Opinion – Bury the Gateway plan: The L train method is the proven way to repair the Hudson tubes

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 29, 2019

Amtrak’s $30 billion Gateway boondoggle, centered around repairing the Superstorm Sandy-damaged Hudson tubes by building new ones, died Friday night with the start of the repairs of the L train’s Sandy-damaged East River tubes.

The MTA was planning to close the L tubes for 15 months to rip out and replace the concrete bench walls. Instead, the bench walls will no longer house power and communication cables, those will be affixed to open racks on the sides of the tube, allowing much easier access.

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