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Press Release
September 26, 2013
IMMEDIATE
FASTRACK Returns to N Q Stations in Manhattan
Also Upcoming Weekend FASTRACK in Coney Island on the D N

MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program is returning to the N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon stations in Manhattan for the fourth time this year.  From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., on four consecutive weeknights beginning Monday, September 30 and ending early morning Friday, October 4, service is suspended at all N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon stations in Manhattan.  N Subway Line Icon trains will operate in Queens and Brooklyn only.  Q Subway Line Icon trains will operate in Brooklyn and on the 6th Avenue D Subway Line Icon line in Manhattan.  R Subway Line Icon service ends early in Manhattan, Queens and in Brooklyn between 36th Street and Court Street each night.

N Subway Line Icon trains operate in two sections:

  1. Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
  2. Between Stillwell Avenue and the Court Street R Subway Line Icon station

Customers should use these travel alternatives:

  • Take the 7 Subway Line Icon for service between Queens and Manhattan.
  • Take the 2 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line Icon and Q Subway Line Icon for service between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • In Manhattan, use nearby stations on other lines instead.
  • Transfer between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 Subway Line IconN Subway Line Icon, 5th Avenue-42nd Street-Bryant Park 7 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon, Jay Street-MetroTech A Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconN Subway Line Icon and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center 2 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon.

Q Subway Line Icon trains operate as follows:

  • Manhattan-bound, after DeKalb Avenue, Q Subway Line Icon trains run via the D Subway Line Icon line to 47th -50th Sts, then to the 57th Street F Subway Line Icon station, the last stop.
  • Coney Island-bound, trains originate at the 57th Street F Subway Line Icon station, then run via the D Subway Line Icon line to Brooklyn.  Regular Coney Island-bound Q Subway Line Icon service resumes after DeKalb Avenue.

For travel alternatives, customers should:

  • Take the Q Subway Line Icon to/from 6th Avenue stations in Manhattan.
  • Transfer between trains at 5th Avenue-42nd Street-Bryant Park 7 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center 2 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon.

During the June 2013 FASTRACK on the N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon stations in Manhattan, maintenance workers removed 166,300 pounds of scrap and debris, cleared 1,255 third rail defects, serviced 25 switches and 44 signals, cleared 2,650 feet of track drain, cleaned and tested 505 public address system speakers, and replaced 820 tunnel light bulbs.

These FASTRACK efforts have 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_NQR.htm.

The following FASTRACK will be on the weekend of October 5 and 6.   There will be no service on the D Subway Line Icon line between Coney Island/Stillwell Av and Bay Pkwy and no N Subway Line Icon service between Coney Island/Stillwell Av and 86th Street from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. 

The first weekend FASTRACK on the D Subway Line Icon and N Subway Line Icon elevated track in southern Brooklyn was in April 2013.  Maintenance workers serviced two switches and eight signals and installed various switch components at the Bay 50th interlocking.  Crews also replaced rails and welded switch components that permit the wheels on one rail of track to cross to an intersecting rail.

 

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