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The Broadway Line N subwayQ subwayR subwayWeeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Nov 17 - 21


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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

No trains at D subwayD subwayD subway stations in Manhattan

D subway trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only
Q subway trains are rerouted via the D subway 6 Av Line in Manhattan to/from the 57 St F subway station
R subway service ends early each night

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10PM and ends 5AM the next morning.
This service change will run from Nov 17 to Nov 21 nightly, ending Friday morning. Read on for more information.

What are the travel alternatives?

Use nearby stations on the 8 Av A subwayE subway, 7 Av 1 subway2 subway, 6 Av D subwayF subway, and Lexington Av 4 subway6 subway lines instead.
Take the 7 subway for service between Queens and Manhattan.
Make key transfers between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 subwayN subway, 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 subwayD subwayF subwayM subwayQ subway,
Jay St-MetroTech A subwayF subwayN subway, and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 2 subway4 subwayD subwayN subwayQ subway.
N subway trains make local R subway stops between Court St and 59 St, Brooklyn.



How will trains operate?

N subway Two sections (Queens and Brooklyn) as follows:
1. Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
2. Between Stillwell Av and the Court St R subway station.

Q subway Rerouted via the D subway in Manhattan as follows:
Manhattan-bound: After DeKalb Av,Q subway trains run via the D subway to 47-50 Sts, then to the 57 St F subway station,
the last stop.
Coney Island-bound: Trains originate at the 57 St F subway station then run via the D subway to Brooklyn.
Regular Coney Island-bound Q subway service resumes at DeKalb Av.

R subway Ends early each night:
In Brooklyn, R subway shuttle service between 36 St and 95 St starts early.

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Getting Around

When D subwayD subwayD subway stations close for FASTRACK, use these nearby stations and services:

Affected D subway D subway D subway stations Use these nearby
stations and services
Lexington Av/59 St 59 St 4 subway5 subway6 subway
5 Av/59 St 59 St 4 subway5 subway6 subway
57 St-7 Av

59 St-Columbus Circle 1 subway (2 subway Local) A subwayC subwayD subwayWheelchair Accessible
7 Av (on 53 St) D subwayE subway
57 St (on 6 Av) F subwayQ subway

49 St 50 St 1 subway (2 subway local)
7 Av (on 53 St) D subwayE subway 
47-50 Sts D subwayF subwayM subwayQ subwayWheelchair Accessible
Times Sq-42 St Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority Wheelchair Accessible except S
1 subway2 subway3 subway7 subwayA subwayC subwayE subwayS subway
5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 subwayD subwayF subwayM subwayQ subway
34 St-Herald Sq 34 St-Herald Sq D subwayF subwayM subwayQ subwayWheelchair Accessible
28 St 28 St 1 subway (2 subway local)
28 St (4 subway local) 6 subway
23 St

23 St (4 subway local) 6 subway
23 St F subway

14 St-Union Sq 14 St-Union Sq 4 subway5 subway6 subway
8 St-NYU Astor Pl (4 subway local) 6 subway
Prince St Spring St (4 subway local) 6 subway
B’way-Lafayette St D subwayF subwayM subwayQ subwayWheelchair Accessible
Canal St Canal St (4 subway local)6 subwayWheelchair Accessible
City Hall Brooklyn Bridge 4 subway5 subway6 subwayWheelchair Accessible
Park Place 2 subway3 subway
Cortlandt St Fulton St 2 subway4 subway5 subwayA subwayC subway Wheelchair Accessible southbound 4,5
World Trade Center E subway
Rector St Wall St 4 subway5 subway
Rector St 1subway
Whitehall St Bowling Green 4 subway5 subwayWheelchair Accessible
South Ferry 1subway
Court St Borough Hall 2 subway3 subway4 subwayWheelchair Accessible southbound 4,5
Other changes to service may affect your trip. Please consult Service Change Directories or use TripPlanner+.

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