NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, full R line service between Manhattan and Brooklyn has resumed.
R trains started rolling again through the Montague Tunnel Monday morning.
The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012. The cost of the reconstruction project was $250 million.
Officials said it was completed one month ahead of schedule and $60 million under budget.
The massive repairs, funded by the Federal Transit Administration, included 11,000 feet of new track and 30,000 feet of new concrete.
Repairs also included replacing everything from cables to the signal system.Comments