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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 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconM Subway Line Icon stations in Manhattan. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 10, to early Friday morning, March 14, B Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconM Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon and F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the 8 Av A Subway Line IconC Subway Line IconE Subway Line Icon line. B Subway Line Icon and M Subway Line Icon service ends early in Manhattan each night.
Travel alternatives:   
Use 8 Av A Subway Line IconC Subway Line IconE Subway Line Icon stations to connect with D Subway Line Icon and F Subway Line Icon trains.  
For D Subway Line Icon service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, transfer between D Subway Line Icon trains at B’way-Lafayette St to continue your trip.
Take the Q Subway Line Icon train for service to/from Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island, and 21 St-Queensbridge. 
Transfer between F Subway Line Icon and Q Subway Line Icon trains at 42 St-Port Authority/Times Sq-42 St, through the passageway.
B Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconM Subway Line Icon trains will operate as follows:
D Subway Line Icon 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 Icon 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 Line Icon trains originating in Brooklyn.
F Subway Line Icon trains run via the E Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon train.
Q Subway Line Icon trains are extended to 21 St-Queensbridge via the F Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon trains originate at 21 St-Queensbridge.
B Subway Line Icon and M Subway Line Icon 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 Icon line between 96 St and Dyckman St beginning Monday night March 24, and ending early Friday morning, March 28.