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Comes to the F line iconLine weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri June 9 - 13


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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 F line icon trains at B'way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St.

F line icon trains are rerouted via the A line icon in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run from
Jun 9 to Jun 13 nightly, ending Friday morning. Read on for more information.


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Getting Around

Free shuttle buses, D line icon and J line icon trains provide alternate service.

In Manhattan:

  • Buses operate between B’way-Lafayette St and East Broadway making station stops at 2 Av and Delancey St.
  • Use shuttle buses to connect with D line icon service at B’way-Lafayette St.
  • Transfer between D line icon and F line icon trains at W 4 St.
  • Additional connections with F line icon service at Fulton St are available via the 4 line icon local (to/from Bleecker St) and the J line icon (to/from Delancey St/Essex St).


In Brooklyn:

  • Free shuttle buses run between York St and Jay St-MetroTech, where F line icon service is available.
  • Transfer between free shuttle buses and F line icon trains at Jay St-MetroTech.
  • York St customers may also use the High St A line icon station, where F line icon service is available.


Affected Stations
Travel alternatives
B'way-Lafayette St
D line icon service available
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East Broadway-bound buses
stop on Lafayette St at Bleecker St
2 Av
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East Broadway and B'way-Lafayette St-bound buses
stop on E Houston St at 1 Av
Delancey St/
Essex St
J line icon service available

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East Broadway-bound buses stop on Delancey St at
Essex St
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B'way-Lafayette St-bound buses stop on Essex St
at Delancey St
East Broadway
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  B'way-Lafayette St-bound buses stop on Essex St at Canal St
York St
Use the High St A line icon station
or free shuttle buses
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Jay St-MetroTech-bound buses
stop on Jay St at York St



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At Jay St-MetroTech, York St-bound buses stop on Jay St at Willoughby St

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

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