Subway service continues to roll out, but L and G trains still out of service
As the majority of the subway system continues to trickle back into service, riders of the G and L lines are still out of luck.
The L remains severely crippled, running only to seven stops between Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction, while the G remains completely suspended.
The MTA finished pumping the water out of both lines Tuesday morning, but the assessing damage in the their respective tunnels may take some time.
"There's a lot of aspects to the tunnels that need to be inspected," said MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan. "Rails, third rails, signals, switches, electrical components, we need to run test trains through them, all of that and more," he said, declining to give a timetable for when service may be restored.
The R and Z trains are the only other lines with heavy suspensions, and the Battery Tunnel is still completely closed. The midtown tunnel has one lane open for buses during rush hour.
A train service to upper Manhattan was restored Tuesday, as well as limited B train service Bedford Park Boulevard in the Bronx and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
The Holland Tunnel will be open for all commuter traffic Wednesday, and the Queens-Midtown tunnel will have one lane open for buses during rush hour.
Still, morning commutes citywide were harried, with massive delays that warranted NYPD supervision at some station, the Daily News reported.