R Train Service Resumes Friday Between Manhattan and Brooklyn

By Nina Mandell on December 20, 2012 4:19pm 

 R train service will be restored between Brooklyn and Manhattan by Friday.
R train service will be restored between Brooklyn and Manhattan by Friday.
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NEW YORK CITY — Brooklyn and Manhattan will finally be fully connected again by subway in time for Friday's rush hour.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday afternoon that the R train will be fully operational for the morning commute, nearly two months after service was disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. Straphangers had been forced to take alternate routes after the heavily-used line was badly flooded. 

The line will be restored, according to Cuomo, between the Jay Street-Metro Tech station  in Brooklyn and Manhattan's Whitehall Street station.

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