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We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK

Comes to Lexington Av on the 4 line icon5 line icon6 line icon lines• Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Mar 25  29

 

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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.

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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Service Changes

Trains run express in both directions 

between 125 St and Grand Central-42 St




5 line icon service ends early each night 













How will trains operate?

  • Trains skip 116 St110 St103 St96 St77 St68 St, and 51 St stations
  • Trains stop at 86 St and 59 St stations

 

 


What are the travel alternatives?

  • Use Bus IconM101 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 4 line icon6 line icon trains at 125 St, 86 St, 59 St, and Grand Central-42 St.







5 line icon trains run in the Bronx between Dyre Av and E 180 St all night:

  • In Manhattan, take the 4 line icon or 6 line icon
  • In the Bronx, take the 2 line icon
  • Transfer between the 2 line icon and 5 line icon at E 180 St.
  • Transfer between the 2 line icon and 4 line icon at 149 St-Grand Concourse.



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Getting Around

 

Affected Stations 

and Transfer Points
FASTRACK M101 LIMITED

Nearby Bus Stops
Downtown

service
Uptown

service
125 St

4 line icon6 line icon available
Bus

Connections
On 125 St 

at Lexington Av
Take downtown 

4 line icon or 6 line icon trains
116 St On Lexington Av 

at E 116 St
On 3 Av 

at E 116 St
110 St On Lexington Av 

at E 106 St
On 3 Av 

at E 106 St or E 116 St
103 St On Lexington Av 

at E 100 St
On 3 Av 

at E 106 St
96 St On Lexington Av

at E 96 St
On 3 Av 

at E 96 St
86 St

4 line icon6 line icon available
Bus 

Connections
On Lexington Av 

at E 86 St
On 3 Av 

at E 86 St
77 St On Lexington Av 

at E 79 St
On 3 Av 

at E 79 St
68 St On Lexington Av 

at E 68 St
On 3 Av 

at E 67 St

59 St

4 line icon6 line icon available

Bus

Connections
On Lexington Av 

at E 59 St
On 3 Av 

at E 60 St
51 St On Lexington Av 

at E 50 St
On 3 Av

at E 50 St
Grand Central-42 St

4 line icon6 line icon available
Bus

Connections
Take downtown 

4 line icon or 6 line icon trains
Special Bus Stop

On Lexington Av at 43 St
Other changes to service may affect your trip. Please consult Service Change Directories 

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