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Press Release
March 6, 2014
IMMEDIATE
FASTRACK Returns to the B D F M Sixth Avenue Line
On Monday, March 10, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway stations in Manhattan. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 10, to early Friday morning, March 14, B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway trains will not stop at the following 6 Av stations: 14 St, 23 St, 34 St-Herald Sq, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 47-50 Sts, and 57 St. D Subway and F Subway trains are rerouted on the 8 Av A SubwayC SubwayE Subway line. B Subway and M Subway service ends early in Manhattan each night.
Travel alternatives:   
Use 8 Av A SubwayC SubwayE Subway stations to connect with D Subway and F Subway trains.  
For D Subway service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, transfer between D Subway trains at B’way-Lafayette St to continue your trip.
Take the Q Subway train for service to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge. 
Transfer between F Subway and Q Subway trains at 42 St-Port Authority/Times Sq-42 St, through the passageway.
B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM Subway trains will operate as follows:
D Subway trains are rerouted and operate in two sections:
Between 205 St and the 2 Av F station, via C line between 145 St and W 4 St, and via the F Subway line to/from 2 Av, the last stop.
Between Stillwell Av and the W 4 St station:   W 4 St is the last stop for D Subway trains originating in Brooklyn.
F Subway trains run via the E Subway line between W 4 St and Roosevelt Av, in both directions.  For service to Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, take a Q Subway train.
Q Subway trains are extended to 21 St-Queensbridge via the F Subway line after  57 St-7 Av.
Trains run to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge, the last stop.
Coney Island-bound Q Subway trains originate at 21 St-Queensbridge.
B Subway and M Subway service ends early each night (times are approximate):
Manhattan-bound service in Brooklyn and Queens ends at 9:30 p.m. 
Service in Manhattan is available until 10 p.m. 
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 1 Subway line between 96 St and Dyckman St beginning Monday night March 24, and ending early Friday morning, March 28.