Date For Complete L Train Shutdown Confirmed?

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The L train could be completely closed for up to three years from 2019.

The Manhattan to Brooklyn line – which is used by almost 300,000 New Yorkers every day – is in dire need of repairs after Hurricane Sandy caused serious damage from corrosive salt water in 2012.

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Flood damage in the Canarsie tunnel in 2012 [Capital New York]
No official statement has been released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority but board meeting documents suggest their planned timeline for the Canarsie tunnel begins in the first quarter of 2019.

Almost three miles of track, and six miles of cables need repairing. On top of the general repairs, new elevators are planned for the Bedford Ave. and First Ave. stations and USB charging is set to be installed. More WiFi coverage is also planned.


Featured cover image: New York Post

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