NEW YORK (AP) — An East River tunnel that carries one of New York City’s most crowded subway lines will be closed for a year and a half starting in January 2019.
Transit officials tell The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2aayj1m ) that several alternatives are being considered for tens of thousands of L train riders between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
They include extra subway service on nearby lines and a new bus and ferry service. Cars also could be added to trains on the G line.
All five L train stops in Manhattan will close. L trains will continue to operate in Brooklyn between the Williamsburg and Canarsie neighborhoods.
The tunnel was badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com
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