Skip to main content
Go to MTA homepage
We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to the 1 line icon 2 line icon 3 line iconlines
Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Oct 16 – 20 • Oct 23 – 27


Service Changes

Stay Informed

Got comments, questions or suggestions?
Email us now


FASTRACK is a subway maintenance, cleaning, and repair program that shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights, allowing our employees to perform a number of critical maintenance jobs. The line shutdown approach has proven successful in that, under normal conditions in our 24/7 system, the scope and breadth of this important work would be impossible to accomplish with customers and trains moving through work areas. Thus far, since FASTRACK began in 2012, the results have had a positive impact on 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 tasks typically include:
Track – remove debris and repair or replace tie blocks and running rails.
Third Rail Operations – clean and remove debris from under and around the third rail.
Signals – perform general maintenance on signals and switches and replace dispatcher holding lights.
Infrastructure – repair or replace handrails, signs, and tunnel lighting. Clean track drains and repair water damage/leaks.
Electronic Maintenance – optimize performance of closed-circuit television monitors and cameras. Inspect and test    public address system equipment.
Station Environment – perform high-intensity station cleaning and painting as well as perform elevator and escalator   repair work. Clean vents and drains.

back to top


Service Changes

No trains between 34 St-Penn Stn
and South Ferry/Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr

Use the A subwayC subwayE subwayN subwayQ subwayR subwayW subway4 subway5 subway to/from nearby stations

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run from
October 16 – 20 and 23 – 27 nightly, ending Friday morning.  Read on for more information.


What are the travel alternatives?

  • For service between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry/Brooklyn, take the A subwayC subwayE subwayN subwayQ subwayR subwayW subway

  • For service to/from Flatbush Av, take the 5 line icon.

  • Bus icon Free shuttle buses operate between the 148 St and 135 St 3 line icon stations. In Brooklyn, take the 4  line icon.

  • Key transfer points:
    Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 4 subway5 subwayD subwayN subwayR subway
    Fulton St A subwayC subwayJ subway4 subway5 subway
    Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority 1 subway2 subway7 subwayA subwayC subwayE subwayN subwayR subwayW subwayQ subway
    59 St-Columbus Circle 1 subway2 subwayA subwayC subwayD subway

back to top

How will trains operate?

  • 1  line icon service operates between 242 St and 34 St-Penn Station.
  • 2 line icon service operates between the Dyre Av 5  line icon station and 34 St-Penn Station.
  • 3 line icon service is suspended
  • 5  line icon service operates between Flatbush Av and the 241 St 2 line icon station.

back to top

Stay Informed

  • Google Translate