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Press Release
October 11, 2013
FASTRACK Returns to Queens on the E F M R
M / R Service Ends Early Each Night

On Monday, October 14, 2013, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to Queens on the E SubwayF SubwayM SubwayR Subway Line.  There will be no E Subway service between Roosevelt Av. and World Trade Center and no F Subway service between Roosevelt Av. and 21 St-Queensbridge from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, October 14 to early Friday morning, October 18.  M Subway service ends early each night between Forest Hills-71 Av and Myrtle Av.  R Subway service ends early each night between Forest Hills-71 Av and Whitehall St.

Customers can:

  • Take the 7 Subway between Manhattan and 74 St/Roosevelt Av or Queensboro Plaza;
  • Take the N Subway  between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza;
  •  In Manhattan along 8 Av, take the A Subway Local or C Subway instead of the E Subway.
  • Along 53 St, use the D Subway or nearby 6 and N Subway service instead.
  •  In Manhattan, transfer at 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk  7 SubwayF Subway, Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority 7 SubwayA Subway, and 34 St-Herald Sq F SubwayN Subway.
  • Take the R Subway between Queens Plaza and 71 Av. When R Subway service ends, E Subway trains run local between Queens Plaza and 71 Av until 10 PM. After 10 PM, take the E Subway Local between Roosevelt Av and 71 Av.
  • Free shuttle buses run LOCAL between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St/Roosevelt Av, making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St.
  • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 St/Roosevelt Av 7 SubwayE SubwayF Subway or Queensboro Plaza 7 SubwayN Subway.


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