MTA repairs ongoing 1 year after Superstorm Sandy

Transit employees have so far dedicated 2.3 million hours to Sandy cleanup and repairs.

Transit employees have so far dedicated 2.3 million hours to Sandy cleanup and repairs. (10/29/13)

BROOKLYN - Superstorm Sandy crippled the city's subway system, and News 12 went underground to see how the repairs have progressed over the past year.

The Montague Tunnel, which connects Brooklyn with Manhattan, was completely flooded, leaving the tracks, signals and other electrical wiring seriously damaged. The tunnel has been closed since August as crews keep up the work on a 14-month restoration.

MTA officials had boarded up and sand bagged train station openings ahead of the storm, but 26 million gallons of water broke through many of those barriers shutting down 468 subway stops.

The MTA says it’s since created a new department dedicated to finding new ways to better protect the transit system against future natural disasters.

Transit employees have so far dedicated 2.3 million hours to Sandy cleanup and repairs.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when 1 Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play
2 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 3 Word on the Street: GPS devices
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 4 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty
VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day 5 VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

News 12 is revisiting some of the hardest Superstorm Sandy: 1 year later

News 12 is revisiting some of the hardest hit areas of the borough to see

The tunnel, which connects Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn, MTA video highlights Montague Tunnel Sandy repairs

The MTA has released new video that highlights ongoing work to rebuild the Montague Tunnel

The MTA is expecting all repairs to be R train not running in Manhattan for next 14 months

Many Brooklyn commuters are trying to get to work for the first time without the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE