The R train's Montague Street tunnel is set to close tonight as the MTA prepares to start work on a 14-month long project to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The MTA pumped 27 million gallons of water out of the tunnel following the storm last October.
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The agency announced in early June that it would need to close the tunnel, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, for 14 months to complete the repairs.
During the shutdown, the R train will run in two sections on weekdays: from Forest Hills-71st Street in Queens to Whitehall Street in Manhattan; and from Court Street to Bay Ridge-95th St. in Brooklyn.
Riders will have to transfer to one of 11 alternate routes at one of the last four stations in Brooklyn before the tunnel.
On weekends, the R train will run over the Manhattan Bridge and will not stop at Court St. and Jay-St./MetroTech in Brooklyn, or the City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street and Whitehall Street stations in Lower Manhattan.