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Free subway shuttle to start running Tuesday In Rockaways

Posted: 3:13 PM, Nov 20, 2012
Updated: 2012-11-22 14:13:26-05
NEW YORK (PIX11) — With the prospect of Rockaway Line service being disabled for the next several months due to the destructive force of Hurricane Sandy , the MTA took the unprecedented action of moving subway cars by flatbed truck onto the Rockaway Peninsula and setting up a temporary shuttle service.

According to the MTA, beginning at 4 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, the fare free H Shuttle will run between the Far Rockaway-Mott Ave. station and Beach 90th Street making all intermediate stops.

MTA workers move subway cars by flatbed truck onto the Rockaway Peninsula to set up a temporary shuttle service. (MTA Photo)

Service will operate on both tracks between Far Rockaway and Hammels Wye, and then on a single track into and out of the Beach 90th St. station. The rarely used Hammels Wye is the point where a single track connects the Rockaway Line where it divides to serve Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway.

Four car trains will operate every 15 minutes, between 4 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. from Far Rockaway and between 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. from Beach 90th Street. As a reminder, the Howard Beach -Far Rockaway shuttle bus will continue to run 24/7.