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Press Release
June 19, 2014
FASTRACK Returns to the 2 3 4 Lines in Brooklyn
3 Service Ends Early Each Night
On Monday, June 23, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to Brooklyn on the 2 Subway3 Subway4 Subway lines between Crown Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.  From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, June 23, to early Friday morning, June 27, 2 Subway4 Subway trains run express in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Franklin Av.  Trains will not stop at Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum. 3 Subway service ends early each night between Chambers St and New Lots Av.  Take free shuttle buses and Q Subway trains.  
Travel alternatives: 
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Franklin Av making subway station stops at Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy.
  • Transfer between free shuttle buses and trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr [2]4 SubwayQ Subwayand Franklin Av 2 Subway4 Subway.
  • For Bergen St and Grand Army Plaza, consider the Q Subway at the nearby 7 Av station for service to/from Manhattan.
  • 4 Subway service is extended to New Lots Av early.  Transfer between 2 Subway and 3 trains at Chambers St or between 2 Subway and 4 Subway trains at Franklin Av.

​Joseph Leader, Senior Vice President for the Department of Subways, said, "Our FASTRACK efforts have been highly successful in repairing and maintaining a subway system that provides a safer work environment for the hundreds of employees working in tunnels and stations to repair and replace components that are vital to providing safe and reliable train service, and an improved station environment our customers."

During our previous FASTRACK along the Eastern Parkway line in January 2013, train service was suspended along the local tracks between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Franklin Av.  New York City Transit repair and maintenance crews completed many tasks which ranged from track, infrastructure and electronic maintenance, as well as station maintenance.  Track workers generated 7,657 bags of debris, scraped and cleaned 19,736 linear feet of track, replaced 201 tie blocks, and installed 657 plates, and scraped and cleaned 13,680 feet of track under and around the third rail.  Infrastructure workers repaired or replaced 300 feet of handrail, replaced 317 light bulbs, cleaned 450 feet of track drain, and sealed 53 leaks.  Maintenance was performed on 16 public address systems, 44 customer information screens and 431 public address system speakers. At stations, workers painted 6,400 square feet of surface areas, replaced 264 station light bulbs, repaired/replaced 64 square feet of floor tile and painted 78 feet of rubbing board attached to the platform edge.  This represents only a portion of the work completed during this FASTRACK diversion.
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 the E SubwayF SubwayM SubwayR Subway Queens Blvd Line, between 5 Av/ 53 St and Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av beginning Monday night July 21 and ending early Friday morning, July 25.