Ten minutes a train for lettered lines
The MTA will space all lettered trains except for the L to run on 10-minute intervals on weekends starting in June.
The A, E, G, J, M and Q trains currently average an 8-minute wait. Meanwhile, the straphangers on the C, D, F, N and R, will find quicker service since these lines currently run at 12-minute intervals.
Officials yesterday said the schedule reflects the delays most straphangers already endure because of weekend construction.
All were trying to do is put on paper what people are already experiencing, said New York City Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges.The proposal is expected to save the MTA $4.5 million.
Board member Andrew Albert argued that the plan will cause riders to further suffer on the weekends.
Its a major service cut for folks, Albert said.
The change will not affect the numbered lines.