R Train Tunnel Might Reopen Sooner

For quite some time now, R Train riders in Lower Manhattan & Downtown Brooklyn have been affected by the closure of the tunnel between the 2 boroughs due to Hurricane Sandy repair work.

However some good news might finally be on the horizon as according to the MTA, the work might reopen due to work being completed ahead of schedule. Pete Donohue of the NY Daily News has more:

The R train tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn may open a bit sooner than scheduled, a transit official said Monday.

The project is now “on schedule to meet or beat the October deadline,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Adam Lisberg said Monday.

Click here for the complete story.

This would be a huge relief as the tunnel closing has made it quite inconvenient to travel in Lower Manhattan & Downtown Brooklyn for many riders. I know it has done so for me when I needed to travel to certain establishments for business purposes.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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