Busy NYC subway tunnel to close for 18 months for repairs

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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