The L is back in business! It's going to take a little while to get back to full service but rest assured the first trains to Manhattan since Hurricane Sandy are running. As MTA.info says: "L trains operate between 8 Avenue Station and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway Station in both directions, making all local stops."
According to the MTA service "resumed through the 14th Street tube at 3 p.m. with 10 minute headways returning service to stations from 8th Avenue to Broadway Junction." The tube, you'll remember, was "flooded to a depth of 15 feet for its entire length of 3,400 feet."
"We continue to progress toward the complete restoration of service and will continue to do so incrementally, but only when it’s safe and doesn’t overcharge the system," MTA CEO Joe Lhota said. "However, much work remains to restore service in the Rockaways and along the Sea Beach Line in Brooklyn, which were devastated by Hurricane Sandy."
Upon hearing the news Williamsburg resident and former Gothamist staffer Jamie Feldmar was so grateful she announced she would make out with the L train.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The L train is back.Enjoy your trip home tonight. twitter.com/JoeLhota/statu…
— Joe Lhota (@JoeLhota) November 8, 2012