Greenpoint Tube Repair Work Progresses
Greenpoint Tube repair work continued to advance through the first weekend in October as dozens of workers performed varied tasks throughout the length of the underwater subway tubes connecting Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens.
Beginning late Friday night and wrapping up early Monday morning, New York City Transit employees and contractors installed 6,200 feet of communications and power cable inside the tube. Workers also installed 10,000 feet of new signal cables and four signal boxes.
Nine of the subway system’s 14 under river tubes were damaged to varying degrees during the storm, with the Montague and Greenpoint tubes hit the hardest. Though service was restored in the wake of the storm, the damage caused by the corrosive effects of the salt water requires the removal and replacement of tracks, cables, systems and equipment.
The Greenpoint work is being performed over several weekends during which service is suspended between Greenpoint Av and 21 St. Customers traveling between Brooklyn and Queens can take a free shuttle bus, which links the two operating segments of the line.
The next round of work is scheduled for the weekend of December 6 - 9. Rounding out the year, there will be one weekend closure after that.
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