7 Train Service Resumes in Queens

By Julie Shapiro on November 1, 2012 8:53pm 

 A 7 train arrives at 82nd St. station at Jackson Heights.
A 7 train arrives at 82nd St. station at Jackson Heights.
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NEW YORK — Trains began running on part of the 7 line Friday after being offline since Hurricane Sandy hit Monday.

The 7 train was running through Queens from Main Street to 74th Street but will not yet travel into Manhattan.

The reopening was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an update on transportation restorations following Hurricane Sandy.

Earlier Thursday, the M train began running from Jamaica Center to 34th Street in Manhattan.

On Friday morning, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority planned to restore hourly Long Island Railroad service from Penn Station to Babylon and Huntington.

On Metro-North, trains were scheduled to begin running on the Hudson Line between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal Friday morning, along with Harlem Line trains between Grand Central and Southeast. Trains between Grand Central and Stamford on the New Haven Line were scheduled to resume by midday Friday. 

The Holland Tunnel was slated to partially reopen Friday morning, but only for buses, Cuomo said.

The MTA is also close to restoring 4/5 and F train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said.

The 4/5 and F tubes beneath the East River are both dry and ready to run trains as soon as electricity is restored to Lower Manhattan, Lhota said.

"It's our goal to continue adding [service] every day so we can get back to a complete system," Lhota said.

Amtrak is restoring limited service between Boston and Washington, D.C., via Penn Station Friday.

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