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Fourth Avenue on the R line iconWeeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Jul 27 - 31 Aug 3 - 7


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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, 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 95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn

FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run weeknights for two weeks beginning Jul 27 and ending Aug 7. Read on for more information.


What are the travel alternatives?

  • Evening R line icon service operates between 71 Av, Queens, and 36 St, Brooklyn in both directions.
  • R line icon trains skip Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av, and 25 St, in both directions.
  • Late night R line icon shuttle service is suspended.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between 95 St and 59 St, stopping at 86 St, 77 St, and Bay Ridge Av.
  • D line icon trains run local between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 36 St.
  • N line icon trains run local between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 59 St, in Brooklyn.
  • Transfer between free shuttle buses and N line icon trains at 59 St.

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Getting Around

When FASTRACK service changes are in effect, use these nearby stations and services:

Wheelchair Accessible Shuttle Bus Information
Station Bus Stop
Bay Ridge-95 St Wheelchair Accessible on 5 Av at 95 St
86 St
Wheelchair Accessible on 4 Av at 86 St
77 St
Wheelchair Accessible on 4 Av at 77 St
Bay Ridge Av
Wheelchair Accessible on 4 Av at Bay Ridge Av
59 St R line icon
Wheelchair Accessible
on 4 Av at 59 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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