a Success on the 8th Av Lines
Subway service was suspended from 10 PM each night until 5 AM the next morning, as an army of workers was deployed along the corridor between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn. The and
Joseph Leader, Senior Vice President for the Department of Subways, said, "Our FASTRACK efforts have been highly successful in repairing and maintaining a subway system that operates around the clock, providing a better work environment for employees and improving train service reliability for our customers."
Highlights of the work completed during the Lines FASTRACK:
|Track -Scraped and cleaned 30,740 feet of track. Installed 20 new rails, 506 track tie plates, and 48 tie blocks. Removed 60,900 pounds of debris in 6,245 bags.|
|Third Rail Operations - Scraped and cleaned 9,428 feet of track under and around the third rail and corrected 265 defects.|
|Infrastructure – Grouted 109 leaks. Cleaned 375 feet of "No Clearance" signs. Repaired 65 square feet of damaged concrete. Scraped and cleaned a 55-foot section of the trough running in the center of the roadbed. Chipped 105 square feet of concrete surface and poured 100 square feet of new concrete. Replaced 129 tunnel light bulbs. Performed pump plant maintenance, including the removal of 70 gallons of silt.|
|Station Environment - Scraped and cleaned 7,300 square feet of paintable station surface. Primed 4,950 square feet and painted 22,342 square feet. Replaced 1,185 light bulbs, washed 559 fixtures, and replaced 59 fluorescent lighting ballasts. Repaired 765 feet of rubbing board, the fiberglass extension attached to the platform edge, and 34 square feet of tiles. Installed 35 feet of new drain line. Repaired two vent drains and cleaned 36 vents. Replaced eight platform signs.|
|Signals – Serviced 48 switches, 14 signals, nine cut sections, and 17 other pieces of equipment. Performed cable repair and replaced six signal components. Conducted 118 monthly inspections.|
|Electronic Maintenance – Serviced 12 CCTV cameras, 36 CCTV monitors, and a DVR. Installed 80 feet of new CCTV conduit.|
|Elevator and Escalators – Completed three preventive maintenance work orders and seven cleaning/lubrication work orders.|
The FASTRACK program, which began in 2012, shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights or weekend days, 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.
Our next FASTRACK overnight closure will take place September 8 — 12 on the
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