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FASTRACK Arrives on the Broadway Line

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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
The Broadway Line N line iconQ line iconR line iconWeeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Jan 28 – Feb 1
 

About FASTRACK

Service Changes

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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.

The 2013 program will, for the first time, expand to outside of Manhattan to address critical infrastructure in other boroughs. In addition FASTRACK will, for the first time, be expanded to weekends on some lines.

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. Subway delays on lines which have undergone FASTRACK maintenance have been reduced by 4.4% thereby providing you with more reliable service.

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Service Changes

No trains at D line iconD line iconD line icon stations in Manhattan

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

 

What are the travel alternatives?

Use nearby stations on the 8 Av A line iconE line icon, 7 Av 1 line icon2 line icon, 6 Av D line iconF line iconQ line icon, and Lexington Av 4 line icon6 line icon lines instead.
Take the 7 line icon for service between Queens and Manhattan.
Make key transfers between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 line iconN line icon, 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 line iconD line iconF line iconQ line icon,
Jay St-MetroTech A line iconF line iconN line icon, and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 2 line icon4 line iconD line iconN line iconQ line icon.
N line icon trains make local R line icon stops between Jay St-MetroTech and 36 St.

How will trains operate?

N line icon Two sections (Queens and Brooklyn) as follows:
1. Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
2. Between Stillwell Av and Jay St-MetroTech

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

R line icon Ends early as follows:
The last 95 St-bound R line icon train leaves 71 Av at about 9:20 PM.
The last 71 Av-bound R line icon train leaves 95 St at about 9:20 PM.
In Brooklyn, R line icon shuttle service between 36 St and 95 St starts early.

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Getting Around

When D line iconD line iconD line icon stations close for FASTRACK, use these nearby stations and services:

Stations closed to D line iconD line iconD line icon service Use these nearby
stations and services
Lexington Av/59 St 59 St 4 line icon5 line icon6 line icon
5 Av/59 St 59 St 4 line icon5 line icon6 line icon
57 St-7 Av

59 St-Columbus Circle 1 line icon (2 line icon Local) A line iconC line iconD line iconWheelchair Accessible
7 Av (on 53 St) D line iconE line icon
57 St (on 6 Av) F line iconQ line icon

49 St 50 St 1 line icon (2 line icon Local)
7 Av (on 53 St) D line iconE line icon 
47-50 Sts D line iconF line iconM line iconQ line iconWheelchair Accessible
Times Sq-42 St Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority
1 line icon2 line icon3 line icon7 line iconA line iconC line iconE line iconS line iconWheelchair Accessible
5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 line iconD line iconF line iconM line iconQ line icon
34 St-Herald Sq 34 St-Herald Sq D line iconF line iconM line iconQ line iconWheelchair Accessible
28 St 28 St 1 line icon (2 line icon Local)
28 St (4 line icon Local) 6 line icon
23 St

23 St (4 line icon Local) 6 line icon
23 St F line icon

14 St-Union Sq 14 St-Union Sq 4 line icon5 line icon6 line icon
8 St-NYU Astor Pl (4 line icon Local) 6 line icon
Prince St Spring St (4 line icon Local) 6 line icon
B’way-Lafayette St D line iconF line iconQ line iconWheelchair Accessible
Canal St Canal St (4 line icon Local) 6 line icon
City Hall Brooklyn Bridge 4 line icon5 line icon6 line icon
Cortlandt St Fulton St 2 line icon3 line icon4 line icon5 line iconA line iconC line icon
World Trade Center E line icon
Rector St Wall St 4 line icon5 line icon
Whitehall St Bowling Green 4 line icon5 line iconWheelchair Accessible
Park Place 2 line icon3 line icon
Court St Borough Hall 2 line icon4 line icon

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