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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 • Feb 23 - 26

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About FASTRACK

FASTRACK is a subway maintenance, cleaning, and repair program that shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights or weekend days, 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.

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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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