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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 SubwayQ Subway 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 SubwayQ Subway stations in Manhattan.  N Subway trains will operate in Queens and Brooklyn only.  Q Subway trains will operate in Brooklyn and on the 6th Avenue D Subway line in Manhattan.  R Subway service ends early in Manhattan, Queens and in Brooklyn between 36th Street and Court Street each night.

N Subway trains operate in two sections:

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

Customers should use these travel alternatives:

  • Take the 7 Subway for service between Queens and Manhattan.
  • Take the 2 Subway4 SubwayD SubwayF Subway and Q Subway for service between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • In Manhattan, use nearby stations on other lines instead.
  • Transfer between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 SubwayN Subway, 5th Avenue-42nd Street-Bryant Park 7 SubwayD SubwayF SubwayQ Subway, Jay Street-MetroTech A SubwayF SubwayN Subway and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center 2 Subway4 SubwayD SubwayN SubwayQ Subway.

Q Subway trains operate as follows:

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

For travel alternatives, customers should:

  • Take the Q Subway to/from 6th Avenue stations in Manhattan.
  • Transfer between trains at 5th Avenue-42nd Street-Bryant Park 7 SubwayD SubwayF SubwayQ Subway and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center 2 Subway4 SubwayD SubwayN SubwayQ Subway.

During the June 2013 FASTRACK on the N SubwayQ Subway 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 between Coney Island/Stillwell Av and Bay Pkwy and no N Subway 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 and N Subway 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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