Brooklyn in Brief - Subway Tunnel to Close

Brooklyn Currents | 7/13/2013 | 0 comments

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The closure of the Montague Tube
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to close a key subway tunnel linking Brooklyn and Manhattan for at least a year, in order to repair lingering damage from superstorm Sandy, the MTA says.

The closure of the Montague tube, which carries the R train beneath the mouth of the East River, will ffect tens of thousands of daily riders who commute on the R from southern Brooklyn.
Work on the Montague tube will likely begin in August, and is expected to last 12 to 14 months, an MTA official said.
The authority also plans to close might close the Greenpoint tunnel on the G train for 12 weekends this year, replacing service with a shuttle bus between Brooklyn and Queens. The tunnel likely will be closed during the summer of 2014 for additional repairs, the official said.

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