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FASTRACK Returns to the Sixth Avenue Line

MTA New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Sixth Avenue Line. Beginning Monday, May 14, the B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway Lines will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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Sixth Avenue service will be suspended between 57th Street and West 4th Street in Manhattan in both directions for four consecutive weeknights.

The program has been instrumental in allowing NYCT to perform necessary maintenance and repair work in a much shorter time than would otherwise be possible. Also, the absence of train traffic helps to ensure worker safety.

Only subway line segments with substantial subway alternatives are selected for the overnight shutdowns. So, in addition to nearby lines, there may be other lines running that don't usually operate during the late night hours in order to help accommodate customers. In order to avoid further inconvenience, other service diversions in the area affected by the closure are not scheduled.

System-wide, NYC Transit's weeknight ridership is approximately 250,000. The closures affect from 10% to 15% of those riders depending on the line segment. When a line segment is closed at night, customers can expect to add 20 minutes to their usual travel time. Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters on trains, in stations and on selected buses; brochures will be available in both English and Spanish. Information will also be available on the web at www.mta.info and through social media, email and text alerts.