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Press Release
February 27, 2014
FASTRACK Comes to the N Q R Lines
On Monday, March 3, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the N SubwayQ SubwayR Subway stations in Manhattan.  For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 3, to early Friday morning, March 7, N SubwayQ SubwayR Subway trains will not stop at stations in Manhattan. N Subway trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only, Q trains are rerouted via the D Subway 6 Av Line in Manhattan to/from the 57 St F Subway station, and R Subway service ends early in Manhattan and Queens.
Travel alternatives:   
1. Use nearby stations on the 8 Av AE, 7 Av 12, 6 Av DFQ, and Lexington Av 46 lines instead.
2. Take the 7 Subway for service between Queens and Manhattan.
3. Make key transfers between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 SubwayN Subway, 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 SubwayD SubwayF SubwayQ Subway, Jay St-MetroTech AFN, and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 2 Subway4 SubwayD SubwayN SubwayQ Subway.
4. N Subway trains make local R Subway stops between Court St and 59 St, Brooklyn.
N SubwayQ SubwayR Subway trains will operate as follows:
N Subway Two sections (Queens and Brooklyn) as follows:
•  Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
•  Between Stillwell Av and the Court St R Subway station.
Q Subway trains rerouted via the D Subway in Manhattan as follows:
•  Manhattan-bound: After DeKalb Av, Q Subway trains run via the D Subway to 47-50 Sts, then to the 57 St F Subway station, the last stop.
•  Coney Island-bound: Trains originate at the 57 St F Subway station then run via the D Subway to Brooklyn.
Regular Coney Island-bound Q Subway service resumes at DeKalb Av.
R Subway train service end early in Manhattan and Queens as follows:
•  The last R Subway train to Whitehall St leaves 71 Av at about 8:53 p.m. 
•  The last R Subway train to 71 Av leaves Whitehall St at about 9:53 p.m.
•  In Brooklyn, R Subway shuttle service between 36 St and 95 St starts early.
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
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 6 Av corridor on the B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway between 14 St and 57 St beginning Monday night March 10, and ending early Friday morning, March 14.