Subway stations and tunnels typically contain many different communications systems used by a transit agency to support the safe movement of passenger trains. When these stations and tunnels are flooded with water from excessive rains or hurricane related storm surges the resulting damage to these systems, devices and associated cabling can render them ineffective or completely inoperable. This in turn leads to costly repairs and replacement programs entailing lengthy service disruptions.

This paper will look at how the repair and replacement of communications systems damaged by the exposure to accumulated rain and salt water from a storm surge can be implemented so as to improve the overall system’s resiliency to future severe weather events.

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