October 4 - 7
|Installed 6,200 feet of communication and
|Installed more than 10,000 feet of
|Installed 4 new signal boxes.|
• 2 Weekends to go in 2013
Fixing the Greenpoint Tubes
The Greenpoint underwater tubes flooded to a height of 15 feet during Superstorm Sandy. The flooding resulted in salt water corroding the power cables, rails, and fasteners, raising the potential for future service delays. Ventilation, lighting, pump control, and signal communication systems were destroyed. While temporary repairs were made after the storm, all of these vital systems need permanent repairs. Fix & Fortify work will restore and rebuild components in the Greenpoint Tubes to restore reliable train service, and, where feasible, add resilient features to make the line less vulnerable to future severe weather events.
Work commences with this 12-weekend effort in 2013, with a second phase of work to follow in 2014. Given the current state of this critically important, but unseen infrastructure, we need to make full repairs to the Line’s Greenpoint tubes. By doing so for twelve weekends, over the course of six months, we can get work done more efficiently when ridership is the lightest.
Get more information about our work in the Greenpoint Tubes, plus the full calendar of service changes here.
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