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Press Release
May 1, 2014
IMMEDIATE
FASTRACK Returns to the A C in Brooklyn
C Service Ends Early Each Night
On Monday, May 5, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the A Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon lines in Brooklyn.  A Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon service will be suspended between Jay St-MetroTech and Broadway Junction from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights, from Monday, May 5 to early Friday morning, May 9. C Subway Line Icon service ends early each night.  Free shuttle buses and J Subway Line IconL Subway Line Icon trains provide alternate service. 
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 better work environment for employees and improves train service reliability for our customers."
During our previous FASTRACK on the A Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon lines in February 2014, New York City Transit repair and maintenance crews took full advantage of the uninterrupted seven-hour work window, and completed many tasks in the areas of track, signals, infrastructure, and station environment.  They scraped and cleaned 5,360 linear feet of track, and installed 612 track tie plates.  Signal workers tested and serviced 2 switches and 19 signals.  At stations, workers replaced 8 platform signs, 348 light bulbs, primed 500 square feet of wall, and repaired 360 feet of rubbing board.  Infrastructure worker’s repaired/replaced 190 feet of handrail, repaired 48 leaks and 53 feet of bench wall, cleaned 650 feet of drain line, and performed pump plant maintenance.  This represents only a portion of what Transit workers are able to accomplish under the FASTRACK program.
During this FASTRACK A train service will operate in two sections:  
1. Between Inwood-207 St and Jay St-MetroTech.
2. Between Broadway Junction and Lefferts Blvd or Far Rockaway/Mott Av. 
Travel alternatives: 
J Subway Line IconL Subway Line Icon service is available between Manhattan and the Broadway Junction A Subway Line IconJ Subway Line IconL Subway Line Icon station.
1. Transfer between A Subway Line Icon and J Subway Line Icon trains at Fulton St.
2. Transfer between A Subway Line Icon and L Subway Line Icon trains at 14 St/8 Av.
Free shuttle buses operate on two routes: 
Transfer between A trains and free shuttle buses at Jay St-MetroTech and Broadway Junction.
1. Local via Fulton Street between Jay St-MetroTech and Broadway Junction making station stops at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, Lafayette Av, Clinton-Washington Avs, Franklin Av, Nostrand Av, Kingston-Throop Avs, Utica Av, Ralph Av, and Rockaway Av.
2. Express via Atlantic Avenue between Jay St-MetroTech and Broadway Junction making stops near Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, Nostrand Av, and Utica Av stations. 
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 http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrack_ac.htm
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 G line between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av beginning Monday night May 12, and ending early Friday morning, May 16.