MTA to Suspend a Few Stops at End of the Line of the D Train to Fortify against Storms

MTA to Suspend a Few Stops at End of the Line of the D Train to Fortify against Storms
     The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be suspending service of a few stops at the end of the line of the D train in South Brooklyn from Sept. 18 to Jan. 3 to better fortify the subway against storms as fierce as Superstorm Sandy.
     For three months, MTA workers will be working on the subway line between Bay 50th Street and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to add to the line: flood walls, flood gates, drainage, and pump stations.


     During the D train’s temporary shutdown of the end of the line, free shuttle buses will run between those stops.


     “Superstorm Sandy showed us that we need to ensure that all of our NYC Transit facilities need to be protected, resilient and fortified against future natural disasters,” said New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano. “The Coney Island Yard Complex is key to maintain the structure and integrity of our subway system.”


     The MTA will also be enhancing the Coney Island Yard, which includes three train yards and 881 subway cars, and is one of the largest mass transit yards in North America.


     The complex also includes car wash, maintenance, and repair facilities, as well as substations, signal towers, and power and communications cables that support the subway’s operations.


     The South Brooklyn subway fortification project, which is part of the city's capital program, will be managed by MTA Construction and Development.

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