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Hipster L & G Trains are Up and Running! Brooklyn-Manhattan Transportation Update November 8, 2012

By November 8, 2012

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Thursday, Nov. 8:

  • Driving: Gas rationing established by emergency order of the Mayor.
  • Trains: Service resumes on L and G trains to Manhattan. Full service between Canarsie - Rockaway Parkway and 8th Ave resumed. So Williamsburg and Greenpoint are reconnected!
  • Tunnels: The dear old Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) which was, in the MTA's words, "overcome by tidal surges" during Hurricane Sandy remains closed. The tunnel was flooded roadway to ceiling with more than 90-million gallons of water. Better news if you want to go to Queens: Queens Midtown Tunnel, which was flooded from roadway to ceiling following Hurricane Sandy, will reopen to passenger vehicles only in time for Friday morning's rush hour.
  • Bus service: operating on a regular weekday schedule.
  • Weekend: Some service may be delayed or detoured due to downed trees and wires caused by yesterday's Nor'easter.
  • Access-a-Ride: regular service in all five NYC boroughs.
  • Long Island Rail Road: operating on a modified schedule on all branches except the Long Beach Branch.


November 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm
(1) Clare says:

MTA site says all shuttle buses are no longer running btwn Brooklyn and Manhattan (as of noon Sat 3rd Nov) now that 4,5 trains are running.
Is there going to be any form of transportation over the Williamsburg bridge? How to get from Hewes St to Manhattan? These 2+hr journeys are killing me.

November 4, 2012 at 11:08 am
(2) Kevin D says:

As of Sunday morning, November 4, the L train and M train are not going to NYC. While they are stopping short of going over, there are shuttle buses going from the HEWES STREET M/J station (elevated Broadway station) into the city, and uptown along 3rd avenue.

You’ll have to get to the Hewes Street station to cross the river.

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