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MTA's R Train Repairs to Begin Friday

MTA's R Train Repairs to Begin Friday

(Lauren Evans) Straphangers who rely on the R train are in for a rough 14 months starting this Friday, as the MTA works to repair the damage left over from that vicious harpy Sandy.

On weekdays:
From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, the R will run in two sections, from Forest Hills-71st Street in Queens to Whitehall Street in Manhattan, and from Court Street to Bay Ridge-95th Street in Brooklyn. The estimated 65,000 daily riders affected will be accommodated by trains running between Brooklyn and Manhattan on the 2/3/4/5/A/B/C/D/F/N and Q lines, all of which are accessible from the R train’s final four stations in Brooklyn.

On weekends:
From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the R will be re-routed over the Manhattan Bridge serving all stations with the exception of Court Street and Jay-Street-MetroTech in Brooklyn and the City Hall, Cortlandt, Rector, and Whitehall Street stations in Lower Manhattan.

Late nights:
The N, which is normally re-routed through the tunnel to replace the R, will instead continue to operate over the Manhattan Bridge at all times.

Got it? You can look see the whole layout on the MTA's website here.

Read More: Gothamist

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Spencer Platt

 

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