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MTA: East River Tunnel Repairs Are Ahead Of Schedule

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The push to fix the L train is moving along faster than expected.

The MTA says repairs to the East River tunnel damaged by Superstorm Sandy are about a month ahead of schedule.

Work started back in April and is expected to be finished within a year.

The original plan called for a full L train shutdown for 15 months, but engineers found a way to keep the line open during renovations with reduced service on nights and weekends.

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