R Train Service Resumes Friday Between Manhattan and Brooklyn
By Nina Mandell on December 20, 2012 4:19pm
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.