We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK
Comes to Lexington Av on the lines• Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Mar 25 – 29
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.
For the first time, the FASTRACK program will expand outside of Manhattan to address critical system infrastructure in other boroughs. Also new for 2013 are Weekend FASTRACK service changes.
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.
Finally, FASTRACK has also had an impact on the reliability of service; delays have been reduced by 4.4% in areas where FASTRACK work has been performed.
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Trains run express in both directions
between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St
service ends early each night
How will trains operate?
Trains skip 116 St, 110 St, 103 St, 96 St, 77 St, 68 St, and 51 St stations
Trains stop at 86 St and 59 St stations
What are the travel alternatives?
Use M101 LIMITED buses for local service between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St.
Downtown buses run on Lexington Av.
Uptown buses run on 3 Av.
Transfer between M101 LIMITED buses and trains at 125 St, 86 St, 59 St, and Grand Central-42 St.
trains run in the Bronx between Dyre Av and E 180 St all night:
In Manhattan, take the or
In the Bronx, take the
Transfer between the and at E 180 St.
Transfer between the and at 149 St-Grand Concourse.
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