on the line in BrooklynThursday, May 14, 2015
FASTRACK concluded on the Line last night, suspending service for the final time this week between
Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Prospect Park. NYC Transit employees took advantage of a seven-hour train-free environment between 10 PM and 5 AM to perform inspections, cleaning, repairs, and maintenance of station and tunnel infrastructure, signals, switches, elevators and escalators, lighting, security equipment, track, and third rail components.
Highlights of last night’s accomplishments include:
|Scraped 360 feet of track and removed 10,300 pounds of scrap debris|
|Installed 115 friction pads and 181 track tie plates|
|Cleaned 1,100 feet under and around the third rail and addressed 22 defects|
|Scraped 1,400 square feet of station surface and primed 1,225 square feet of paintable surface area|
|Painted 2,400 square feet of station surface area, including 81 columns|
|Chopped 25 square feet of concrete|
|Cleaned 225 feet of roadbed drain and three station drains|
|Grouted six leaks|
|Tested and serviced one signal and two switches|
The FASTRACK program, which began in 2012, shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive nights, allowing employees to perform a number of critical repair, cleaning, and maintenance jobs. This approach has proven successful in that, under normal conditions in our 24/7 system, the scope and amount of important work completed would be impossible to accomplish with customers and trains moving through work areas. Tasks completed during FASTRACK have had a positive impact on train service with a reduction in train delays and a decrease in the number of track fires, while realizing cost efficiencies and a lower accident rate for employees.
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