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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK

Returns to the B line iconD line iconF line iconM line icon weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Mar 10 - 14

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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.

Get the schedule of partial-line closures for the remainder of 2014, click here.


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Service Changes

There will be no service at 6 Av stations: 14 St, 23 St, 34 St-Herald Sq, 42 St-Bryant Pk,
47-50 Sts, and 57 St

D line icon and F line icon trains are rerouted to the 8 Av line.

B line icon and M line icon service ends early in Manhattan each night.

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10PM and ends 5AM the next morning.
This service change will run from March 10 - 14 nightly, ending Friday morning. Read on for more information.

Travel Alternatives:

Use 8 Av A line icon C line icon E line icon stations to connect with D line icon and F line icon trains.

For D line icon service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, transfer between D line icon sections at B’way-Lafayette St to continue your trip.

Take the Q line icon for service to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge.

Transfer between F line icon and Q line icon trains at 42 St-Port Authority/Times Sq-42 St, through the passageway.

 

How will trains run during this service change?

D line icon Trains are rerouted and operate in two sections:

1. Between 205 St and the 2 Av F line icon station:
    Via C line icon between 145 St and W 4 St
    and via F line icon to/from 2 Av, the last stop.

2. Between Stillwell Av and the W 4 St station:
    W 4 St is the last stop for D line icon trains originating in Brooklyn.
     

F line icon Trains run via the E line icon between W 4 St and Roosevelt Av, in both directions.
     • For service to Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, take the Q line icon.


Q line icon Service is extended to 21 St-Queensbridge via the F line icon
after 57 St-7 Av.
     •
Trains run to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, the last stop.
     • Coney Island-bound Q line icon service originates at 21 St-Queensbridge.

B line icon and M line icon service ends early each night (times are approximate):
     •
Manhattan-bound service in Brooklyn and Queens ends at 9:30 PM.
     • Service in Manhattan is available until 10 PM.

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Getting Around
When B line icon D line icon F line icon M line icon stations close for FASTRACK, use these nearby stations & services

Stations closed
to B line icon D line icon F line icon M line icon service
Use these nearby stations and services
14 St

14 St (7 Av) 1 line icon 2 line icon 3 line icon
Use L line icon service at 6 Av to connect with other lines at:
14 St/8 Av A line icon C line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon
14 St-Union Sq N line icon Q line icon R line icon 4 line icon 5 line icon 6 line icon

23 St 23 St (8 Av) D line icon E line icon F line icon
34 St-Herald Sq Accessible Station 34 St-Herald Sq N line icon Q line icon R line icon
34 St-Penn Station A line icon C line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon
42 St-Bryant Pk Use 7 line icon service at 5 Av to connect with other lines at:
Times Sq-42 St / 42 St- Port Authority
1 line icon 2 line icon 3 line icon A line icon C line icon D line icon E line icon F line icon N line icon Q line icon R line icon
47-50 Sts 49 St N line icon R line icon
50 St (8 Av) D line icon E line icon F line icon
57 St F line icon service is available at:
5 Av/53 St and 7 Av E line icon Stations
Lexington Av/63 St Accessible Station Q line icon trains available
Roosevelt Island Accessible Station Q line icon trains available
21 St-Queensbridge Accessible Station Q line icon trains available

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

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