A, C and F trains are up next for Sandy-related closures
Here’s your weekly transit report, in which we update you on the MTA’s mysterious workings so that you can plan ahead
Thu Apr 3 2014
Recovery from that bitch Sandy continues to crawl along in our venerable subway tunnels. As you know, the G, R and 7 trains are still undergoing repairs since facing the storm's wrath, and now, the MTA has announced that the A, C and F trains are up next for a post-Sandy fix-up—which, of course, means closures. Fun! The repairs entail patching up the damaged Cranberry (A and C trains) and Rutgers (F train) tunnels that connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, which require better lighting and revamped signals since they were flooded.
While exact timing has yet to be announced, the work won't begin until reconstruction of the R train's Montague tunnel is completed in October (supposedly). So, you can count on weekend disruptions on the A, C and F lines late this year or in early 2015. And after that? Well, the Sandy hangover will carry on—the 2, 3 and L tubes were also damaged by saltwater.
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In other public-transport news, the MTA has announced expanded bus service beginning this weekend. The M8 line, which covers the East Village and West Village, is launching weekend service, and Queens residents are getting more Q31 (also starting weekend service) and Q77 (launching Sunday service) buses. You're welcome!
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