Go inside the under-repair R-train tunnel (video)
Watch footage of the construction happening in the Downtown Brooklyn–lower Manhattan connector, scheduled for completion in October 2014
Tue Oct 22 2013
Screenshot via MTA
As many R, G and 1 train riders already know, the New York City subway system is still suffering from the "Sandy hangover." The road to recovery is ongoing for many lines, and the MTA just released a new video detailing the construction work happening in the Montague tunnel. The underground passage, which connects Brooklyn to Manhattan via the R train, was hit with 75 feet of seawater after the hurricane, destroying tracks, fans and all of the electrical equipment.
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In the video embedded below, check out an interview with an NYC transit worker as he explains the damage, plus footage of the under-construction subway tunnel. The MTA plans to be rebuilding for the next year.