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Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work  
A subway C subway Weekend Work
in the Cranberry Tubes
A subway C subway trains are rerouted via the F subway in both directions between W 4 St and
Jay St-MetroTech

E subway and J subway trains provide alternate service

The 83-year-old Cranberry tubes, which carry A subway and C subway trains under the East River between High Street in Brooklyn and Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan, were heavily damaged as a result of the waters that surged into the system during the unprecedented 2012 Superstorm Sandy weather event. More than 1.5 million gallons of salt water invaded the nearly 5,800 foot-long tubes, damaging tracks, signals, pumping equipment, electrical, and switching equipment.

Though temporary repair work permitted its safe return to service relatively quickly, an exhaustive examination of systems and components determined that the facility was in need of significant permanent repair, upgrade, and fortification against future storms.

This vital project is part of an overall multi-year effort to fix and fortify MTA assets damaged during Sandy. This weekend work on the Cranberry Tubes will continue in 2016 with the goal of substantial completion by March, 2017.

Track Work

2016 Cranberry Tubes $96.7 million Sandy Recovery Work includes:

  • Power and communications cables and duct repairs
  • Pump room and equipment hardening
  • Fan Plant rehabilitation
  • Substation rehabilitation
  • Circuit breaker house restoration
  • Signals repair


11:45 PM Friday
to 5 AM Monday
2016 Dates
(click below for accomplishments)
2015 Accomplishments: click here to review our accomplishments from 2015.
Wheelchair accessible
These service changes affect one or more ADA accessible stations. Please call 511 for help with planning your trip. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay.
Stay Informed

While not expected, dates are subject to change.
  • To learn more about these and other weekend changes, visit The Weekender and use TripPlanner+, view planned service change information, and to sign-up for free e-mail and text alerts.

  • Look for posters and brochures at affected stations.

  • Deaf/hard of hearing customers: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay to reach 511. If you cannot be connected for any reason, you can ask the representative to connect you to 511 via the following phone number: 877-690-5116.
Planned Service Changes
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