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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to Lexington Av on the 4 subway5 subway6 subway lines,weeknights 10pm to 5am
Tue to Fri, Feb 16 -19 Mon to Fri, Feb 22 - 26


About FASTRACK

Service Changes

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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, 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

No trains between Grand Central-42 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run nightly from February 16 - 19 (Tuesday to Friday) and February 22 - 26 (Monday to Friday). Read on for more information.

4 subway service operates local between Woodlawn and Grand Central-42 St
3 subway service is extended to New Lots Av
5 subway service in Manhattan ends early
6 subway service operates between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central-42 St



How will trains operate?

  • 3 subway trains make all 4 subway stops between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and New Lots Av.
  • 5 subway trains run in the Bronx between E 180 St and Dyre Av.
  • 2 subway trains make all 5 subway stops between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.
  • 4 subway trains make all 5 subway stops between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Grand Central-42 St.

 

What are the travel alternatives?

  • Transfer between 5 subway and 2 subway trains at E 180 St.

  • Transfer between 2 subway and 4 subway trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse

To/from Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn:

  • Use the R subway before 11:30 PM and the N subway after 11:30 PM.

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