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Hurricane Sandy-damaged subway tunnel closing for repairs

June 5, 2013 2:21:58 PM PDT
A New York City subway tunnel that was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be closed for long-term repairs beginning in the summer.

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

The closure will affect the R train, which carries tens of thousands of riders between Manhattan and southern Brooklyn.

Salt from storm surges heavily damaged electronic components in the subway tunnels and is still causing corrosion.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority also plans to close a tunnel used by the G train between Brooklyn and Queens for 12 weekends this year.


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