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A Train service to Rockaways to return May 30

The A train is scheduled to resume service into the Rockaways May 30.
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A train subway service to the Rockaways, a critical link from the peninsula to the rest of the city that was suspended after sustaining serious damage during Hurricane Sandy, will be restored on May 30.

Metropolitan Transit Agency Interim Executive Director Thomas Prendergast and Acting MTA Chairman Fernando Ferrer made the announcement Thursday at a news conference at the South Ferry subway station in Manhattan.

Ferrer said the repairs have been made “in the speed of light.”

“Our system in the Rockaways, like life itself in that area, was devastated,” he said.

Floodwaters from Sandy washed out track beds, destroyed miles of system wires and completely flooded subway stations.

The service is being restored slightly ahead of schedule. The MTA previously had projected service would be back in June.

Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at kfrantz@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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