Work continues to pump water from New York Subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authrority is still working to pump flood water out of the New York City Subway after Hurricane Sandy.

Seven tunnels under the East River remain flooded with entire platforms under water in some places, according to the New York Times.

A rescue team using a pump train to remove seawater from the L train's tunnel under the East River in New York Credit: REUTERS/Handout

Most of the major lines were up and running within a week of the hurricane, but the recovery teams have been working around the clock to restore service to the rest of the network.

An MTA employees surveys the damage to the New York City Subway Credit: REUTERS/Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin/Handout

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