MTA launches H train for Rockaways
Rockaways residents might want to get familiar with the letter H.
The MTA announced today that train cars were driven to the Rockaways and connected to the rails for a new train service, called the H, which will be free.
To start the service, they loaded 20 of the 80,000-pound subway cars onto flatbed trucks in Ozone Park, then drove them into the Rockaways, where they were placed back on the rails.
The other tracks are still too damaged to be usable, according to the agency.
The entire operation took place during four nights, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“This partial restoration of service is an important step for the Rockaways, but our work won’t be done until the A train is fully restored,” MTA chair Joe Lhota said.
The train, which starts tomorrow at 4 a.m., will go between the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and the Beach 90-Holland stations.
Riders wanting to get into Manhattan can get a shuttle bus at Far Rockaway to Howard Beach and hop on the A train.
The H, which was also the designator for a former Rockaway shuttle, will run between 4 a.m. and 1 a.m. every day.