Work began this month within the Court Street R subway station line to remove asbestos from cables along the tracks. It will endure through July 23. That explains why there was no Manhattan-bound service over the weekend—although it doesn’t explain why one of the two elevators in the station was offline.
Specifically, “asbestos abatement” in the station includes a boatload of whacko terms: “cementitious cable insulation, cable wrap insulation, duct seal, deuce sleeve, transite” and debris. The job began April 5. (CT)