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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to Queens on the E line iconF line iconM line icon lines Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • January 20 - 24


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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 E line icon trains between Roosevelt Av and World Trade Center

No F line icon trains between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge

M line icon service ends early between 71 Av and Essex St each night

R line icon service ends early between 71 Av and Whitehall St each night



FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run from Jan 20 to Jan 24 nightly, ending Friday morning. Read on for more information.




What are the travel alternatives?

  • Take the 7 line icon between Manhattan and 74 St/Roosevelt Av or Queensboro Plaza.
  • Take the N line icon  between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan along 8 Avenue, take the A line icon Local or C line icon instead of the E line icon. Along 53 St, use the D line icon or nearby 6 Line icon and N line icon service instead.
  • In Manhattan, transfer at 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 line iconF line icon, Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority 7 line iconA line icon, and
    34 St-Herald Sq F line iconN line icon.
  • Take the R line icon between Queens Plaza and 71 Av. When R line icon service ends, E line icon trains run local between Queens Plaza and 71 Av until 10 PM. After 10 PM, take the E line icon Local between Roosevelt Av and 71 Av.
  • Bus Icon Free shuttle buses run LOCAL between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St/Roosevelt Av, making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St.
  • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 St/Roosevelt Av 7 line iconF line icon 
    or Queensboro Plaza 7 line icon.




How will trains operate?

E line icon In Queens only between Jamaica Center and 74 St/Roosevelt Av.

F line icon Service operates in two sections as follows:
1. Between 179 St and 74 St/Roosevelt Av.
2. Between Stillwell Av and 21 St-Queensbridge.

Q line icon Service ends early between 71 Av and Essex St each night:
M line icon shuttle service between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av runs all night.

R line icon Service ends early between 71 Av and Whitehall St each night:
R line icon shuttle service in Brooklyn between 95 St and 36 St runs all night.

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Getting Around

Affected
E line iconF line iconM line icon
Stations
Travel Alternatives
74 St/Roosevelt Av Alternative Services:
7 line icon
Jamaica Center-bound E line icon
179 St-bound F line icon
Bus Icon Free shuttle buses to 36 St
65 St Bus Icon Free shuttle buses provide LOCAL service between
Queensboro Plaza 7 line iconN line icon and 74 St/Roosevelt Av 7 line iconE line iconF line icon
Northern Blvd
46 St
Steinway St
36 St
21 St-Queensbridge Coney Island-bound F line icon service available
Queens Plaza Queensboro Plaza 7 line iconN line icon
Bus Icon Free shuttle buses to 74 St/Roosevelt Av
Court Sq-23 St Court Sq 7 line icon
Lexington Av-53St 51 St (4 line icon Local) or 6 line icon to/from the 7 line icon at
Grand Central-42 St

47-50 Sts for downtown service to W 4 St, where
A line iconC line icon service is available
5 Av/53 St
7 Av

D line icon to/from:
7 line icon at 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk or
A line icon at W 4 St or 59 St-Columbus Circle

stations between 50 St and the
World Trade Center
Take A line icon Local or C line icon to/from the 7 line icon at Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority


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