A Train Returns To Rockaways

Hurricane-Sandy-Jamaica-Bay-Damaged-MTA-A-Train-tracks

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, A Train service was restored to the Rockaways on Thursday, the Daily News reported. The MTA spent $75 million to repair tracks and cleared 32,000 tons of debris. The line serves around 30,000 commuters each day. Meanwhile, local residents called on the city to continue operating a ferry from Manhattan to the Rockaways, which is about a half hour faster than the train. Mayor Bloomberg has committed to keeping the ferry until at least July, but service could be extended until Labor Day if ridership stays high.