March 6, 2014
FASTRACK Returns to the B D F M Sixth Avenue Line
On Monday, March 10, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to stations in Manhattan. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 10, to early Friday morning, March 14, 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. and trains are rerouted on the 8 Av line. and service ends early in Manhattan each night.
Use 8 Av stations to connect with and trains.
For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, transfer between trains at B’way-Lafayette St to continue your trip.
Take the train for service to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge.
Transfer between and trains at 42 St-Port Authority/Times Sq-42 St, through the passageway.
trains will operate as follows:
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 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 trains originating in Brooklyn.
trains run via the 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 train.
trains are extended to 21 St-Queensbridge via the 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 trains originate at 21 St-Queensbridge.
and 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 line between 96 St and Dyckman St beginning Monday night March 24, and ending early Friday morning, March 28.