MTA Considers Ways To Prevent Future Subway Flooding
After experiencing a number of catastrophic floods, the MTA is looking into building an underground reservoir in Queens to help keep the system dry.
The MTA is considering buying land near the flood-prone Parsons Boulevard station in Jamaica. Underground holding tanks would store water diverted from the subway tunnels.
Floods on the F line can effect trains on the E, R and V lines along Queens Boulevard. Those lines were among many that were crippled back in August by heavy rains.
NYC Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges says the water storage plan is still in its early stages and the agency is still working to identify available property.
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