Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by BobLI
Any one have any information why the A line is OOS south of Howard Beach this weekend?

Is it due to the South Channel bridge getting the fender pilings replaced?

It should be an interesting shuttle ride because its going from Far Rockaway to Rockaway Park!
  by Amtrak7
Per the weekly press release, its to allow "the rebuilding of existing piers and bearings on the South Channel Bridge and replacement of drain pipes between South Channel Bridge and Hammels Wye"
  by keyboardkat
When the LIRR ran this stretch of track prior to 1950 (before the trestle fire of May 8-9, 1950), the trestle was made entirely of creosoted wood pilings. Pilings had to be replaced frequently, and this was a costly operation, and resulted in frequent service interruptions.