On Saturday afternoon a row of MTA vans, with “Cable” on their doors, was parked by the entrance to the Court Street subway station on Montague Street between Clinton and Henry Streets. We understand that the signal cables on the R line, which serves Court Street, were badly damaged by the Hurricane Sandy flooding.
Addendum: R train service to and from Brooklyn is now expected to be delayed until after the New Year according to the MTA and NY1. Thanks to…well, uh…Himself for the link (see comments below). This contradicts what the Daily News, and we, reported last week. According to the NY1 article linked above, electrical issues are the reason; hence, no doubt, the “Cable” vans.