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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to the A line iconC line iconE line icon weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • August 11 - 15


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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

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

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

 

How will trains run during this service change?

A line icon Rerouted via the D line icon and F line icon as follows

  1. Trains run via the D line icon in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 34 St-Herald Sq.

  2. Trains run via the F line icon in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and Jay St-MetroTech. 

C line icon Service ends earlier each night.

E line icon Rerouted via the M line icon and the F line icon in Manhattan as follows:

  1. Trains run via the M line icon in both directions between 5 Av/53 St and 34 St-Herald Sq.

  2. Trains run via the F line icon in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and the 2 Av F line icon station, the last stop.

    No E line icon trains between World Trade Center and 7 Av.

 

What are the travel alternatives?

• Use 6 Av D line icon F line icon stations to connect with rerouted A line icon E line icon trains.
• Take 1 line icon 2 line icon 3 line icon 4 line icon 5 line icon 6 line icon for service to/from Lower Manhattan.
• Take 1 line icon 2 line icon 3 line icon for service to/from 34 St-Penn Station and Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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Getting Around

Guide to service to/from affected stations, Midtown, Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn.

Nearby stations and alternate service:

Stations closed
to A line icon C line icon E line icon service
Use these nearby stations and services

50 St
50 St/Broadway 1 line icon (2 line icon after midnight)
47-50 Sts/6 Av A line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon

42 St-Port Authority
Bus Terminal
Use connecting passageway for:
Times Sq-42 St 1 line icon 2 line icon 7 line icon N line icon Q line icon R line icon
Use the 7 line icon for connecting service to:
42 St-Bryant Pk A line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon

34 St-Penn Station
34 St-Penn Station 1 line icon 2 line icon
34 St-Herald Sq A line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon N line icon Q line icon R line icon

23 St
23 St/7 Av 1 line icon (2 line icon after midnight)
23 St/6 Av A line icon E line icon F line icon

14 St
Use L line icon service at 8 Av/14 St for connecting service to:
14 St/6 Av A line icon E line icon F line icon
14 St-Union Sq 4 line icon 5 line icon 6 line icon N line icon Q line icon R line icon

W 4 St
Rerouted A line icon and E line icon
on lower level at W 4 St
Or, use Christopher St 1 line icon (2 line icon after midnight)

Spring St
Houston St 1 line icon (2 line icon after midnight)
W 4 St A line icon E line icon

Canal St
Canal St 1 line icon (2 line icon after midnight)
Canal St 4 line icon 6 line icon N line icon Q line icon R line icon

Chambers St-
World Trade Center
Chambers St 1 line icon 2 line icon
Cortlandt St R line icon until approximately 11:15 PM
City Hall R line icon until approximately 11:15 PM

Fulton St
Fulton St 3 line icon 4 line icon 5 line icon J line icon (2 line icon Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 PM)

High St
Clark St 2 line icon (Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 PM)
Jay St-MetroTech A line icon F line icon (R line icon until approximately 11:15 PM)

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