BMT Fourth Ave Line Brooklyn "N" Express Tracks Closure

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BMT Fourth Ave Line Brooklyn "N" Express Tracks Closure

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:38 pm

Express N tunnel will shut for one year of emergency repairs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will shut the express subway tunnel between 36th and 59th street stations for a full year starting in spring of next year to repair rusted beams that are at risk of collapsing, according to members of Community Board 7.

Storm water has corroded the so-called “T beams” that support the tunnel, and workers must replace the buttresses between 40th and 58th streets, according to board members familiar with the plan.
“This is work that needs to be done — that’s the bottom line. There’s profound deterioration of the center support structure of the tunnel for these 18 blocks. There is no choice in the matter, because it’s going to cave in on itself,” said Jasie.

A spokesman for the authority denied that the agency is telling community board members that the tunnel is in such bad shape.

“Unbelievab­le. Where do you guys get this stuff, or do you just make it up along the way?” said agency spokesman Kevin Ortiz. “The tunnel is NOT on the verge of ‘caving in’ as you so eloquently state, and there is no danger to our customers.”
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Re: BMT Fourth Ave Line Brooklyn "N" Express Tracks Closure

Postby DogBert » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:57 pm

I wonder where they will move the R trains that used to lay up in there overnight now...
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Re: BMT Fourth Ave Line Brooklyn "N" Express Tracks Closure

Postby rr503 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Maybe they'll lay up between 36-Atlantic Barclays. No exp service at night...

But jeez. That civic group needs to get a grip.
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