Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Closing For Repairs

Originally posted on CBS New York:

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A subway tunnel that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy will be closed for long-term repairs beginning in the summer.

Salt from storm surges heavily damaged electronic components in the Montague tube under the East River and is still causing corrosion.

The closure will affect the R train, which carries tens of thousands of riders between Manhattan and southern Brooklyn, meaning no service between Jay Street-MetroTech and Whitehall-South Ferry, meaning more crowding on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, D, F, N and Q trains, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported.

The work will likely begin in August and is expected to last 12 to 14 months, transit officials said.

“It’s very close to almost building a tunnel from scratch,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chair Appointee Tom Prendergast told WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane on Wednesday.

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