| trains are rerouted via the in both directions between W 4 St and
and trains provide alternate service
The 83-year-old Cranberry tubes, which carry and 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.
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