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Subway shuttle running in the Rockaways

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MTA crews partially dismantled R32 subway cars and loaded them onto trucks to transport them to the Rockaway Peninsula (Photo by Patrick Cashin | MTA) MTA crews partially dismantled R32 subway cars and loaded them onto trucks to transport them to the Rockaway Peninsula (Photo by Patrick Cashin | MTA)
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The MTA is operating a free subway shuttle service on the Rockaway Peninsula until proper service can be restored along the damaged line.

Superstorm Sandy caused extensive damage to signal systems and tracks along the A train line in the Rockaways.

Over the course of four nights, MTA crews partially dismantled 20 R-32 subway cars, loaded them onto flatbed trucks in Ozone Park, Queens, drove them over the Cross Bay-Veterans Memorial Bridge, and then reassembled them on the rails at the Rockaway Park-Beach 116 station, the MTA said.

"The A train tracks from Howard Beach to the Rockaways were almost completely destroyed by the storm, and replacing them is a tremendous undertaking," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "While that work continues, this new shuttle service will help improve travel for people in the Rockaways who are still recovering from Sandy's effects."

The new shuttle -- called the H train -- runs every 15 minutes between the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station and the Beach 90-Holland station, the MTA said. The shuttle runs along a connection called Hammels Wye, which is normally not used for passenger service.

Riders can take the H to the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station and then transfer to the free shuttle bus the Howard Beach station on the A train.

Service began Tuesday, November 20, at 4 a.m. and will run daily from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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