G Train Service Resumes After Sandy Repairs

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    NBC 4 New York

    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens.

    The return of service comes as the MTA reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Sandy.

    The tunnel, at the north end of the line, was flooded with 3 million gallons of salt water during the storm. The salt water submerged tracks, power cables and other equipment, leaving behind a corroded mess.

    The tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time.

    The tunnel was inundated by 15 feet of water as the storm swept through the city in the fall of 2012.

    It's one of nine underwater tunnels that sustained extensive damage during the storm.

    The Montague tunnel, which carries the R under the East River, is expected to reopen in October.

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