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Full service restored to J, Z lines after Sandy
NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit, full service has been restored on the J and Z subway lines.
Service has resumed at the Fulton and Broad street stations in Lower Manhattan.
The trains already resumed running between Jamaica Center-Parsons Archer and Chambers Street, short two stops of its usual terminal at Broad Street.
This service suspension was necessary to allow workers to repair hundreds of signal wires damaged during the storm when a third rail cable fire melted the signal cables, knocking out the Broad Street interlocking. Repairs included splicing in new signal wires and conducting engineering tests to certify all circuits and systems are working as designed.
On Monday, the Broadway R subway line was extended to Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan, marking the first time since Sandy that the R line was operating south of 34th Street.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota said transit workers continue to work around the clock to restore R service between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
R Line service to Brooklyn is expected to resume by late December.
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