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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to Lexington Av on the 4 line icon5 line icon lines Weeknights after 10 PM • Mon to Thu • Oct 2831


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About FASTRACK

The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.

FASTRACK has allowed crews to work more productively, achieving efficiencies valued at $16.7 million in 2012. An additional benefit of the FASTRACK project environment is a significantly lower accident rate experienced by participating employees. During FASTRACK 2012, the Lost Time Accident rate per 100 Employees dropped to 1.38/year versus a rate of 2.42/year during all other operations.

During a FASTRACK shutdown, our employees inspect hundreds of signals and switches, repair and replace track rails and cross ties, clean track floors, perform elevator and escalator repair work, repair water damage, clear drains, and clean stations. We also clear the track-bed of a significant amount of debris. We repaint areas untouched in years because they are not reachable during normal train operation. We clean lighting fixtures, change bulbs, and repair platform edges. We also perform high-intensity station cleaning, providing a visible improvement to the station environment and your commute.

Finally, FASTRACK has also had an impact on the reliability of service; delays have been reduced by 4.4% in areas where FASTRACK work has been performed.

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Service Changes

Nightly 4 line icon LOCAL service begins early in both directions
between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St

5  line icon service ends early each night in Manhattan

  • This service change is due to FASTRACK line maintenance work in the EXPRESS tunnels.
  • Allow additional travel time.





Travel alternatives for the 5  line icon:

  • 2  line icon trains provide alternate service between E 180 St and 149 St Grand-Concourse.
  • 4 line icon trains provide alternate service between 149 St Grand-Concourse and Bowling Green.
  • Transfer between the 2 line icon and 5 line icon at E 180 St.
  • Transfer between the 2 line icon and 4 line icon at 149 St-Grand Concourse.




Note: 5 line icon trains run in the Bronx between Dyre Av and E 180 St all night.

 


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