A, C and F Trains to Undergo Sandy-Related Tunnel Repairs

By Trevor Kapp on April 1, 2014 1:26pm 

 The F, A and C trains will undergo Sandy-related repairs that could snarl weekend service in the future, the MTA said.
The F, A and C trains will undergo Sandy-related repairs that could snarl weekend service in the future, the MTA said.
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BROOKLYN — Straphangers will continue to feel the wrath of Hurricane Sandy for months to come.

Three additional subway lines are set to undergo Sandy-related repairs in the coming year, likely disrupting service across the boroughs on weekends, the MTA said Tuesday.

Portions of the A, C and F lines will be shut down over the course of several weekends in the future as crews work to rebuild damaged tubes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, an MTA spokesman said.

While the MTA couldn’t give an exact timeframe on when the repairs will begin or how long they will last, a spokesman said the work can’t get underway until crews finish rebuilding the R train tunnel beneath the East River, which has shut down all service between the Whitehall and Court Street stops.

That's expected to be completed by October, officials said.

Unlike the R train repairs, which are round-the-clock, MTA officials said the A/C and F train repairs "won't require round-the-clock work."

The latest round of repairs are expected to cost somewhere around $50 million and will focus on revamping the signals and improving tunnel lighting, a spokesman said.

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