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Press Release
February 21, 2014
FASTRACK Comes to the F Line
No F Service between B'way-Lafayette St and York St.
On Monday, February 24, for the first time, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the {F} line in Lower Manhattan.  For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, February 24, to early Friday morning, February 28, {F} trains will not stop at B'way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St.  F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the A Subway Line Icon line in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.
Travel alternatives:  Free shuttle buses, D Subway Line Icon and J Subway Line Icon  trains provide alternate service. 
In Manhattan:
1. Buses operate between B’way-Lafayette St and East Broadway making station stops at 2 Av and Delancey St.
2. Use shuttle buses to connect with D Subway Line Icon service at B’way-Lafayette St.
3. Transfer between D Subway Line Icon and F Subway Line Icon trains at W 4 St.
4. Additional connections with F Subway Line Icon service at Fulton St are available via the 4 Subway Line Icon local (to/from Bleecker St) and the J Subway Line Icon (to/from Delancey St/Essex St).
In Brooklyn:
1. Free shuttle buses run between York St and Jay St-MetroTech, where F Subway Line Icon service is available.
2. Transfer between free shuttle buses and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.
3. York St customers may also use the High St A Subway Line Icon station, where F Subway Line Icon service is available.
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.
FASTRACK was introduced in January 2012, devoting four straight weeknights to perform maintenance work in tunnels, stations and on tracks, completely suspending service within a given line segment for a seven-hour period between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., allowing an army of maintenance workers to perform dozens of tasks.   
Our next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon at all Manhattan stations beginning Monday night March 3, and ending early Friday morning March 7.