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MTA: ROCKAWAY SERVICE TO RESUME MAY 30

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From the MTA Website:

 

 

On May 16, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced service on the storm-damaged Rockaway line of the a.png train will resume May 30 after an all-out, six-month MTA effort to rebuild the 3.5 mile-long stretch of the Rockaway flats including 1,500 feet of washed out tracks, replace miles of signal, power and communications wires, and rehabilitate two stations that were completely flooded. The new work included installing two miles of corrugated marine steel sheet wall 30 feet into the soft soil of the right-of-way along Jamaica Bay to protect the track against future washouts and ensure the line is ready to handle future coastal storms.

 

 

Read the full story here: http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/RockawayOngoingRecoveryWork.htm

 

While they're just barely missing Memorial Day weekend, this is nonetheless fantastic news, and no doubt will come as a sorely needed measure of relief to still-suffering citizens of the Rockaways. 

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That day will be my first time that I will ride the (A) between Brooklyn and the Rocks.

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Well then, it seems the (H) train will never make it to Beach 116th Street.

It did as the round robin shuttle, but yeah, if B116th isn't ready, it's a shame to not being able to get from Far Rock to B116th via the wye.

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Did you see a link that Beach 116th St will be closed?  The article mentions restoration of the S shuttle, so I would assume that means between Broad Channel and Beach 116th St?

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Say goodbye to the rest of the fareboxless Orion V CNGs! 

I see they put the ADA strip at Broad Channel and renovated the mezanine

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Did you see a link that Beach 116th St will be closed?  The article mentions restoration of the S shuttle, so I would assume that means between Broad Channel and Beach 116th St?

 

I believe you misread the poster's intentions on the (H).

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Did you see a link that Beach 116th St will be closed?  The article mentions restoration of the S shuttle, so I would assume that means between Broad Channel and Beach 116th St?

You're getting confused between the normal Rockaway S shuttle and the current H shuttle. Yes, the article mentions restoration of the S shuttle, and your assumption is correct. But restoring the S will eliminate the H, and so fans of the H are hoping that Beach 116 will open before May 30. It's May 17 now - not much time left until the demise of the H.

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whats wrong with that?

Well from what I hear, T/O's are NOT a fan of the 90+ minute trip from 207th to the Rockaways. Not to mention, now a few aren't getting OPTO pay either. 

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LOL I've still never worked a 207 to Far Rockaway trip (nor a 207 to Lefferts trip!). This will change on 6/30/13.

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I've waited six long months and finally will ride straight into the rockaways. Any photos of how it looks between Howard Beach to Broad Channel including the bridges.

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I've waited six long months and finally will ride straight into the rockaways. Any photos of how it looks between Howard Beach to Broad Channel including the bridges.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151384597444091&set=a.10151384597239091.1073741828.250313209090&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/MTA.info?fref=ts

http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/RockawayOngoingRecoveryWork.htm

 

That should answer part of your question

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Would've been cool if the MTA installed cbtc equipment while they're rebuilding but it wouldent have been cost effective... Anyways great news for you queens riders

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I'm disappointed all the trains were signed up as S, but meh I just wanted to ride on the wye anyway. So that was accomplished as well as riding the long ass bus shuttle. Nice to see some A trains stopping at Far Rock and seeing trains running towards B116th. So I think everything seems set for tomorrow's reopening.

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