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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Returns to Queens on theE line icon M line icon lines Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Aug 12 - 16


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About FASTRACK

The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges. For 2013 we’ve expanded the FASTRACK program to areas outside of Manhattan to address critical system infrastructure in other boroughs. Also new for 2013 are Weekend FASTRACK service changes.

FASTRACK has allowed crews to work more productively, achieving efficiencies valued at $16.7 million in 2012. An additional benefit of the FASTRACK project environment is a significantly lower accident rate experienced by participating employees.  During FASTRACK 2012, the Lost Time Accident rate per 100 Employees dropped to 1.38/year versus a rate of 2.42/year during all other operations.

During a FASTRACK shutdown, our employees inspect hundreds of signals and switches, repair and replace track rails and cross ties, clean track floors, perform elevator and escalator repair work, repair water damage, clear drains, and clean stations. We also clear the track-bed of a significant amount of debris. We repaint areas untouched in years, because they are not reachable during normal train operation. We clean lighting fixtures, change bulbs, and repair platform edges. We also perform high-intensity station cleaning providing a visible improvement to the station environment and your commute.

Finally, FASTRACK has also had an impact on the reliability of service; delays have been reduced by 4.4% in areas where FASTRACK work has been performed.

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Service Changes

No trains at 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St

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





What are the travel alternatives?

  • Bus Icon Free shuttle buses run LOCAL between Queens Plaza and 74 St/Roosevelt Av, making station stops at
    Queens Plaza
    , Queensboro Plaza, 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St.
  • Transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 St/Roosevelt Av 7 line iconE line iconF line iconR line icon, Queensboro Plaza 7 line iconN line icon,
    or Queens Plaza E line iconR line icon.


 



How will trains operate?

E line iconR line icon trains run express in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Av

M line icon Service ends early each night:
Service toward Manhattan from 71 Av and Myrtle Av ends at approximately 8:10 PM
Service from Manhattan toward 71 Av and Metropolitan Av ends at approximately 8:40 PM
M line icon shuttle service between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av runs all night.


Notes:


• Regular late night R line icon service operates in Brooklyn only between 95 St and 36 St.
M line icon
shuttle service between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av runs all night.


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Getting Around

Affected E line iconM line iconR line icon
Stations and
Transfer Points
1
FASTRACK Shuttle Bus Services


Bus Icon
Nearby Bus Stops
74 St/Roosevelt Av-bound
Queens Plaza-bound
74 St/
Roosevelt Av
E line iconF line iconR line icon7 line icon
available

Bus
Connections

On 74th St/Roosevelt Av
at Broadway
65 St On Broadway
at 65 St
On Broadway
at 65 St
Northern Blvd On Broadway
at Northern Blvd
On Broadway
at Northern Blvd
46 St On Broadway
at 46 St
On Broadway
at 46 St
Steinway St On Broadway
at Steinway St
On Steinway St
at Broadway
36 St On Northern Blvd
at Standard Ln
On Northern Blvd
at 37 St

Queens Plaza
E line iconR line icon available

Bus
Connections
On Jackson Av
at Queens Blvd
-
Queensboro Plaza
7 line iconN line icon available
Bus
Connections
On Queens Plaza South
at 27 St
On Queens Plaza North
at Crescent St
Other changes to service may affect your trip. Please consult Service Change Directories or
visit mta.info to use TripPlanner+.


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