R train tunnel work ahead of schedule

R train tunnel work ahead of schedule
Superstorm Sandy repairs on the R train tunnel will be finished earlier than expected, according to an MTA official. Repairs ...

Superstorm Sandy repairs on the R train tunnel will be finished earlier than expected, according to an MTA official. Repairs …

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks smiles enroute to an easy first half dunk against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 in New York City.
Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks smiles enroute to an easy first half dunk against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 in New York City. Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri / Michael Pisarri

Superstorm Sandy repairs on the R train tunnel will be finished earlier than expected, according to an MTA official.

Repairs on the Montague tunnel, which carries the R train between Manhattan and Brooklyn, were expected to be finished in October, but the work is ahead of schedule, John O’Grady of NYC Transit told the MTA board earlier this week.

The tunnel has been closed since August.

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