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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK

In Manhattan and Brooklyn affecting A subwayC subwayE subway service • Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM
Mon to Fri, Jul 11 -15

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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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Service Changes

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run for one week from July 11 to July 15 nightly, ending Friday morning.
Read on for more information.

No trains at A subway C subway E subway stations between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech

A subway and E subway trains are rerouted via the 6 Av Line
C subway service ends early each night

How will trains operate?

A subway trains are rerouted via the D subway and F subway as follows:

  • Trains run via the D subway in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 34 St-Herald Sq.
  • Trains run via the F subway in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and Jay St-MetroTech.

E subway trains are rerouted via the M subway and F subway in Manhattan as follows:

  • Trains run via the F subway in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and the 2 Av F subway station, the last stop.
  • Trains run via the M subway in both directions between 5 Av/53 St and 34 St-Herald Sq.
  • No trains between World Trade Center and 7 Av.

Travel alternatives:

  • Use 6 Av D subway F subway stations to connect with rerouted A subway E subway trains.

  • Take 1 subway 2 subway 3 subway 4 subway 5 subway 6 subway for service to/from Lower Manhattan.

  • Take 1 subway 2 subway 3 subway for service to/from 34 St-Penn Station and Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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

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