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Press Release
August 8, 2014
IMMEDIATE
FASTRACK Comes to the ACE 8 Avenue Line
C Service Ends Early Each Night
On Monday, August 11, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program comes to the A Subway Line IconC Subway Line IconE Subway Line Icon lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, August 11, to Friday morning, August 15, A Subway Line Icon  and E Subway Line Icon trains will run via the 6 Av line in Manhattan. A Subway Line Icon trains will be rerouted via the D Subway Line Icon in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 34 St-Herald Sq, then via the F Subway Line Icon in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and Jay St-MetroTech. E Subway Line Icon trains will run via the M Subway Line Icon in both directions between 5 Av/53 St and 34 St-Herald Sq, then via the F Subway Line Icon in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and 2 Av, which will be the final stop.C Subway Line Icon service will end early between 168 St and Euclid Av each night. 
Travel alternatives
  • Use 6 Av D Subway Line IconF Subway Line Icon stations for rerouted A Subway Line IconE Subway Line Icon trains or 1 Subway Line Icon2 Subway Line Icon trains for nearby stations in Manhattan.
  • Take 1 Subway Line Icon2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line Icon6 Subway Line Icon trains for service to and from lower Manhattan.
  • For service to and from 34 St-Penn Station and Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority Bus terminal, take the 1 Subway Line Icon2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon.
  • For Spring St, use nearby Houston St 1 Subway Line Icon (2 Subway Line Icon after midnight) or W4 St AE.
  • For Chambers St-World Trade Center, use Chambers St 1 Subway Line Icon2 Subway Line Icon, or until 11:15 p.m. take the R Subway Line Icon to Cortlandt St or City Hall.   
  • For Fulton St, take the [3]4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line IconJ Subway Line Icon (2 Subway Line Icon Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 p.m.).  
  • For High St, use Clark St 2 Subway Line Icon (Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 p.m.) or Jay St-MetroTech A Subway Line IconF Subway Line Icon (R Subway Line Icon until 11:15 p.m.).  

FASTRACK work typically includes repairs and maintenance of tracks, ties and running rails; third-rail maintenance; signal and switch maintenance; infrastructure repairs and replacements; electronic maintenance, and high-intensity station environment cleanings or escalator/elevator repairs. Shutting down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive nights or days allow our employees to perform critical maintenance jobs as efficiently as possible in our 24/7 system. Since the FASTRACK program began in 2012, we have seen a reduction in train delays and in the number of track fires, and found cost efficiencies and a lower accident rate for our employees.

FASTRACK has been designed around the careful determination that there is adequate alternate means of transportation, including enhanced services along some bus lines during work periods.  Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters on trains, in stations and on selected buses; brochures will be available in both English and Spanish.  Information on this FASTRACK is available on the web at http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrack_EFMR.htm

Our next FASTRACK overnight closure scheduled to begin Monday night, September 8, to Friday morning, September 12, will take place on the G Subway Line Icon line between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av.