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Press Release
August 8, 2014
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 SubwayC SubwayE Subway 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  and E Subway trains will run via the 6 Av line in Manhattan. A Subway trains will be rerouted via the D Subway in both directions between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 34 St-Herald Sq, then via the F Subway in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and Jay St-MetroTech. E Subway trains will run via the M Subway in both directions between 5 Av/53 St and 34 St-Herald Sq, then via the F Subway in both directions between 34 St-Herald Sq and 2 Av, which will be the final stop.C Subway service will end early between 168 St and Euclid Av each night. 
Travel alternatives
  • Use 6 Av D SubwayF Subway stations for rerouted A SubwayE Subway trains or 1 Subway2 Subway trains for nearby stations in Manhattan.
  • Take 1 Subway2 Subway3 Subway4 Subway5 Subway6 Subway 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 Subway2 Subway3 Subway.
  • For Spring St, use nearby Houston St 1 Subway (2 Subway after midnight) or W4 St AE.
  • For Chambers St-World Trade Center, use Chambers St 1 Subway2 Subway, or until 11:15 p.m. take the R Subway to Cortlandt St or City Hall.   
  • For Fulton St, take the [3]4 Subway5 SubwayJ Subway (2 Subway Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 p.m.).  
  • For High St, use Clark St 2 Subway (Manhattan-bound only after 11:45 p.m.) or Jay St-MetroTech A SubwayF Subway (R Subway 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

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 between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av.