A, C Subway tunnel closing between Brooklyn and Manhattan
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Starting in spring 2015, there will be more subway tube closures.
The MTA is planning to shut down the Cranberry tube — which services the A and C lines between Fulton Street in lower Manhattan and High School in Brooklyn Heights — for 40 weekends in 2015.
Initially, the MTA closed the tube for repair for a week, but realized it would need more electrical work to get it up and running. Workers will also replace lighting along with communication and antenna cables in the tunnel.
The 1.6-mile tube is used by 230,000 people each day.
During the closure, straphangers who take the A or C trains should use the F line, which will run along Rutgers Tube into the Lower East Side.
MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz told the NY Post: “The Cranberry Tubes fortunately did not suffer the same level of damage as the Montague and Greenpoint tunnels, and don’t require the same level of disruption to repair them.”