While online and print publications kicked up their heels about the L train and G train being out of commission after Sandy, little was said of the N train. It’s not that we in Bensonhurst aren’t loud, it’s just that for whatever reason, there have few solid announcements from the MTA regarding the progress of the repair work.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices released a statement saying that the N line was back in commission as of Friday. Here’s the text:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 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.”
However, we’ve been hearing rumors that the train did not run as planned over the weekend. The change in commute has been a massive pain in the neck for residents who rely on the N line and for their sake, we hope that the train is running as Cuomo’s offices state.
“I can’t take one more day of having a three hour commute each way,” wrote Jenn, a Bensonhurst local.
Folks out there, if you catch an N train, please let us know. Otherwise, we’ll have to keep pestering the MTA for information.