NYC’s Busy L Subway Tunnel Will Close for 18 Months in 2019

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  • Canarsie Tube damaged by Sandy could cost $800 million to fix
  • Repairs will disrupt commutes for about 300,000 passengers

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to shut down a subway tunnel for 18 months on its L train that carries passengers under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, disrupting schedules for as many as 300,000 commuters a day beginning in January 2019.

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