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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to the Canarsie L line icon Line weeknights 10:30PM to 5AM
Mon to Fri • Apr 3 - 7 10 - 14


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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

No trains between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction

Bus icon Free shuttle buses provide alternate service

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10:30 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run nightly from Apr 3 - 7 and 10 - 14. Read on for more information.

How will trains operate?

L subway service operates in two sections:
  1. Between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction

  2. Between 8 Av and Lorimer St

What are the travel alternatives?

  • Bus icon Free shuttle buses make all L subway station stops between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction.

  • At Lorimer St, transfer between G subway L subway trains and shuttle buses, located on Metropolitan Av at Union Av.

  • At Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs, transfer between M subway trains and shuttle buses, located on Gates Av at Wyckoff Av.

  • A subway or J subway service to/from Manhattan is available via transfer at Broadway Junction.

  • Transfer between A subway J subway L subway trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction, located on Fulton St at Van Sinderen Av.

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