Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Broadway R subway line will be extended to Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan beginning Monday at 6 a.m., while NJ transit says trains are rolling on its Gladstone branch more than a month after the line shut down after Sandy.
The R train extension marks the first time the line will operate south of 34th Street since the storm.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota said transit workers continue to work around the clock to restore R service between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
R Line service to Brooklyn is expected to resume by late December.
Meanwhile, NJ Transit riders face a modified schedule between Gladstone and Hoboken and Gladstone and New York on Monday. Gladstone trains are using diesel locomotives to and from Hoboken while repairs to a damaged substation continue through the new year.
Electric trains will operate Midtown Direct service to New York via Secaucus.