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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK

In Manhattan affecting 4 subway 5 subway 6 subway service • Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM
Mon to Fri, Jan 23 - 27 • Jan 30 - Feb 3

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Service Changes

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run for two weeks from January 23 - 27 and January 30 - February 3 nightly, ending Friday morning.

Read on for more information.

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

Use the N subway Q subway R subway W subway 2 subway 3 subway to /from nearby stations.

How will trains operate?

4 subway service operates local between Woodlawn and Grand Central-42 St. Overnight 3 subway service is extended into Brooklyn. 3 subway trains make all 4 subway stops between Borough Hall and New Lots Av.

5 subway service in Manhattan ends early. Trains run in the Bronx between E 180 St and Dyre Av all night.

6 subway service operates between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central-42 St.


Travel alternatives:

To/from Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn:
• Use the R subway and W subway before 11:30 PM, and the N subway and R subway after 11:30 PM.

Key transfer points:
Lexington Av/59 St — N subway R subway W subway 4 subway 6 subway • Grand Central-42 St — S subway*4 subway 6 subway 7 subway
Times Sq-42 St — N subway Q subway R subway W subway S subway*2 subway 3 subway 7 subwayAtlantic Av-Barclays Ctr — D subway N subway Q subway R subway 2 subway 3 subway
S subway 42 St Shuttle runs overnight

Other changes to service may affect your trip. Please consult Service Change Directories or use TripPlanner+.

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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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