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    I didn't know about the tunnel problems. I think it was the R line el train that I used to take when I lived in Astoria-Long Island City, Queens long ago, but they change the letters on the trains. Are they re-routing subways affected by the tunnel closures, or have they been shut down and replaced by buses? What I was really wondering about was how all those old electrical cables and circuits that went under salt water got saved from total destruction, and why they are not blowing out constantly now. Salt water is generally not considered helpful for electrical wiring, and the subways are all electric, and mostly very old.

    Wait till the next Super Sandy, or if one of the old and poorly maintained bridges or traffic tunnels or water tunnels or the whole subway system has to shut down. Sea level NYC is very vulnerable...but then so is the whole country, completely dependent on a tenuous and antiquated and poorly maintained power grid, complex and vulnerable drinking water delivery systems, long distance food delivery, tens of millions of hostile bipeds, etc.
     
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    Superstorm Sandy repairs could affect New York City subways for years to come



    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The massive boardwalk fire on the Jersey shore was blamed on electrical wires corroded by flooding from Superstorm Sandy, and that same problem's going to be a headache for New York City subway riders.
    Nine of the city's 14 underwater tunnels were damaged by flooding, and necessary repairs could force closures for years to come.
    The worst hit tunnels, on the R and G lines, are currently under repair.
    Other tunnels, particularly in lower Manhattan, will also face shutdowns in the future to fix salt water contamination and corroded equipment.
    Additionally this year, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast says that tunnels flooded in lower Manhattan are subject to closure at night and on weekends for repairs.
    Work already is under way at the flooded Montague and Greenpoint tubes.
    Prendergast spoke at a breakfast of the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission on Tuesday.

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