiFi and snacks.

(The New L)

(BROOKLYN, NY) — While Brooklyn commuters are dreading the shutdown of the L train in 2019, there’s a new startup ready to save the day.

Come April, the L train will shut down between 8th Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn for 15 months to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. “The New L,” a high-end shuttle service, wants to provide stranded L train commuters with a luxurious alternative.

The shuttle service will offer Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans decked out with professional chauffeurs, WiFi, phone chargers, and snacks.

“We’ll be launching when the line shuts down, and we’ll continue to operate until there’s a suitable solution provided by the MTA,” Said the company’s founder and president, Jaime Getto.

For $155 a month members will be provided a single, one-way ride every weekday morning.

As for now, the fee only covers a trip into Manhattan, but Getto hopes to soon provide return trips as well as rides to subway stations.

The startup already has a waitlist of around 500 North Brooklyn commuters, and with more than a few months before the shutdown, there is still plenty of time to catch the attention of others. With different subway lines, additional buses, ferries, and bikes as alternatives, a high-end ride to work sounds very appealing.

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