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On November 1, 2012, subway tunnels under the East River remained out of service after they were flooded during Hurricane Sandy. As a temporary means to allow people across the East River, 330 shuttle buses connected subway and LIRR customers at Barclays Center, MetroTech, and Hewes St. with destinations in Manhattan.


Crews are working 24 hours a day to pump millions of gallons of seawater out the flooded tunnels, then walk the tunnels to inspect tracks, third rail, and signals and make repairs as needed.


Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

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Taken on November 1, 2012