Video: MTA Gets L Train Ready to Rumble

Things looked pretty grim on Monday when the MTA told us it had “no sense of any timeline” for restoration of G and L train service. But lo and behold, G train service was up and running again this morning – granted, with “considerable delays due to ongoing work to repair damaged communications and signal equipment inside the Greenpoint tube under Newtown Creek,” according to the MTA. In addition, the F train is now running to Coney Island again.

As for the L train, a spokesman told The Local he still had no estimate on restoration of service. Asked whether it could resume today – as MTA chairman Joe Lhota told The Times might happen – he said “anything is possible.”

In the meantime, crews are hard at work checking signals in the Canarsie tunnel, as shown in footage released by the authority today. Watch the video above and you’ll see crews inspecting the third rail, looking for corrosion, and checking signals. You’ll also see that the tracks are looking a heck of a lot drier than they did earlier this week.