a Success on the Broadway Line in Manhattan
FASTRACK — MTA New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program — returned to the
Subway service along the 7.3-mile-long line segment was suspended from 10 PM each night until 5 AM the next morning.
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 Broadway Line FASTRACK:
Track – Cleaned 31,493 feet of track and removed 47,000 pounds of scrap debris. Replaced 10 rails, 906 track plates, 32 tie blocks, and 860 friction pads.
|Third Rail Operations – Cleaned 4,010 feet of track under and around the third rail and addressed 480 defects.|
|Infrastructure – Grouted 89 leaks. Performed repairs to 268 feet of benchwall, 360 feet of handrail, and structural steel. Inspected 95 square feet of concrete. Replaced 735 tunnel light bulbs.|
|Station Environment – Scraped and cleaned 8,675 square feet of station area. Primed 22,975 square feet and painted 27,530 square feet of station surface. Repaired 45 feet of rubbing board, the fiberglass extension attached to the platform edge. Replaced 28 platform signs. Replaced 1,480 station light bulbs, washed 974 fixtures, and replaced six ballasts. Installed 100 feet of drain line. Replaced four ADA tiles. Chopped 23 square feet of concrete.|
|Signals – Performed maintenance and repair work of signal components|
|Electronic Maintenance – Serviced 21 CCTV cameras and 17 monitors, as well as DVR equipment.|
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.
FASTRACK continues on Broadway July 13 – 17.
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