MTA New York City Transit's FASTRACK initiative is an entirely new way to perform subway maintenance in our system. By completely suspending train service over a segment of a subway line, we give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
The results of the FASTRACK maintenance projects completed this year represent an unprecedented amount of work accomplished. Most importantly, FASTRACK provides a safer and more efficient environment for our employees to inspect, maintain, and clean our 24/7 subway system.
Since we started the FASTRACK program in January of this year, our employees inspected hundreds of signals and switches, repaired and replaced track rails and cross ties, cleaned track floors, performed elevator and escalator repair work, repaired water damage, cleared drains, and cleaned stations. We cleared the track-bed of a significant amount of debris. We repainted areas untouched in years, because they are not reachable during normal train operation. We cleaned lighting fixtures, changed bulbs, and repaired platform edges. We also performed high-intensity station cleaning. These maintenance activities improve train performance and efficiency while also providing a visible improvement to the station environment and, of course, your commute.
FASTRACK returns to the on September 24, closing stations on the 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St corridor. Please allow additional travel time.
Get the schedule of partial-line closures for the remainder of 2012, click here.
- How does FASTRACK affect service?
Under the FASTRACK program, we will close a subway line segment only where nearby alternative subway service is available. On some lines, we will run subway service that normally doesn't run at night. We'll also ensure that no other service changes are planned on lines which provide alternate service.
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FASTRACK begins on Sep 24 – 28 from 10 PM to 5 AM.
Read on for planned service changes.
There will be no service at 6 Av stations: 14 St, 23 St, 34 St-Herald Sq, 42 St-Bryant Pk,
47-50 Sts, and 57 St
and trains are rerouted.
and service ends early in Manhattan.
• Use 8 Av stations to connect with and trains.
• For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, transfer between trains at B’way-Lafayette St to continue your trip.
• Take the for service to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge.
• Transfer between and trains at 42 St-Port Authority/Times Sq-42 St, through the passageway.
How will trains run during this service change?
Trains are rerouted and operate in two sections:
1. Between 205 St and the 2 Av station:
Via between 59 St-Columbus Circle and W 4 St
and via to/from 2 Av, the last stop.
2. Between Stillwell Av and the W 4 St station:
W 4 St is the last stop for trains originating in Brooklyn.
Trains run via the between W 4 St and Roosevelt Av, in both directions.
• For service to Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, take the .
Service is extended to 21 St-Queensbridge via the after 57 St-7 Av.
• Trains run to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, the last stop.
• Coney Island-bound service originates at 21 St-Queensbridge.
• Manhattan-bound service in Brooklyn and Queens ends at 9:30 PM.
• Service in Manhattan is available until 10 PM.
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When stations close for FASTRACK, use these nearby stations & services
Other changes to service may affect your trip. Please consult Service Change Directories or visit mta.info to use TripPlanner+.
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