Yesterday afternoon the L train returned, finally connecting North Brooklyn and Manhattan after the subways shut down due to Hurricane Sandy. The East River subway tunnel had been flooded as high as 15 feet for its entire length of 3,400 feet. Above, the video released by the MTA documenting the cleanup effort. Gothamist noted yesterday that trains were running 10 minutes apart. How was the commute this morning? The L was one of the last remaining subway lines to get up and running, but there’s still major subway damage in the Rockaways and along the Sea Beach Line. Here are pictures of the current damage to the A line in the Rockaways. The MTA has set up shuttle trains there but has given no timeline for full restoration of the A line.
The L Train Is Running In And Out Of Manhattan Again! [Gothamist]