Sandy Update: J/Z trains head to Broad St. tomorrowBy
We have another Sandy-related service restoration this afternoon: The MTA announced today that, beginning tomorrow at 6 a.m., J and Z trains will head south of Chambers St. for the first time since October. The BMT Nassau St. Line will again make station stops at Fulton Street and Broad Street. Trains had been operating only to Chambers St. as a result of storm-related damage.
According to the MTA’s announcement — I guess this one wasn’t important enough for the governor to broadcast himself — one of the main problems holding up service was damage from a fire. A third rail cable fire melted the signal cables that control the Broad St. interlocking. Thus, trains could not turn around at Broad St. New signal wires have been spliced in, and trains will run again tomorrow morning. Up next: The Montague St. Tunnel.