MTA offering free rides on the A and R trains this Tuesday

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, subway riders in the Rockaways and Brooklyn will get free fares on two lines hit hardest by the storm

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It's been just about a year since Hurricane Sandy, and the storm's effects are still being felt throughout the city. You need only look at the ongoing work to the G and R trains, for example, to see how badly the storm kicked the NYC subway's ass. (But hey, it'll at least be finished by next year. Probably.)

But there is some good transit news—for A and R train riders, anyway. Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that the usual subway fares will be waived at stations in the Rockaways and Brooklyn along those two lines. So if you take the R between Court St and Bay Ridge–95th St, or the A between Howard Beach–JFK Airport and the Rockaway peninsula, you're in luck!

The free fare will be in effect from 12:01am Tuesday morning through 11:59pm that night, and could affect as many as 95,000 riders.


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