Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted on: September 17th, 2020 at 5:01 am by

East Broadway station platform

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago.

The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the pumps, to alleviate any future flooding. In addition, crews will patch up dilapidated concrete structures (“bench walls”) rather than demolish and replace, a tactic learned during the repairs of the L Train tunnel.

To accomplish the project, F train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn will shut down on nights and weekends starting September 21. During these hours, the trains will be rerouted to the A/C line, between Borough Hall and West 4th Street.

Subway stations impacted by this infrastructure work include East Broadway and York Street.

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