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9/3/2014



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MTA repairs Sandy-damaged subway tubes; NJ Transit fixes damaged Montclair-Boonton track


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) yesterday resumed regular weekday service on the G Line between Long Island City and the Greenpoint Tubes after completing resiliency repairs to the tubes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy nearly two years ago.

The tubes had been closed since July 25 so that crews could repair the structures, which were flooded with salt water to a height of 15 feet during the October 2012 storm.

MTA Department of Subways crews installed communication lines, installed new track and third rail, repositioned signals, rebuilt tunnel infrastructure and rehabilitated stations.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit restored regular rail service yesterday on the Montclair-Boonton Line following an Aug. 19 disruption caused by a slow-speed derailment.

The derailment occurred between Bay Street and the Walnut Street stations in Montclair, N.J. Since then, emergency track repairs were completed between the Bay Street and Montclair State University stations, NJ Transit officials said in a press release.

To accommodate the repairs, all Montclair-Boonton Line trains operated on a single track on a portion of the line.



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