Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has restored service to the stretch of N line service along the Sea Beach Line in Brooklyn. N trains are now running from Coney Island-Stillwell Ave. to 8th Avenue in Brooklyn, restoring full service on the N from Coney Island to Ditmars Blvd. in Queens.
N trains resumed service to and from Coney Island within the last hour. The entire corridor sustained serious damage to signals and other infrastructure. MTA crews worked around the clock to replace and inspect 10 train stop mechanisms, 20 relays and other vital train detection equipment.
Our workers continue to work hard to restore service and provide our customers with additional travel options, said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota. However, much work remains to restore service in the Rockaways and other parts of the system which were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
The A line in the Rockaways and South Ferry 1 suffered extensive damage. The Montague Street tube is dry and workers are now in the process of assessing the damage and making all necessary repairs to restore R service from Brooklyn into Lower Manhattan. Work also continues to extend 1 train service to Rector Street and restoring service on the JZ south of Chambers Street. There is no timetable for the return of service to each of these segments of the system, but track workers and crews will continue to work 24/7 to restore service as quickly as possible.
For up to date MTA travel information, please log on to mta.info and look for special Rockaway updates. Customers are urged to use the Trip Planner+ tool on the website to plan their trips, which takes into account all ongoing service outages through the system.