FASTRACK Arrives on the Broadway Line
We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
The Broadway Line • Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Jan 28 – Feb 1
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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.
No trains at stations in Manhattan
trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only
trains are rerouted via the 6 Av Line in Manhattan to/from the 57 St station
service ends early in Manhattan and Queens
What are the travel alternatives?
• Use nearby stations on the 8 Av , 7 Av , 6 Av , and Lexington Av lines instead.
• Take the for service between Queens and Manhattan.
• Make key transfers between trains at Queensboro Plaza , 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk ,
Jay St-MetroTech , and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr .
• trains make local stops between Jay St-MetroTech and 36 St.
How will trains operate?
Two sections (Queens and Brooklyn) as follows:
1. Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
2. Between Stillwell Av and Jay St-MetroTech
Rerouted via the in Manhattan as follows:
• Manhattan-bound: After DeKalb Av, trains run via the to 47-50 Sts, then to the 57 St station,
the last stop.
• Coney Island-bound: Trains originate at the 57 St station then run via the to Brooklyn.
Regular Coney Island-bound service resumes at DeKalb Av.
Ends early as follows:
• The last 95 St-bound train leaves 71 Av at about 9:20 PM.
• The last 71 Av-bound train leaves 95 St at about 9:20 PM.
• In Brooklyn, shuttle service between 36 St and 95 St starts early.
When stations close for FASTRACK, use these nearby stations and services:
|Stations closed to service||
Use these nearby
stations and services
|Lexington Av/59 St||59 St|
|5 Av/59 St||59 St|
|57 St-7 Av||
59 St-Columbus Circle ( Local)
50 St ( Local)
7 Av (on 53 St)
|Times Sq-42 St||
Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority
5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk
|34 St-Herald Sq||34 St-Herald Sq|
28 St ( Local)
28 St ( Local)
23 St ( Local)
|14 St-Union Sq||14 St-Union Sq|
|8 St-NYU||Astor Pl ( Local)|
Spring St ( Local)
|Canal St||Canal St ( Local)|
|City Hall||Brooklyn Bridge|
World Trade Center
|Rector St||Wall St|
|Court St||Borough Hall|
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- Listen for announcements.
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- Call 511 and say "Current Service Status"